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USDA Invests $3.4 Million in Broadband for Rural Illinois Communities

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $3.4 million to create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 603 rural households, 12 farms and a business in Hamilton County (IL). Hamilton County Telephone Cooperative Corporation Inc.

FCC Commissioner Starks Statement On Fourth Broadcast Station Ownership Report

Until today, the latest broadcast station ownership data reported by the Federal Communications Commission was from 2015.

Sen Manchin Announces Webpage to Submit Speed Test Results, Learn More About Efforts to Improve Internet Connectivity in West Virginia

Sen Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced a new webpage where constituents can complete and submit an internet speed test to the Federal Communications Commission, and learn more about the fight to bring reliable broadband to rural communities across West

Chairman Pai Visits Wind River Reservation In Wyoming To See Gigabit-Speed Broadband Deployment

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.

Media Broadband Usage on Pace to Surpass 250 GB per Month in 2020

Median monthly usage by broadband subscribers in 2020 is on a trajectory to surpass 250 gigabytes (GB) for the first time, according to the Q4 2019 OpenVault Broadband Industry report. Consistent with a correlation between broadband consumption an

USDA Invests $4.4 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Georgia’s Gilmer County

The US Department of Agriculture invested $4.4 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure. This investment will support the construction of 90 miles of fiber-optic infrastructure in Gilmer County.

Statement from CPB on the President’s FY 2021 Budget Proposal Eliminating Funding for Public Media

We look forward to working with Congress in the continued pursuit of our statutory public service mission of supporting educational, informational and diverse content that addresses the needs of our nation’s citizens -- a mission the American peop

Starks Statement on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

  1. I have zero tolerance for continuing to spend precious universal service funds based on bad data. There is bipartisan—and nearly universal—agreement that our existing broadband deployment data contains fundamental flaws.

Rosenworcel Statement on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

While the spirit of this effort is right on—we have a broadband problem—the way we go about addressing it is not right. It will leave so many people, so many communities, and so many places behind. Let me explain why.

Carr Statement on Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

I want to highlight three features of our decision today. First, we support the type of high-speed networks that are key to building 5G in communities across the country. So our decision marks another significant step forward for U.S.