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FCC Commissioners Sharply Disagree on U.S. Broadband Report

A new Federal Communications Commission report suggests U.S. broadband deployment is trending in the right direction, despite flawed mapping data and a lack of tech neutrality in the analysis.

Elon Musk says Starlink internet private beta to begin in roughly three months, public beta in six

Starlink ultimately aims to provide low-cost, high speed broadband connectivity to customers globally, with the specific goal of offering service to customers who don’t currently have reliable or quality access due to their remote location.

Rural Counties That Are Active Online Have Higher Incomes

When the number of “online ventures” goes up, so does the county’s prosperity. 

Our lack of will to expand broadband access has left millions of students disconnected during closures

As schools close and students and teachers are forced to improvise ways to do distance learning, it’s exposing a big fault line in our society: our refusal to guarantee every household internet access.

9 Future Predictions For A Post-Coronavirus World

The upside of where we find ourselves right now is that individuals and corporations will be more resilient in a post-COVID-19 world.

Internet access has never been more important for Montana students, but gaps remain. Can you help?

Billings superintendent Greg Upham has repeatedly said that access is an equity issue for remote learning — something that is a barrier to student learning that kids can’t control.

Montana Internet seeking support to give students internet

Over 100 students need internet for education.

As Montana Schools Close Their Doors Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Tester Calls on FCC to Ensure Kids Have Internet Access

Senator: “The FCC must take action to expand internet availability and keep Americans informed”

The Post-Virus Economic Recovery Could Be a Green One

Investing in solar farms, electric vehicle infrastructure, and high speed internet would create a new way forward.

Tester Bill Would Send $2 Billion to Rural Communities to Keep Internet Service During COVID-19 Crisis

Senator’s legislation would assist rural broadband providers as they roll out free or discounted services to underserved areas