More funding for internet access has been made available during the COVID-19 pandemic, but coordination and permitting are still hurdles.
People without reliable internet access can be hard to reach.
A change to the E-Rate program could help tribal libraries get online.
The Facebook property has become a business lifeline in countries where other communication alternatives are expensive or inaccessible.
Applications open May 12 for low-income consumers who need help paying for faster, more reliable internet.
Green energy, internet connectivity and new school buildings are likely to be on the agenda for the White House and Democrats.
Rural counties in Mississippi received a $4.6 million grant to connect schools, businesses and public services to the internet.
The idea is that internet is not a luxury, but a fundamental part of participating in the economy.
In its quest to improve internet access, the state is taking matters into its own hands.
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.