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Sens Capito, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Help Close Urban-Rural Digital Divide

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the bipartisan Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Act of 2018 to help close the urban-rural digital divide and expand access to broadband in rural communities.

President Trump’s infrastructure plan has no dedicated money for broadband

President Donald Trump's new 10-year plan for "rebuilding infrastructure in America" doesn't contain any funding specifically earmarked for improving Internet access.

President Trump’s new infrastructure plan allocates $50B to rural area investments, eases small cell deployments

President Donald Trump issued a new $1.5 trillion infrastructure package that his administration claims will help drive rural broadband and ease permitting processes for wireless operators installing small cell infrastructure.

Wireless internet to the rescue? New tech could help close connectivity gap

Google stunned the internet world in 2016 by investing in wireless internet technology and scaling back on its plans to connect customers with fiber optic lines.

President Trump infrastructure plan leaves out rural broadband funding

President Donald Trump's $200 billion infrastructure proposal released Feb 12 includes $50 billion in funding for rural communities, but nothing specific for broadband deployment.

President Trump: We'll Spend 'Great Deal' on Rural Broadband

President Donald Trump says rural areas are going to get broadband as part of his infrastructure plan as a way to address what he signaled was an "unfair" lack of such access.

FCC report finds almost no broadband competition at 100Mbps speeds

If you live in the US and want home Internet service at speeds of at least 100Mbps, you will likely find one Internet service provider in your area or none at all.

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Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition

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Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:00

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition will release a holistic broadband strategy to close the digital divide in rural markets. Particularly timely following the release of the Trump Administration’s infrastructure proposal earlier today, SHLB’s rural broadband strategy will focus on deploying high-capacity broadband “to and through anchors” to the surrounding community through wireless and wireline technologies.



Cancer project also a bet on rural broadband’s future

[Commentary] Lack of digital connectivity carries extremely high costs, but few areas reveal the opportunities and challenges of rural digital divides better than health care. Broadband has the power to conquer distance.

West Virginia broadband council chairman blasts FCC report, says data isn't correct

The Federal Communications Commission's recent broadband deployment report claims that seven West Virginia counties have 100-percent access to a fixed broadband connection and, overall, 82.2 percent of West Virginians have access. Rob Hinton, chai