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California rural broadband bill signed by Gov Brown

Among hundreds of bills signed into law on Oct 22 by Gov Jerry Brown (D-CA) was the rural broadband measure championed by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D — Winters), Several past efforts to increase funding to close the Digital Divide were

You can't wish away hard truths. One is we must fix Lifeline phone plan abuse.

[Commentary] No matter how valuable the Lifeline program is in theory, it’s wasting millions of taxpayer dollars.

Sens Wicker, Cortez Masto Introduce ‘SPEED Act’

Sens Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the “Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2017” (SPEED Act) (S 1988).

Sens Wicker, Cortez Masto Introduce ‘SPEED Act’

Sens Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the “Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2017” (SPEED Act) (S 1988).

Connecting every San Francisco resident, business to fiber-optic internet would cost up to $1.9 billion

San Francisco is on the verge of becoming an internet connectivity leader by asking the marketplace to help create a fast network on a scale never before achieved by a major US city.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Axiom

Axiom is more than just a technology and broadband services provider. The company -- along with AETC -- is leading a digital equity movement in Maine which it plans to take national in the years ahead.

Why Community Anchor Institutions Should Care About the Connect America Fund

[Commentary] Anchor institutions like schools, libraries and health care providers play an important role in bringing connectivity to their local communities.

OTI Submits Reply Comments to the FCC on Broadband Deployment

The Open Technology Institute (OTI) filed reply comments in the Federal Communications Commission’s proceeding to determine whether broadband is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely manner.

Boston Creates $35,000 Digital Equity Fund

Boston Mayor Martin Walsh announced the creation of a $35,000 Digital Equity Fund, which will support the City's goal of ensuring all residents have equal access to digital services.

Tennessee Electrical Co-Ops Eager to Bridge Rural Broadband Gap

Many of the power cooperatives that helped electrify rural Tennessee in the 1930s and 1940s are gearing up for a similar effort to bring high-speed broadband to rural areas not connected to today's information superhighway.