Broadband News of Interest - July

Internet articles about education, public safety, healthcare and government in relation to the broadband industry.

States Pledge to Meet the Cyber Threat
Over the last year, Gov. McAuliffe has spearheaded an effort to strengthen state cybersecurity through Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, his NGA chair’s initiative.
Posted by: National Governor’s Association

It's never too early to start planning for E-rate
Due to the amount of planning and paperwork necessary, it's never too early to start filing for 2018 funding from the FCC's E-rate program, according to Ed Tech: Focus on K-12.
Posted by: Education Drive

Iowa to Transform Communications for Public Safety; Governor Reynolds Approves Buildout Plan for First Responder Network
Governor Kim Reynolds announced her decision to accept the FirstNet and AT&T* plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the State's public safety community.
Posted by: PR Newswire 

Telehealth plays growing role for patient access to care in rural America
While about 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 9 percent of physicians practice there. That healthcare reality is forcing those areas of the country to consider expanding telehealth services as a potential solution for overcoming provider shortages and the lack of patient access to care.
Posted by: HealthData

DMACC & ISU Partnership Creates the Iowa Cyber Hub™
ISU and DMACC have entered into a partnership to establish the Iowa Cyber Hub™ with the goal of increasing the number of cyber security professionals in Iowa.
Posted by: DMACC