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High-Speed Internet 'Transformational' for Rural New York:




FCC chairman proposes $500 million in funding for rural broadband:




The current state of broadband Internet access in rural Montana:


Today, independent rural Montana telecommunication providers cover more than 70 percent of Montana's 147,040-square-mile landmass with high-speed broadband internet access, according to the Montana Telecommunication ...


The Looming Digital Meltdown - "It is past time to panic.":


For computer security professionals, 2018 started with a bang. A new class of security vulnerability -- a variety of flaws that affect almost all major microprocessor chips, and that could enable hackers ...


New coalition to bring more internet to rural America:


Join our fight to bring broadband to all rural Americans. Tell Washington to take action to bridge the digital divide now! Microsoft, along with a slew of rural broadband and technology groups, is ...


In rural America, building the internet for everyone has stalled:


Public funding for infrastructure has dried up President Trump campaigned on the promise of a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan, which internet access advocates had hoped would include another ...


Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband:


The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers.They claim that competition will protect consumers, ...


These 15 Billionaires Own America's News Media Companies:


News that billionaire Peter Thiel is funding Hulk Hogan's trial against news website Gawker set the media and technology worlds on fire last week, sparking a conversation about the ultra-wealthy's role ...


The Montana Telecommunications Association's Position on Net Neutrality:


The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposal to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order (OIO) has generated widespread debate. Fact is, it's complicated. Consumer Protection. The principles ...


The 'Alt-Right' Created a Parallel Internet. It's an Unholy Mess.:




Centennial, Colorado's new gigabit internet service that's not Comcast breaks ground next week:


Ting Internet targets two neighborhoods at launch, offering gigabit internet for $89 a month Construction begins next week in Centennial on a service that will ultimately bring what many in Colorado ...


Telemedicine Could Trump Economic Development for Driving Community Broadband:




Rural America Is Building High-Speed Internet the Same Way It Built Electricity in the 1930s:




How 41 People in Lithuania Took Over Your Facebook Feed:


Of all of Facebook's superpowers, perhaps the most disconcerting is how it can make online publishers disappear with the push of a button. Think I'm exaggerating? Just look at what happened to websites ...


Verizon to launch 5G residential broadband services in up to 5 markets in 2018:


As a first application of fifth-generation - or 5G -- wireless, these services will use radio signals, rather than copper or fiber cables, to provide customers with unprecedented wireless speeds for Internet ...


Louisville, Ky., Expects Google Fiber to Boost Economic Development, Digital Inclusion:




Lexington, Ky., Set to Become a Gigabit City:


"When the city's pitching to any business today, whether it's a back-office operation, whether it's a technology enterprise, or a professional enterprise, or advanced manufacturing, or all of the above, ...


Meet the People Building Their Own Internet in Detroit:


When it comes to the internet, our connections are generally controlled by telecom companies. But a group of people in Detroit is trying to change that. Motherboard met with the members of the Equitable ...


Wondering if the Russians reached you over Facebook? You can soon find out.:


Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company ...


Phone companies get new tools to block spam calls:


Phone companies will have greater authority to block unwanted calls from reaching customers as regulators adopted new rules to combat automated messages known as robocalls. Rules adopted Thursday ...


FCC scales back broadband program for low-income Americans:


The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted to begin scaling back a program designed to help low-income Americans access the internet. The federal Lifeline program, established in 1985, ...


Wave Broadband brings gigabit-speed internet to all customers in Washington, Oregon, California :


More ultra-high-speed internet is coming to a home near you. Kirkland internet company Wave Broadband https://residential.wavebroadband.com/ is enabling gigabit download speed for all its customers ...
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FCC Proposal Will Let Carriers Provide Worse Broadband, Advocates Say:


Advocacy groups have petitioned the agency to vote against a proposal permitting carriers to cut costs when updating legacy networks. Consumer watchdog groups have warned the Federal Communications ...


Rural Trump Voters About to Be Screwed by FCC:


Smaller rural ISPs will be pushed aside and not provided access to help out rural consumers. This is an important time for rural voters to reach out to members of the FCC to alert them that they are ...


Tech companies pushed for net neutrality. Now Sen. Al Franken wants to turn it on them.:


For years, tech companies have insisted that they're different from everything else. Take Facebook, which has long claimed that it's a simple tech platform, not a media entity. "Don't be evil," Google ...


How Verizon and Comcast are working to ensure states don't pass their own net neutrality bills:


Some of the nation's biggest Internet providers want to make sure that, once the Federal Communications Commission votes to deregulate the broadband industry, states won't be able to set up their own, ...


Governor Brown Signs Internet for All Law:


This bill would revise the goal of the program to provide that its goal is to approve funding by December 31, 2022, for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98% of ...


Colorado Divide: Broadband gaps threaten to leave rural areas in the dust of digital age:




San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Toward Internet Utopia:


Last week, San Francisco became the first major city in America to pledge to connect all of its homes and businesses to a fiber optic network. I urge you to read that sentence again. It's a ray of ...

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