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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.

USDA Invests $152 Million to Improve Broadband Service in 14 States

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is investing $152 million in 20 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states.

FCC Setting Up Precision Agriculture Task Force

The Federal Communications Commission (Commission) intends to establish a Federal Advisory Committee, known as the ‘‘Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States." The FCC intends to

Here's why most of Pennsylvania doesn't have high-speed internet — and won't for at least 6 years

Only four states meet or exceed the federal minimum of 25 megabytes per second (Mbps) for broadband connectivity — and Pennsylvania isn't one of them. Sascha Meinrath, telecommunications chair at Penn State University, unveiled the results of a 20