Families rely on fast internet access that 5G promises.(Sofatutor photo from Unsplash)

1st State called 2nd best on 5G (and it’s fairly cheap)

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Delaware is the second-best state for 5G cellular coverage, some number crunching of federal data concludes. But it has second-worst availability of broadband with speeds of at least 1,000 megabits. And online access is relatively cheap in the First State. Internet access is a must-have for many families, and it’s in the news with President Biden in June announcing a …

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State to push federal program that helps pay internet costs

Sam HautGovernment, Headlines

Delaware officials are mounting a campaign to tell lower-income families about a federal program that can cut their costs for broadband internet service. The Affordable Connectivity Program, established by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will provide eligible households a monthly discount of up to $30 on their internet bill and a one-time $100 discount toward a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet. …

The state has until August to release its 5-year plan to expand broadband. (Pixabay)

State details plans for broadband expansion in county hearings 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Kent County farm owner Jane Warren is anxious to have internet service at her home, but there’s no way to do that now. “We cannot function because everything is done online,” she said during a Delaware Department of Technology and Information public hearing Wednesday night about state efforts to expand broadband access. The department has until August to develop a …


Sen. Brian Pettyjohn to host webinar on broadband internet

Charlie MegginsonBusiness, Government, Headlines

A webinar focused on the expansion of broadband internet access will give Delawareans a chance to ask questions and learn more about the state’s investment in hardwired internet infrastructure.  On Tuesday, April 12, Sen. Brian Pettyjohn, R-Georgetown, will host the webinar for interested members of the public.  Panelists will include representatives from the Delaware Department of Technology and Information, who …

Grants allocated to bring high-speed internet to every Delaware home

Charlie MegginsonGovernment, Headlines

Every Delaware home will have access to high-speed wired broadband internet thanks to $56 million in federal infrastructure grants. Grants were awarded to Comcast, Verizon and Mediacom – Delaware’s three largest service providers. Comcast will receive $33.1 million, Verizon will receive $11.8 million and Mediacom will receive $11.1 million. With those funds, the three companies will extend their existing coverage …