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New Report Details Gaps in Broadband Subscription Rates Across Country:


A key to economic success in rural Montana is high speed broadband at competitive prices. *** The Brookings Institution has mapped broadband availability and subscription rates at the neighborhood ...


Your Internet isn't getting any faster, but the government might soon call it 'high-speed' anyway:


Is the government doing a good enough job getting Internet access to the people? Until recently, the government's own assessment was no -- things could be better for many Americans fed up with slow ...


This Sinclair-Tribune Merger Is a Rotten Deal for America:


What's to be done about 'the most dangerous company most Americans haven't heard of?' BY MICHAEL WINSHIP http://billmoyers.com/story/sinclair-tribune-merger-rotten-deal/ Sinclair Broadcast ...


American Bar Association Legal Fact Check website launched to help public sort fact from fiction:


"In a world with multiple sources of information, it is often difficult to distinguish between fact and opinion," said ABA President Hilarie Bass in a press release. "Through our new ABA Legal Fact Check ...


When annoying ads hijack your internet browser, here is how to shut them down:




FCC's Broken Comments System Could Help Doom Net Neutrality:


This past April, the Federal Communications Commission invited the American people to weigh in on whether the federal government should roll back the rules currently in place to protect net neutrality. ...


Apple's call for 'strong' net neutrality rules is a hint about the future of its business:


Apple has broken its silence on net neutrality with a first-ever filing on the issue at the Federal Communications Commission, urging regulators to avoid repealing large swaths of the regulations that ...


Senator Gillibrand announces legislation to bring broadband connections to rural areas:


Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stood before a crowd at the Fonda-Fultonville Elementary School on Thursday and said, "reliable fast internet service isn't a luxury anymore, it's actually a necessity." Gillibrand ...


Who has the right to rule? Montana tech companies push Congress for rules protecting open Internet:


Two communication firms and a technology-based startup asked Montana's congressional delegation on Tuesday to make permanent federal laws that keep the Internet free and open to all users, and to ensure ...


Montana Internet providers urge Tester, Daines to back net neutrality:


Since its inception, the Internet has thrived on a single concept: a free and open platform available to all users. There is no censorship, no fast lanes or slow, and no tampering of download speeds ...


Governor Bullock Announces Enhanced Communications Infrastructure for Montana's First Responders:


FirstNet opt-in will provide immediate access to additional communications capabilities for first-responders across Montana Governor Steve Bullock today announced the State of Montana will participate ...


Senators introduce bipartisan bill to bring high speed wireless to rural America:


A pair of senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday that aims to improve wireless networks in underserved rural areas of America. In Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan's (D-N.H.) ...


Senators introduce bipartisan bill to bring high speed wireless to rural America:


A pair of senators introduced bipartisan legislation on Tuesday that aims to improve wireless networks in underserved rural areas of America. In Sens. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Maggie Hassan's (D-N.H.) ...


Microsoft wants to close broadband gap in rural USA:


Microsoft is tackling the decade-old quandary of limited broadband access in rural America with an ambitious plan to close the gap. Today, company President Brad Smith in a speech in Washington, D.C., ...


Kremlin documents suggest link between cyber giant Kaspersky Lab and Russia spy agency FSB:


U.S. intelligence agencies have turned up the heat in recent days on Kaspersky Lab https://usa.kaspersky.com/ , the Moscow-based cybersecurity giant long suspected of ties to Russia's spying apparatus. Now, ...


I'm Suing New York City to Loosen Verizon's Iron Grip:


Sadly, New York City is far behind Wilson, NC when it comes to ensuring ubiquitous, reasonably priced fiber optic internet access for every resident. A couple of months ago, I interviewed a woman in ...


How to delete yourself from the Internet:


Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user's files ...


We're one step closer to getting cheaper, faster Internet from space:


For many, it's been a years-long pipe dream: Ultra-fast, lag-free Internet that comes to your PC or smartphone via satellite instead of a wire into your home. Facebook, Google and even SpaceX have all ...


"Nobody Speak" - Billionaires want to enlist you in their secret plans to take down the press:


This post discusses the documentary "Nobody Speak," which premieres on Netflix on June 23. The gusher of movies, television shows and documentaries currently welling out of Netflix can be daunting ...


Senators Introduce Bipartisan Rural Broadband Bill:


If passed, this bill would streamline the application process required to construct broadband infrastructure on federal lands. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Dean Heller, R-Nev., have introduced ...


Netflix, joining next month's net neutrality protest, says it will 'never outgrow' the fight:


Netflix is reentering the fray over net neutrality, saying it'll participate in an online protest next month designed to draw attention to a high-stakes fight over the future of the Internet. The streaming ...


Four States to Build Out Rural Broadband Infrastructure with Federal Grant Money:




Theresa May renews her call for internet regulation following the London Bridge attack - Tech firms react:


Following the London Bridge terrorist attacks, Prime Minister Theresa May has called for foreign leaders to consider regulating the internet as a means to prevent terrorism. May delivered her remarks ...


Successful Pilot Prompts Fiber Optic Expansion in Prince George County, Va.:


The service the co-op is now providing offers a speed of 30 megabytes per second with no data cap and unlimited usage. by Michael Buettner, The Progress-Index, Petersburg, Va. Full Story: ...


Louisville, Ky.'s Gigabit Experience Center Brings Fiber Connection Speeds to 'Network Connectivity Desert':




Seeing Past Light Poles: Plotting a Smart City Strategy for Energy and Connectivity:


San Leandro, Calif., is drafting a fiber-optic master plan -- an effort sparked by an upgrade to LED streetlights. "What should we be doing with our poles that will help our community move into the ...


Hey Startups, It's Your Duty to Fight for Net Neutrality:


Today, entrepreneurs can use the internet and focus first and foremost on building something people want. But if Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai undermines net neutrality, entrepreneurs ...


Guess who paved the way for the FCC to pave the way for Sinclair Broadcast Group to buy Missoula's KECI--and 55 other stations? :


"They are pushing package stories from Washington [D.C.] headquarters that often are hard to distinguish from Republican Party talking points in terms of their framing, and they get especially active ...


How to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a social beat:


It has never before been easier to completely remove Facebook from your life -- not missing a single social beat in the process. And when you finally do, you'll wonder what took you so long in the first ...


John Oliver and Net Neutrality and the FCC - http://www.gofccyourself.com:


Equal access to online information is once again under serious threat. John Oliver encourages internet commenters to voice their displeasure to the FCC by visiting http://www.gofccyourself.com and clicking ...

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