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FCC Takes Major Strides Toward Further Expansion Of Rural Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission took significant steps toward implementing the next phase of its program for expanding robust broadband in rural America, the Connect America Fund.

ALA announces 10 public libraries selected for Libraries Transforming Communities Public Innovators Cohort

The American Library Association announced the 10 public libraries chosen to undergo an intensive 18-month, team-based community engagement training program as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) Public Innovators Cohort.

Syniverse Appoints Former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to Board of Directors

Syniverse announced that Julius Genachowski has joined its Board of Directors.

AT&T Eyes 100 US Cities and Municipalities for its Ultra-Fast Fiber Network

AT&T announced a major initiative to expand its ultra-fast fiber network to up to 100 candidate cities and municipalities nationwide, including 21 new major metropolitan areas.

Examining the Impact of Broadband Grants Program on Connecting Libraries

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration released the first three of 15 public computer center (PCC) and broadband adoption case studies.

These focus on the impact of grants in Delaware, Texas and Michigan.

Conspirators in Two Android Mobile Device App Piracy Groups Plead Guilty

Members of two different piracy groups engaged in the illegal distribution of copies of copyrighted Android mobile device applications have pleaded guilty for their roles in separate schemes, each designed to distribute more than one million copie

Issues Related to Allegations of Warehousing and Vertical Foreclosure in the Satellite Space Segment

The Federal Communications Commission terminated a Notice of Inquiry that explores issues relating to allegations that certain fixed-satellite service operators are "warehousing" satellite orbital locations and foreclosing competitors from purchas

New CoSN Report Reveals How Portugal Is Reinventing Learning

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released a report detailing the association’s senior delegation to Portugal last October (October 18-26, 2013). Titled “Reinventing Learning in Portugal: An Ecosystem Approach.”

FCC Agents and USDOJ Seize Equipment from NYC Pirate Radio Stations

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Travis LeBlanc, Acting Enforcement Bureau Chief of the Federal Communications Commission, announced the unsealing of two complaints seeking the forfeiture of radi

ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report

Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community.