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After a Broadband Utility Plan Failed, Michigan Towns Are Getting High-Speed Service:




Aleksandr Kogan: The link between Cambridge Analytica and Facebook:


Mark Zuckerberg has been the one testifying before Congress, but the scientist at the heart of the biggest privacy scandal on Earth has largely stayed out of the spotlight, until now Correspondent ...


Kansas Governor Signs Bill Creating Task Force to Bring Broadband to Every Corner of the State:




Idaho Counties Consider Banding Together to Buy New Fiber Optic Network:




Today's TED Talk - How we need to remake the internet:


"We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them," In the early days of digital ...


Maine Towns Put Up Cash for Better Internet Service:




Facebook says it will not extend GDPR privacy protections beyond EU:


The GDPR requires robust and unprecedented user consent from companies that wish to collect data over the internet with a product or service. Not only that, but users must be given a way to revoke that ...


Blimp-like SuperTowers Will Bring Broadband to Rural Areas:


While it's true that the majority of America's population resides in large cities which tend to fall closer to the coasts, a massive portion of the population continues to reside in regions which qualify ...


Rural Broadband's Only Hope: Thinking Outside the Box?:


As states struggle to close the connectivity gap in rural areas, some experts believe a federal mandate, similar to the one that first brought those residents electricity, might be in order. by ...


Help Missoula Community Access Television plan for the Future-please give us your input!:


MCAThttps://www.mcat.org/ has partnered with The City of Missoula to create a community needs assessment for Missoula's needs for Missoula residents communication through cable tv and beyond. We ...


Tribes lead the way for faster internet access in New Mexico:




How a rural electric co-op connected a community:




Ajit Pai faces heat over proposal to take away poor people's broadband plans:


The Federal Communications Commission chairman's plan for the Lifeline subsidy program would force most users of the program to find new providers. But such users could have trouble finding replacement ...


CBS Sunday Morning News - Overload: How technology is bringing us too much information:


Smartphones and other gadgets deliver a wealth of information, but are they also delivering an OVERLOAD to our senses? Our Cover Story is reported by Sunday Morning Senior Contributor Ted Koppel: Fifty, ...


How to download your Google data and what you'll find:




FTC regains jurisdiction over broadband providers :


The FCC's decision to move BIAS providers back under the FTC's jurisdiction is likely to change the manner in which BIAS providers are regulated, as well as the consequences for violating rules governing ...


SpaceX gains official approval to launch high-speed satellite Internet service:


SpaceX has received official permission from the U.S. government to launch a fleet of satellites designed to beam high-speed Internet signals down to Earth. The decision marks a major milestone for ...


San Francisco Aims to Close the Digital Divide with Citywide Fiber Project:


The high-speed network will be a public-private operation and will offer free service to any resident living below the federal poverty line. by Skip Descant http://www.govtech.com/network/San-Franciso-Aims-to-Close-the-Digital-Divide-with-Citywide-Fiber-Project.html *** LA ...


Google announces plan to combat spread of misinformation:


Google announced Tuesday that it plans to spend $300 million over the next three years to help combat the spread of misinformation online and help journalism outlets. The company said it has adjusted ...


For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here's What I Learned.:


I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch. Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago, the biggest news still somehow finds a way to slip through. But ...


Electric Company Looks to Bring High-Speed Internet to Rural Area:


"We believe it's important for us to provide it in order to keep the choice of a rural lifestyle viable for young families, and really for anyone who wants to live out here," says Gary Wood, the president ...


Rural Communities Take Broadband Into Their Own Hands:




SpaceX wants to beam Internet down to Earth. Here's how it will start.:


The goal of SpaceX and almost a dozen other companies is to deliver fast, reliable Internet access to virtually everyone. SpaceX is preparing to hit another orbital milestone with the launch of a pair ...


Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to be America's next broadband provider:


"Satellite technology can help reach Americans who live in rural or hard-to-serve places where fiber optic cables and cell towers do not reach." Elon Musk's SpaceX moved closer to another orbital ...


How some cities are attracting 5G investments ahead of others:


As communities across the United States wait to learn how high-speed mobile networks will figure in a long-promised infrastructure plan, some cities are already attracting private investment in next-generation ...


How Can the U.S. Improve Internet Security, Speed and Access?:


A scrapped proposal for a nationalized 5G network continues to make waves in the telecom community, giving renewed focus to some of the challenges the U.S. faces in providing a safe, speedy and accessible ...


Behind kerfuffle over a 'nationalized 5G network,' real US-China concerns:




Trump could make 5G mobile network a government-run network:


The newest, fastest mobile network to replace the current 4G network in the next few years might get a government takeover. Axios obtained what appears to be a National Security Council PowerPoint ...


Want To Topple Telecom Oligopolies? Support Locally Owned Broadband:




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



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