The Federal Communications Commission is ready to auction $20 billion for rural broadband development starting in October, but many lawmakers are nervous that they don’t have accurate enough data to do it correctly.
By Dean DeChiaro, CQ-Roll Call | September 22, 2020
The Detroit Board of Police Commissioners has passed a motion that aims to increase oversight of the department’s involvement in the 1033 Program. The goal: set boundaries because residents’ lives are at stake.
By Omar Abdel-Baqui, Detroit Free Press | September 22, 2020
Federal officials have given approval for Texas Central Railroad’s planned high-speed rail line that will run from Houston to Dallas. But many are opposed to the bullet train as analysis predicts that it could displace 235 homes.
By Dug Begley, Houston Chronicle | September 22, 2020
A new article in Telecommunications Policy presents evidence that local areas generally fare better when states award broadband money to providers and allow municipalities to get into the broadband business.
Gov. Newsom wants to increase the state’s climate change fight, which could mean increased costs for Californians. But, it’s unclear if they are willing to pay while California struggles with economic recovery.
By Dale Kasler, The Sacramento Bee | September 21, 2020
In addition to occasionally poor connectivity, the state Legislature has held fewer meetings than normal, which has reduced lawmaking. Some legislators hope the COVID challenges encourage more time efficiency.
By Jens Gould, The Santa Fe New Mexican | September 21, 2020