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Rural Internet Getting a Boost From USDA
Rural Internet Getting a Boost From USDA
The Biden administration official charged with coordinating the implementation of the massive bipartisan infrastructure bill, Mitch Landriue, said besides proving roads, bridges and rural electric grids and such, that bill has resources for another major goal: "Providing high speed internet to every home, every business so that rural community specifically can stay connected to jobs, precisio
FCC Chair Pai to Step Down January 20
Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai will step down January 20, the day President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in. Pai was appointed to the commission in 2012 by President Barack Obama, and made chairman by President Donald Trump in 2017 ...
Wyden Plans To Reintroduce Community Broadband Act
Last week, Senator Ron Wyden announced he will reintroduce the Community Broadband Act to improve internet access in underserved communities. Oregon’s senior senator says the proposal is even more important during the coronavirus pandemic as millions of students and families find themselves struggling to learn and work remotely. ...
Newhouse: More Needs To Be Done Connecting Rural America
Newhouse: More Needs To Be Done Connecting Rural America
It’s a push the FCC and USDA have promoted for years, connecting rural America up to broadband service, allowing producers and others in small towns or wide open locations to compete on the international market.  However, a study released last week by Broadband Now Research shows the number of Americans without broadband is moving in the wrong direction.  The stud...
Study Says FCC Underestimates Number of Americans Without Internet
Study Says FCC Underestimates Number of Americans Without Internet
USDA and the FCC are working to get broadband service to Americans across the country.  But the number of Americans without internet service at all may surprise you.   A report issued by BroadbandNow Research says the number of Americans that are without internet service is 43 million.  That’s ...

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