FCC grants Hawaii counties $18.1M to expand rural broadband services

Published by Hawaii News on May 15, 2019 By Star-advertiser Staff The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday authorized more than $18.1 million in funding to expand broadband services to over 3,900 unserved rural homes and businesses in Hawaii’s four counties over the next decade. The funding, which provider Hawaiian Telcom Inc. will begin receiving this month, comes from the Connect …

U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin and Joni Ernst Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect and Expand Rural Broadband

For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Contact: press@baldwin.senate.gov Bipartisan bill provides regulatory relief for telecommunications companies to expand high speed broadband access in our rural communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage investment in high-speed internet and protect and expand access to broadband in our rural communities. The …

Huffman offers broadband bill

Published by The Willits News on May 9, 2019 Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) on Thursday introduced the Public Lands Telecommunications Act to unlock new opportunities for responsible broadband infrastructure deployment on and near federal public lands. The legislation builds on proven successes of land use fees and gives public land management agencies the power to act as partners to …

Alabama House Passes Broadband Bill

Published by Alabama Political Reporter on May 6, 2019 By Brandon Moseley  The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation last week to try to make broadband more available to Alabamians, particularly rural Alabamians who few high-speed internet options. House Bill 400 is sponsored by state Representative Randall Shedd, R-Cullman. Shedd said, “We have all seen the map with whole counties …