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Project Loon signs its first deal for Internet-delivering balloons—in Kenya

Project Loon, the Internet-delivering balloon system that grew out of Alphabet's Project X division, has announced its first commercial deal.

WISPA Outlines Broadband Fixed Wireless Economics, Policy Goals Before Congress

Broadband fixed wireless economics are considerably better than those for fiber-to-the-home, said Claude Aiken, president and CEO of the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) in written testimony presented to the House  Subcommit

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband

Lawmakers sparred over ways to bring more investment to rural broadband services. Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) said government needs to complement private investment not compete against it.

Verizon to expand high-speed internet in New York

Verizon eached a deal with state regulators to expand its high-speed internet services in New York and repair its existing telephone infrastructure.

SHLB Urges NTIA to Collect and Publish Anchor Institution Broadband Data

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition,  a broad-based membership organization that includes anchor institutions, broadband providers and public interest groups, 

Chairman Blackburn Eyes Final Broadband Push

House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) is looking to consolidate a number of broadband proposals under the banner of National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reauthorization.

House Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Broadband Bills

The House Commerce Committee has favorably, and unanimously, reported a trio of broadband-related bills to the full House for a vote, as well as a pirate radio bill that attempts to keep ad dollars out of pockets of those broadcast brigands.

The Perilous Future of Internet Access for Students of Color

As teachers increasingly integrate internet-based programs into both lesson plans and homework, the internet has become an essential tool for students.

In America’s tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here’s how San Francisco wants to fix it.

Despite being awash in tech start-ups and the latest innovations, San Francisco has a surprising lack of connectivity.

Economists Put the Tab at $61 Billion to Bring Fiber Broadband to Rural US

The cost to deploy fiber to unserved US rural areas is about $61 billion, said Jim Stegeman, president of CostQuest Associates, an economic consultancy that specializes in telecommunication.