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60% of Farmers Say They Don't Have Good Enough Internet to Run Their Business

Sixty percent of farmers say they don't have enough internet connectivity to run their businesses, and that has influenced critical business decisions and overall profitability, according to a recent study funding by the United Soybean Board.

NCTA to FCC: Broadband Data Collection Effort Should Be Confined to Deployment

Cable operators are telling the Federal Communications Commission to use its new broadband deployment data regime for just that, collecting deployment data, rather than use it as a vehicle for collecting data on latency or price, as some have argu

'Digital Equity Act' proposes $250 million annually for cities, states

The Digital Equity Act of 2019,  introduced in Sept 2019 by Rep.

Municipal Fiber Networks Power Digital Inclusion Programs

Digital inclusion is the practice of ensuring digital equity, a condition in which all individuals and communities have the information technology capacity needed for full participation in our society, democracy, and economy. To succeed, digital i

FCC Authorizes Over $61.8 Million in Funding for Rural Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to nearly 22,000 unserved rural homes and businesses in 14 states, representing the sixth wave of support from 2018’s successfu

Limited broadband access hurts economic mobility in poorest states

Among the states that have fallen furthest behind on broadband access, a new Census Bureau report found that several also have some of the highest levels of poverty in the nation. Inequality and the lack of broadband access have become inherently

Broadband's entrenched inequality

A recent Census Bureau report found that several of the states that have 

Cox Boosts Speeds of Connect2Compete Low-Income Broadband

Cox announced it has increased speeds for the company's low-cost internet product, Connect2Compete, which is available to families with school-aged children who are enrolled in low-income assistance programs.

Funding to Close the Digital Divide

Telecommunications and utility groups are urging congressional appropriators to continue investing in rural broadband in fiscal year 2020.