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Ajit Pai-proposed upgrade to 25Mbps starts paying off for rural ISPs

More than 106,000 rural homes and small businesses in 43 states will get access to 25 megabit per second (Mbps) broadband at some point in the next decade thanks to a Federal Communications Commission policy change.

President Trump, Speaker Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Schumer agree on goal of crafting $2 trillion infrastructure plan, talk rural broadband

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said that they had reached an agreement with President Donald Trump to try to craft a $2 trillion plan aimed at overhauling the nation’s ailing roads, bridges, water

57 Rural WISPs File Letter in Support of EBS Filing Windows

Nearly five dozen rural, wireless internet service providers (WISPs) signed letters sent to the Federal Communications Commission to "express [their] enthusiastic support for the Commission to make available new Educational Broadband Service (EBS)

NDIA launches new, dedicated website for the Digital Equity Act of 2019

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance is launching a new, dedicated website for the Digital Equity Act of 2019. The new site features:

President Trump and Democrats Agree to Pursue $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Democratic congressional leaders emerged from a meeting at the White House and announced that President Donald Trump had agreed to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure plan to upgrade the nation’s highways, railroads, bridges and broadband.

A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies

Agriculture Sec Sonny Perdue unveiled a groundbreaking report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies.

Democrats pitch President Trump on ‘big and bold’ infrastructure bill

Top Democratic congressional leaders pitched President Trump on a “big and bold” infrastructure bill ahead of a White House meeting on the issue, insisting there are “significant majorities in both the House and Senate” ready to act. House Speaker

Carriers Opt in to USF Funding

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau authorizes 186 rate-of-return companies that elected 242 revised offers to receive additional Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM) support in exchange for extending broa

South Carolina students do homework in parking lots to get Wi-Fi. Rep Clyburn wants Congress to help

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) was meeting with farmers about disaster relief when one Chester County resident shared a story about a different kind of disaster unfolding in rural South Carolina.

Gov Kemp signs Georgia's rural broadband expansion measures

Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) signed several pieces of legislation designed to expand internet access to rural areas that now lack fast online services.