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Kery Murakami

Senior Reporter

Kery Murakami
Kery Murakami is a senior reporter covering Congress and federal agencies for Route Fifty. A longtime reporter, he has covered state, city and county governments, as well as transportation, at newspapers like the Seattle Times, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Newsday. In Washington, D.C, he has covered federal policy areas including broadband, healthcare and higher education.
Digital Government

FCC's new National Broadband Map offers granular look at service and gaps

The draft release kicks off a process where states, localities and the general public can challenge inaccuracies. The new data will be crucial in guiding how the federal government divides billions in broadband funding between states.

Congress

New semiconductor law aims to create ‘Silicon Valleys’ across U.S.

$10 billion in funding will go to support 20 research hubs with a third of them set to be in small or rural communities.

Workforce

Biden signs semiconductor Bill, spurring hopes for new jobs and manufacturing around the U.S.

The $54.2 billion measure drew broad support from local leaders, who believe their regions could benefit. “We need to make these chips here in America," the president said.