Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks at an event titled “Transforming Rail in Virginia” at the Amtrak-VRE station in March 30, 2021 in Alexandria, Virginia.

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, a Democrat, announced Friday that the commonwealth will invest $700 million of federal funds to provide universal broadband to its residents by 2024.

The plan is the most comprehensive and firm commitment of any state to reach such a goal on that timeframe, according to Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who spoke at a press conference announcing the initiative. The 2024 target is four years earlier than Northam’s

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This is one in a series of posts about the digital adoption across different demographic groups in the U.S.

Black and Hispanic adults in the United States remain less likely than White adults to say they own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Jan. 25 to Feb. 8, 2021. But there are no racial and ethnic differences when it comes to other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.

Eight-in-ten White adults report owning a desktop or laptop computer, compared with 69{32cab40226fb9659b52e7925d8240640c7cae90b58a254f5ffce23f5dca80369}

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DUBLIN, July 05, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The “South Pacific Islands – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses” report has been added to’s offering.

South Pacific Islands benefiting from improved international telecoms infrastructure

This annual publication provides valuable information, analyses and current statistics on the telecom markets of the seven largest countries in the Pacific region. It focuses on the markets of Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, New Caledonia and Samoa.

The report includes a regional overview, identifying the key trends and leading operators. It provides insights into the mobile market of each

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A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia illustrated how not having access to a computer with broadband access can and often does limit one’s access to the labor force. It was another data point underscoring a reality that became more apparent during the pandemic: When it comes to digital access, there’s still work to be done to get everyone on a level playing field.

To follow up on the report, asked the community, via our daily email newsletter, about how citizens can play a role in addressing the digital divide. Four professionals from the Greater Philadelphia

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ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications has approved the allocation of funds for the Universal Service Fund (USF) projects for high-speed internet services and contracts for next-generation broadband, ARY News reported on Monday.

The approval was given in the 77th meeting of the Board of Directors of Universal Service Fund (USF) chaired by IT secretary Dr Sohail Rajput today. The board approved the USF’s budget worth approximately Rs18 billion for the fiscal year 2021-22.

Four USF projects worth approximately Rs2.14 billion have been approved by the board to provide high-speed internet services to approximately 2.2 million people

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BENTONVILLE, Ark. & ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To help the millions of Americans who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19, Walmart and AT&T are working together to offer eligible customers select home internet and wireless plans via AT&T PREPAID and Cricket Wireless for little or even no cost. These offers are available through the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB),1 and customers can find eligible plans on and in more than 2,300 Walmart stores across the country. If signing up for an eligible plan at Walmart, customers must complete their EBB enrollment with AT&T PREPAID or Cricket.

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