KNOE: More Louisiana residents needed to take this quick broadband speed test

Broadband internet access has become an essential need, and it’s been proven time and time again during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s also a big topic on the national radar, which could mean grants and improvements for rural areas like much of the Delta Region states, which officials say “lack the adequate digital infrastructure to support access to critical services such as healthcare, distance learning, and remote work.”

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New Orleans Patch: New Orleans Business Alliance Receives $1.3M Grant To Develop Biotech Labs At The Beach At UNO

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced yesterday that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.3M grant to the New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA) to support the development of wet lab space and clean room in the Information Technology Center at The Beach at UNO.

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Government Technology: New Orleans Launches Its AI-Powered, Textable 311 Chatbot

New Orleans has launched an artificial intelligence-powered 311 chatbot to deliver faster answers to a wider range of residents. Dubbed “Jazz,” the bot is reachable via text and at the city website. It is expected to provide 24/7 services to a city that, by Census Bureau counts, numbered 390,000 in July 2019.

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