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Broadband in minority and rural communities — waiting for government won't work

Candidates are promising billions of dollars to rural and minority communities to deploy broadband.

Broadband basics for back to school

It’s September and the new school year is underway. Across the country, students are filing into their new classrooms and meeting their new teachers. They are also getting ready for something familiar in education — and that’s homework.

How Kentucky Gambled for Hundreds of Millions of Dollars From a Broadband Program It Didn't Qualify For

In the spring of 2015, KentuckyWired, the Bluegrass State's ambitiou

Why survey estimates of the number of Americans online don’t always agree

How many US adults use the internet? There is a lot of information available from large, high response rate federal surveys as well as from surveys conducted by Pew Research Center and other organizations.

Big Telecom's sweet summer of revenge

After years of frustration that Silicon Valley companies seemed to get special treatment in Washington, telecommunications giants are finally (re)gaining the upper hand.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Broadband Mapping

On Aug 19 and 21, 2019, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded to various Members of Congress who expressed concerns about the FCC's inaccurate broadband mapping. Chairman Pai wrote that, "After a thorough review of the reco

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Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Thu, 09/05/2019 - 13:30

This hearing will examine the innovations high-speed broadband services bring to rural America in a variety of sectors such as agriculture, education, health care, and small business. The hearing will also explore the need to bring additional reliable broadband connectivity to rural America.

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Senator Wicker, FCC Chairman Pai speak on rural broadband during Ole Miss Tech Summit

Some of the biggest names in technology and communication came to the University of Mississippi to discuss hot topics in the industry and its future.

FCC dismisses Warren's attacks as 'hot air'

After Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) criticized the Federal Communications Commission in an op-ed that appeared in the Washington P

Chairman Pai Remarks at University of Mississippi Tech Summit

This tech summit is focusing on an important topic: improving the lives of Mississippians through communications technologies.