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 …

Connected Nation Applauds FCC’s TV White Spaces Vote

Bowling Green, Ky. (March 21, 2019) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took steps yesterday regarding how the TV white spaces technology market will be regulated.  The agency voted to adopt new rules that will guide how unlicensed spectrum can be leveraged to help American families and communities. “We commend Chairman Pai and the FCC for taking action to provide …

ANOTHER VIEW: A Smart City For All

Published by The Grunion on March 15, 2019 By Lena Gonzalez Cities and states across the nation are grappling with ways to get their most vulnerable and underserved residents connected to the internet. With recent rulings by the Federal Communications Commission to limit local regulations concerning 5G wireless technologies, it has become even more critical for cities to act now …

The System Critical in the Expansion of Broadband Infrastructure Across the Nation

Bowling Green, KY (March 11, 2019) – As the globe gets increasingly connected with broadband technology and more and more people realize the benefits that come with it, it seems apt to detail a key system helping to bring about that expansion.  It’s a system that works behind-the-scenes in many ways to drive decisions across essentially every industry where a geospatial, …

Kentucky Company Names Former FCC Commissioner to its Board

Louisville, Ky. (March 6, 2019) – Former Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has been named to the board of the Kentucky-based company Charah Solutions. Cyburn resigned from the FCC in  2018 after nearly 10 years of service with the Commission. While at the FCC, she was committed to closing the Digital Divide and championed the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, …

FCC Offers More Funds for Faster High-Speed Broadband in Rural America

The following is a press release from the Federal Communications Commission It was issued on February 25, 2019 WASHINGTON, February 25, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today offered an additional $67 million in annual support to certain rural broadband providers that could bring improved service to nearly 110,000 homes and businesses in rural communities across 43 states.  Carriers that accept the …

A Conversation with the Founder of Black Girls Code

The following is a transcript from Broadband Conversation – a podcast hosted by FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.  She talked with Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code, on October 31, 2018.  Bryant and Rosenwercel discussed “how we can encourage more girls, especially girls of color, to be interested in technology and how through that work we can help close the …