FCC to hold big 5G auction, spend $20B for rural internet

Published by AP News on April 12th, 2019 By Tali Arbel NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government will hold a massive auction to bolster 5G service , the next generation of mobile networks, and plans to spend $20 billion to expand broadband access in rural areas. 5G will mean faster wireless speeds and has implications for technologies like self-driving …

The Way to a Better, More Accurate Broadband Map

Published by Charter Communications on April 9th, 2019 Broadband can provide life changing opportunities from applying for a job and earning a degree, to accessing healthcare or starting a business. Charter shares the goal of the Federal Communications Commission and Members of Congress of helping close the digital divide by directing resources to areas that need it most, those that …

Wi-Fi Enabled School Buses A Small Step In Expanding Broadband Access For Rural Pennsylvanians

Editor’s Note: The “homework gap” is a term used to describe those students who do not have broadband access at home and, therefore, are unable to complete school assignments. According to a recent ACT Research and Equity in Learning Study,  47% of students don’t have access at home beyond a mobile cellular device. The below story is one example of …

Telemedicine Stands to Offer New Horizons to the Healthcare Solutions Landscape

The following was published by Medical Product Outsourcing (MPO) by Saipriya Iyer, Global Market Insights Technology has lately been transforming the face of healthcare with each milestone invention. Telemedicine, a term often used interchangeably with telehealth and connected health, has been one of the most revolutionizing aspects in healthcare as of late, though the idea of contacting a healthcare professional …

State allows electric co-ops to sell broadband

Published by The Union Recorder on March 3rd, 2019 By Jill Nolin CNHI State Reporter   ATLANTA – State lawmakers agreed to give electric cooperatives a shot at providing high-speed internet service in rural Georgia, signing off on a proposal Tuesday after three years of debate. The state’s 41 electric membership corporations will be given the authority to provide broadband service, …

NeoNova grows its rural broadband footprint with latest acquisition

Published by WRAL TechWire on April 2nd, 2019 NeoNova, the Triangle-based company that provides a variety of support services to rural Internet broadband supported, is expanding its network with another acquisition. The firm, which is owned by the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, is buying the Iowa-based SecurityCoverage. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but NeoNova said the company …

Daines supports improving rural broadband

Published by Independent Record on April 1st, 2019 By Bridget Holland  Without access to broadband internet, students are unable to keep up in the classroom, patients are denied the promise of telemedicine tools and rural businesses are locked out of the global economy. Thankfully, U.S. Sen. Steve Daines stood up for rural America when he wrote a letter to the …

Broadband Access, the Difference Between Can and Do

The following was published in Dairy Business on March 28, 2019 by Megan Nelson, Economic Analyst How an FCC Survey Question May Overstate Broadband Access in Rural America At issue in the rural broadband debate is the way in which internet service providers are asked if they provide internet services to customers. The survey question posed to services providers is …