What’s New in Digital Equity: Delaware May Become First Fully Connected State

According to officials with the state of Delaware, the state is on track to become the first fully connected state in the nation. This claim was made at an event during which Gov. John Carney and representatives of leading service providers like Comcast and Verizon joined together with the Communication Workers of America to celebrate the state’s progress in closing the digital divide.

Progress over the last 12 months made by the state and Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom includes making high-speed Internet available for the first time to 5,859 homes and businesses in the state — primarily in rural areas. There are still 372 locations that remain to be installed using American Rescue Plan Act funding. The remaining locations are slated to be reached over the next few months, which will make a total of $33 million in ARPA funding.

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