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Punjab govt to fast-track growth of digital network, provide broadband access for all, Telecom News, ET Telecom

Chandigarh: Despite having a telecom infrastructure density almost double to that of the national average, the Punjab government has decided to increase it further to ensure fast track growth of digital communication network and provide affordable and universal access of broadband for all in the border state.

As per a statement, Punjab’s telecom infrastructure density ranks third in the country and is presently 0.7 per 1,000 population. The national average, meanwhile, stands at 0.42 per 1,000.

Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Tuesday issued directions to expedite the process of clearance for installation of more telecom infrastructure in the state and

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Ingenious Financial Announces Plan to Raise $10 Billion to Provide Technology to Unbanked and Underserved Communities | State

ARLINGTON, Va., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Executives at Ingenious Financial today announced plans to raise $10 billion in capital to invest in unbanked and underserved communities.

Darnell Parker, founder of Ingenious Financial, and Derek Taylor, Chief Operating Officer of Ingenious Financial, say the $10 billion will fund the capital disbursement towards the following four initiatives:

  • $4 billion for the financial institution and holding company
  • $5 billion for technology products, smartphones, and broadband service
  • $600 million to lease nationwide training facilities
  • $400 million to hire 500 employees nationwide to train how to use a smartphone and teach financial
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ConnectED NY fund to provide no-cost internet access for 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts

Fri, Mar 19th 2021 05:25 pm

Program supported by Schmidt Futures, Ford Foundation in partnership with New York state

Students without at-home connectivity in 210 school districts will be eligible for no-cost internet through June 2022

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Reimagine New York Commission announced the launch of ConnectED NY, an emergency fund to provide approximately 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts with free internet access through June 2022. Funding will be provided by Schmidt Futures and the Ford Foundation and the program will be managed by Digital Promise, a nonprofit that is dedicated to closing the

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Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of ConnectED NY Fund to Provide No-Cost Internet Access for 50,000 Students in Economically Disadvantaged School Districts

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the Reimagine New York Commission today announced the launch of ConnectED NY, an emergency fund to provide approximately 50,000 students in economically disadvantaged school districts with free internet access through June 2022. Funding will be provided by Schmidt Futures and the Ford Foundation and the program will be managed by Digital Promise, a non-profit which is dedicated to closing the digital learning gap.   

“Internet access is an essential utility in the 21st century — a new reality that has only been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic — and we have a responsibility to ensure

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Governor Lamont and Congressional Delegation Announce Launch of State Program To Provide Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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03/15/2021

Governor Lamont and Congressional Delegation Announce Launch of State Program To Provide Emergency Rental and Utility Assistance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Department of Housing Also Announces Additional Assistance for Undocumented Immigrants and a Partnership with Connecticut Legal Services

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont, members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation, and Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno today announced the launch of UniteCT, a new state program to provide rental and utility assistance to qualified Connecticut households financially impacted by COVID-19.

As further detailed in the program guidelines, UniteCT may provide up to $10,000 in rental assistance and

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FCC to Provide Internet, Discounts for Low-Income Households


(TNS) — Residents grappling with the increasingly high costs of home Internet services may see some relief soon thanks to a new $3.2 billion federal program.

Established last week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will make use of funds provided through the COVID-19 relief bill established by Congress last December. The program will provide qualifying low-income households with a $50 discount on their monthly bill to help bridge the digital divide that has become even more pronounced since schools and many businesses were forced to rely on virtual communication in the wake of COVID-19.

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