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Sen Klobuchar Highlights Broadband Mapping at Senate Broadband Caucus Event

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and her fellow Senate Broadband Caucus co-chairs hosted a panel about broadband mapping titled, “Broadband Mapping: Discussing Challenges and Solutions.” At the event, Sen Klobuchar highlighted her bill with Sens Shelley M

Broadband infrastructure should be a national priority for policymakers

“Build it and they will come.” This line has become shorthand for the idea that new infrastructure, once built, attracts customers.

FCC Approves First Wave of Funding From Connect America Fund Auction

The Federal Communications Commission authorized nearly $111.6 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to 37,148 unserved rural homes and businesses in 12 states representing the first wave of support from the Connect America F

On the regional impact of broadband on productivity: The case of Brazil

This paper analyses the incidence of broadband on regional productivity in Brazil, intending to find out if the economic impact is uniform across all territories of the country.

Three States, Their Local Communities, and Broadband Funding Denied

In many states, elected officials are listening to constituents and experts who tell them that they need fast, affordable, reliable connectivity to keep their communities from dwindling.

Telecom, Cable Groups Push Rival Plans on FCC Broadband Mapping

Influential industry groups are vying to get the Federal Communications Commission to adopt competing proposals for how to map broadband coverage across the country. A consortium of groups and companies including USTelecom, whose members include A

Rep Clyburn Forms Rural Broadband Task Force

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) has launched the House Task Force on Rural Broadband to try and help close the rural digital divide and eliminate "digital deserts." “High-speed internet is an essential service in America today—yet too man

Senate Commerce Committee to Markup Broadband Bills May 15

The Senate Commerce Committee will convene on May 15 to consider two broadband bills:

An Update on Broadband Bills in the 116th Congress

While some may be preoccupied with the Save the Internet Act (the net neutrality legislation), it’s not the only broadband bill in town.

Reps Latta And Welch Introduce Bipartisan Broadband MAPS Act

Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bipartisan Broadband Mapping After Scrutiny (MAPS) Act.