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Some Tennessee Residents Lack Broadband. Could the TN Valley Authority Become Their New ISP?

Former Gov Phil Bredesen (D-TN) — and his Republican rival for the US Senate, House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) — have both been talking up plans to expand broadband access in rural places.

Small-Town Ingenuity Is Making Gigabit Broadband a Reality

The untold story of rural broadband is that over the past seven years, independent broadband networks have proliferated. Today, some of the fastest, most affordable internet in the country can be found in small communities.

Broadband in Rural Higher Education Deserts Can Help Address Digital Divide

Broadband is a critical element of a new approach to rural higher education that aims to combine the best of on-line and in-class teaching techniques to address what some people call rural “higher education deserts.” By using broadband in rural hi

Chairman Pai visits with Utah veteran program to talk telehealth

Alethea Varra is the director of National Tele-Mental Health Hub continental region who said “our providers are giving this care to people who would not be getting it otherwise.” It’s a network of 29 clinicians providing online care to veterans.


Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:00 to Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:00

Community leaders, industry powerhouses, and policymakers come together at the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition's Annual Conference to build the future of broadband bit by bit. No other conference includes education, health, industry, and policy sectors uniting to discuss how broadband empowers the entire community. Join us as we dive into the nuts and bolts of E-rate, Rural Health Care, Broadband Infrastructure, and so much more. 

The reluctant regulator: The Rural Utilities Service and American broadband policy

Drawing on the increasing body of literature on policy stakeholders and the ever-growing acknowledgement that communication policy is crafted by more than just parliamentarians and formal communication regulators this paper examines the role that

In Arkansas, ‘Digital Redlining’ Could Leave Thousands Without Health Care

In June, Arkansas began rolling out a controversial change to its Medicaid program.

FCC $2 Billion CAF-II Auction Has Concluded, Results to Be Released in a Few Days

The Federal Communications Commission announced the conclusion of the Connect America Fund Phase II (CAF-II) auction, which offered $1.98 billion in funding for rural broadband. The bidding began July 24th.

INCOMPAS to FCC: Broadband Maps Inadequate, Need for Competition

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, filed comments at the Federal Communications Commission in response to the Public Notice requesting information for the assessment of competition in the fixed broadband market. INCOMPAS’

Chairman Pai: Connectivity main obstacle of telemedicine

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai addressed barriers to high-speed connectivity in western Colorado and stuck to his post-network neutrality guns during a visit to St. Mary's Medical Center.