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Slower Speeds, Less Access: The Public Agency Response to Rural Broadband

January 10, 2018View for printing

Public entities like the Federal Communications Commission and state legislatures are supposed to look after the common good. Instead, their policies are making things tougher for small towns and rural areas anxious to improve their connectivity.

By Craig Settles

http://www.dailyyonder.com/slower-sp ... 1/09/23148/

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FCC Uses Bogus Data to Show Big Increases in Broadband Access http://www.matr.net/article-80739.html

The current state of broadband Internet access in rural Montana http://www.matr.net/article-80750.html

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FCC rule change would harm rural broadband expansion

A rule change proposed by the Federal Communications Commission would halt a major expansion of broadband into rural areas at the same time the Trump administration is looking for ways to bring more broadband into the countryside.

“Obviously, spectrum use is going to be critical to rural broadband rollout, and we hope that there will be equitable consideration for different types of use of spectrum,” a senior administration official told reporters Jan. 5 while discussing a new report on the administration’s plans for boosting economic growth in rural areas.

Cheryl Bolen

https://about.bgov.com/blog/fcc-rule- ... -expansion/


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