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Chairman Blackburn Sides With President Trump on Broadband

House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) isn’t joining fellow rural state lawmakers in pushing for dedicated funding for broadband in the infrastructure package.

Did Some Consensus Break Out at a House Broadband Hearing?

On Tuesday, January 30, the House Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology convened a hearing on broadband deployment in the US entitled Closing the Digital Divide: Broadband Infrastructure Solutions.

CenturyLink says FCC should maintain 3.5 GHz PALs to ease rural broadband deployments

As CenturyLink looks to continue its broadband expansion efforts in harder to build rural areas using a mix of wireline and wireless technologies, the service provider says the Federl Communications Commission should not alter the rules governing

San Francisco Asks Vendors for Citywide Broadband Proposals, Mandates Net Neutrality

San Francisco’s (CA) attempt to bring affordable, high-speed Internet service to every home and business in the city is set to take a major step forward Jan 31 as city officials begin choosing private-sector partners to build the network at the lo

The rural connection

[Commentary] Rural America now has an opportunity to work with, and add to, the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, FirstNet.

Verizon partners with New York State to deploy high-speed broadband to 15,500 rural households

Verizon is pleased to announce that it has been awarded $70.7 million in Phase 3 of the New NY Broadband Program.

Date/Location Details: 


National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce


Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

This webinar will focus on the key factors to consider when planning and deploying a public Wi-Fi network and how it will enhance smart city efforts. Speakers will highlight the information needed in order to make informed decisions concerning the implementation of the network, potential partnership and funding options, and technical aspects. The speakers participated in the Global Cities Public Wi-Fi Blueprint development and are eager to share their insights.


Gov Rick Snyder (R-MI) signs Executive Order to create a roadmap for enhancing statewide broadband access and connectivity

A comprehensive plan to improve access to broadband services in Michigan will be developed under an Executive Order signed by Gov Rick Snyder (R-MI).

The Fight for High-Speed Internet Continues in Burlington, N.C.

Even as AT&T continues to expand its fiber optic network to condominium and apartment complexes in Burlington (NC) — AT&T says that at least 10 condominium and apartment complexes are connected to its fiber optic network — most city reside

The state of tech policy, one year into the Trump administration

Nicol Turner-Lee: One year into his presidency, President Donald Trump is planning to release the details of his $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan during the State of the Union.