Next Generation Broadband in Montana

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F.C.C. Approves a $50 Monthly High-Speed Internet Subsidy

The money, aimed at low-income households, is part of an effort to bridge the access gap to broadband connectivity amid the pandemic.

Maine Wants to Borrow Another $30M for Broadband Expansion

Gov. Janet Mills says the money would be spent on rural parts of the state where COVID-19 restrictions and low Internet connectivity have hurt education and the economy. Lawmakers say $30 million is good but not enough.

Cheaper, faster Boise internet? New fiber competitor to roll out broadband, TV service – Career Opportunities

TDS’ current two-year promotional rates for high-speed internet in the Meridian area are $60 per month for 1Gbps, $55 for 600Mbps and $40 for 300Mbps. TDS Fiber does not restrict customers with data caps.

Survey Explores Link Between Telehealth and Economic Success

A new survey of economic development professionals suggests that more telehealth access and local control of broadband-related factors can give cities and counties an economic leg up.

Broadband bill to allow Montana municipalities to provide service gets hearing in House committee

“We are falling behind in our economy, and people are feeling it,” Kortum told the House Local Government Committee Tuesday afternoon. “Let’s give our towns the freedom to innovate and design broadband solutions that fit their unique needs.”

California can finally enforce its landmark net neutrality law, judge rules

It survived challenges from Trump’s DOJ, and now one from telecom industry too

Wi-Fi 6: is it really that much faster?

The next generation brings more than just faster speeds

FCC Launches Broadband Data Effort

The move was made by Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel, who also named Jean Kiddoo as the chair of the effort, dubbed the Broadband Data Task Force. Rosenworcel also announced related senior staff members and gave an update on the FCC’s ongoing broadband data collection work.

Webinar Recording – Using Data as a Foundation for Broadband Planning

I was on this webinar and will spend some time on the mapping tools that were outlined in the webinar. This was the best resource that I’ve seen on the broadband mapping!

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson Signs Law That Opens the Door for Municipal Broadband Networks

“This law opens it up where we can get some new competitors into this field,” said Republican Sen. Ricky Hill, according to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.