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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Michigan offering $20 Million to carriers to expand rural broadband

The state of Michigan wants to increase broadband in rural areas. The Connecting Michigan Communities grant program is offering $20 million to internet service providers willing to expand access to unserved parts of the state.

3 million US students don’t have home internet

In what has become known as the homework gap, an estimated 17 percent of US students do not have access to computers at home and 18 percent do not have home access to broadband internet (nearly 3 million students), according to an Associated Press

Georgia Officials Taking Steps Expand Broadband Access

Georgia officials are creating a detailed map of every location in the state that lacks high-speed internet. State officials are also establishing requirements for broadband grants and conducting an analysis of state property that could be used to

Maine towns can soon avoid fee for broadband devices on poles

Some Maine towns seeking to set up municipal broadband will no longer have to pay a fee to put equipment on utility poles. Gov.

SpaceX launches 60 satellites, the first of thousands in bid for global internet coverage

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. Musk said that all 60 flat-panel satellites were deployed and were online a few hundred miles above Earth.