Senator Gary Peters Calls on FCC to Expand Rural Broadband Access

Published on: June 17, 2019

Published by 9&10 News on June 13, 2019 By Charlie Tinker Whether you’re trying to run a business, doing your shopping online or just trying to get by and stay connected in this digital age, the internet is increasingly something we cannot do without. Yet, many rural communities in Northern Michigan still lack critical access to broadband internet. US Senator …

OPINION: A Better Approach to Universal Broadband

Published on: June 13, 2019

The following opinion piece was published in Morning Consult on June 12, 2019 It was submitted by Tom Ferree, Connected Nation’s Chairman & CEO  The 2020 presidential race is here, and with it, national debates about the hot topics of the day – jobs, taxes and health care to name a few. Listen more closely, however, and you will hear …

Eleven Years and Counting: The UN Goal to Connect Every Adult in the World by 2030

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Yep…We Said “World” by Jessica Denson Director of Communications, Connected Nation (June 13, 2019) – The straightforward title of a new United Nations report, The Age of Digital Interdependence Report, perhaps says it all: People no longer just want access to a digital world, they need it. That is especially true for vulnerable populations that could benefit in immediate and …

Accelerating the Deployment of High-Speed Internet Access

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FCC Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Meeting Held Washington, D.C. (June 13, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission is taking steps to accelerate the deployment of broadband to more communities. Today, the re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) is meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s the first meeting since BDAC was reconstituted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. Members of the committee include representatives …

Missouri Rural Broadband Expansion Continues With $24.1 Million From FCC

Published on: June 12, 2019

Published by KBIA Radio on June 12, 2019 By Columbia Missourian & Galen Bacharier  For years, rural Missouri residents have suffered from a lack of broadband internet access. New federal funding totaling $24.1 million will expand that access for nearly 10,000 Missouri homes over the next decade, the Federal Communications Commission announced Monday. Funding applications for two companies, Co-Mo Connect …

Virginia takes a big step on rural broadband

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Published by The Franklin News Post on June 12, 2019 Technology was supposed to bring about “the death of distance” and allow people to work anywhere they wanted to live. Instead, just the opposite has happened. A “great divergence” — as some economists call it —is piling jobs upon jobs in certain high-tech capitals while leaving rural communities behind. There …

CAPITO, KLOBUCHAR LEGISLATION TO IMPROVE BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY PASSES SENATE

Published on: June 11, 2019

The following press release was issued on Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s website on June 6, 2019  Update: As of June 10, 2019, the bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.  Click here to the follow the latest on this bill. Bipartisan bill would call for a study of the effects of broadband deployment, adoption on the U.S. …

Broadband Service Provider Profile: Hill Country Wireless Turns to Fixed Wireless to Serve the Unserved

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Published by telecompetitor on June 11, 2019 By Joan Engebretson  When Ginger and David McCullough moved from a cattle ranch near Amarillo, Texas to the Texas Hill Country, they were astonished to learn that the only internet connectivity available to them was dialup. As they explained in an interview with Telecompetitor, that’s how they got into the business of providing …

The UN wants to connect every adult in the world by 2030

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The following was published in c|net on June 10, 2019  by Dhara Singh  Half the world still doesn’t have access to the internet, says UN Secretary-General António Guterres. At a time when countries are feuding over tariffs and trade agreements, Melinda Gates and Alibaba CEO Jack Ma feel optimistic that international cooperation will bridge the digital divide. The hope is that global collaboration …

FCC Authorizes Second Wave of Funding for Rural Broadband From Connect America Fund Auction

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The following press release was issued on the Federal Communications Commission’s website on June 10, 2019  Media Contact: Chelsea Fallon, (202) 418-7991 chelsea.fallon@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC AUTHORIZES SECOND WAVE OF FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND FROM CONNECT AMERICA FUND AUCTION Another Round of Funding Starts This Month for Broadband Buildout in Rural Communities in 22 States — WASHINGTON, June 10, …