Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN) is enhancing experiences on its Lumen Platform by investing in high-bandwidth Ethernet architecture to bring upgraded Ethernet services to more than 40 cities by year end. These services were recently rolled out in nine cities with nine more gaining access to Ethernet speeds up to 30 gigabits per second in early May.
Arizona will receive $12.8 million flowing from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (Act) to help the state recover from three major wildfires. Arizona’s water authority also recently received $18.5 million The new funding will support the creation of wastewater treatment plants, water pipelines, flood detention and filtration treatments for rural and Native American communities. The funding allocation, among the first coming to Arizona, is a clear signal for businesses to begin researching how they can provide infrastructure products and services as more federal infrastructure funding comes to Arizona.
Involta, an industry-leading hybrid IT, cloud computing, and data center services company, is pleased to announce Tier 1 internet service provider Cogent Communications has deployed a new Point of Presence (PoP) in the company’s Tucson data center. The new PoP adds to this high-performance facility’s connectivity options providing leading Tucson healthcare, manufacturing and financial services organizations access to one of the top five backbone networks in the world.
The Arizona Commerce Authority, in partnership with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), announced today the Arizona Statewide Broadband Middle-Mile Strategic Plan, which supports current broadband expansion efforts on Interstate 17 and Interstate 19. The Strategic Plan has led to the creation of the Statewide Middle-Mile Network, which aims to increase broadband service along I-17 and I-19 and future expansion along additional interstate and state highways.
Their 17-by-65-feet house with a single room is two and a half miles off the roadway. The closest neighbors live 5 miles away. The nearest town, 25 miles.
But the Taylors have plenty to keep them busy. The husband and wife duo, members of the Hopi tribe, spend their days watching over their 25 cattle that graze the land. A couple of horses also run around the homestead.
Can it get any better than this? As Capitol Hill observers may tell you, it seems to have taken the topics of clean energy and broadband to help build a bridge across the partisan divide that has meant gridlock among Washington lawmakers for some time. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden and the Build Back Better Act that is still the topic of congressional discussions feature components to give us hope for a reenergized future in America.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $14.8 million in Arizona to deploy broadband infrastructure in rural areas without sufficient access to high-speed internet.
A group of the nation’s leading technology associations sent a joint letter to Congressional leadership urging the passage of two crucial pieces of legislation that will help connect families in under-served areas to high-speed, broadband internet.
With Arizona’s technology sector growing at a pace 40% faster than the rest of the nation, we are increasingly pleased with the Governor’s leadership in investing in K12, higher education and specifically in STEM. The Council is advocating for STEM ecosystem investment and cultivation as one of its 2020 legislative priorities, and we look forward to working with the Governor on making our vision a reality.
On January 23, 2020, the Broadband Stakeholder Network, in cooperation with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a free webinar on Arizona and USDA funding for broadband in Arizona. You’ll also learn about Gov. Ducey’s proposal for major new investments in Rural Broadband in Arizona that includes $10 million in Rural Broadband Development Grants and nearly $50 million in funding for Smart Highway Corridors.