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Especially in rural areas of the country, many lack access to broadband internet — and thus have struggled to participate in the remote learning, working and health care that have allowed others to adapt during the crisis.

The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services has contracted with OffenderWatch, an IT firm that has developed a vast network of sex offender registries across 21 states.

Death rates from cancer are higher in rural America – in part because of reduced access to high-quality care.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture joined its government partners to release a Progress Report detailing the accomplishments of the American Broadband Initiative (ABI) one year after the release of the initial ABI Milestones Report. The Progress Report released today shows significant achievements across government in removing regulatory barriers to broadband deployment, leveraging public resources for broadband expansion, and maximizing the impact of federal broadband funding.

A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep data secure—and that was before classes moved almost entirely online.

The State of Georgia recently announced the publication of Georgia’s Broadband Availability Map, a new tool that will bring more transparency about the internet marketplace and clarify which Georgia households do

The lack of broadband access for rural Iowans took the spotlight Thursday in Gov. Kim Reynolds’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board’s second meeting. The challenge facing many rural Iowans came up repeatedly in Thursday’s Zoom meeting in categories ranging from health care to workforce.

When Butterfly Network first began rolling out its handheld ultrasound scanners in 2018, much of the focus was on providing tools to parts of Africa and Latin America, where access to large and more traditional ultrasound machines was far more restricted. But two years later, a technology that was positioned to help the developing world may find a new use in the United States as hospitals adapt to the new challenges of the coronavirus pandemic

Gov. Mark Gordon announced the launch of a new COVID-19 contact tracing app for residents of the state. The app keeps a record of users' location to use for contact tracing if they test positive for the virus.

Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), an online public school program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, has extended its enrollment deadline for the 2020-2021 school year. As the pandemic stretches into the summer, uncertainty is growing on what the upcoming school year could look like and many families are considering learning alternatives. 


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