Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.

Seattle Prepares to Challenge FCC Over ‘Misguided’ 5G Order

More cities are expected to jump on the effort to overturn the ruling.

FCC Approves New Rule To Limit Local Authority In 5G Rollout

Proponents said the order will insure that delivery of faster wireless service occurs in more areas more quickly, but a key opponent called it “extraordinary federal overreach.”

Elizabeth Warren’s Ambitious Fix for America’s Housing Crisis

The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation that takes aim at segregation, redlining, restrictive zoning, and the loss of equity by low-income homeowners.

Criminal Justice Experts, DOJ Spar Over Who’s to Thank for Crime Decreases in 2017

Violent crimes dipped in the first year of the Trump administration, but that coincides with state and local strategies focused on community policing and criminal justice reforms.

Towns Pick Up the Tab for U.S. Forest Service Staff

Some town governments in Colorado's mountains are setting aside money to pay for U.S. Forest Service employees, hoping the extra staff can better maintain national forests that are crowded with tourists each summer.

Who Will Regulate Hyperloop?

Virgin Hyperloop One fancies itself a railroad, but the question is far from decided as the company nears the end of feasibility studies in several cities and states.

Shredding Tires to Fight Mosquitoes

A Louisiana parish will use federal grant money to buy a tire shredder to eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Mayors Press for 'Opportunity Zones' Regulations in Treasury Meeting

U.S. Conference of Mayors leaders say they're eager for capital to start flowing under the new economic development program.

What to Include in a National Framework for Self-Driving Vehicles

State and local officials had some ideas for Congress at a Wednesday hearing on Capitol Hill.

FCC Prepares to Push Forward With Streamlining 5G Deployment

“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.

Sanctuary Cities Get a Win on Law Enforcement Grants

The injunction preventing the Department of Justice from withholding them from certain cities is back in place.

Cities Release Their Own Broadband Model Code

While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.

NLC Targets Political Opposition to Federal Housing Assistance by Joining Campaign

Opportunity Starts at Now is focused on the widening gap between rent and income across the U.S.

FCC Floats Ideas to Fill In Wireless Dead Zones

Both Democrats and Republicans at a congressional hearing agreed that gaps in coverage are a problem. “We’ve got to kick somebody’s ass, truthfully,” said Sen. Jon Tester.

Report: Many Cities Are Not Equipped to Go It Alone in the Trump Era

Despite calls for local control, communities are only given a limited set of tools and are facing historic fiscal pressures. That could be a looming problem for many cities, according to a new report.

Transit Advocates Question If Trump Administration Withholding $1.4B in Local Grants

The Federal Transit Administration said most projects haven’t met the grant requirements for consideration yet.

School Board's Prayer Policy Ruled Unconstitutional

A federal appeals court ruled that the Chino Valley Unified School District's prayer policy violated the First Amendment.

Caught in a Disaster? Your Rescuer Might Be an Amateur

CERT volunteers have played a prominent role in responding to California wildfires in recent years.