VP of Government Affairs talks Broadband Mapping at Eastern Regional Conference

Bowling Green, KY. (May 2, 2019) – Saturday April 27th, 2019 our Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg gave a presentation on the fundamentals of creating accurate broadband maps at the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference in Wilmington, DE. During this meeting the CSG ERC’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee discussed all things rural broadband. Legg contributed …

VP of Government Affairs talks Broadband Mapping at Eastern Regional Conference

Bowling Green, KY. (May 2, 2019) – Saturday April 27th, 2019 our Vice President of Government Affairs, Brent Legg gave a presentation on the fundamentals of creating accurate broadband maps at the Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference in Wilmington, DE. During this meeting the CSG ERC’s Agriculture & Rural Development committee discussed all things rural broadband. Legg contributed …

Klobuchar, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband

The following press release was issued by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) on May 2, 2019  Contacts: Elana Ross (Klobuchar), 202-430-7973 Tyler Hernandez (Capito), 202-224-6472 Accurate, reliable data on the economic impact of broadband is a valuable tool for policymakers and business leaders; Many research institutions, state broadband offices, and trade associations have highlighted the need …

Thousands in Rural Michigan to Receive Broadband Access, Higher-Speed Internet

For Immediate Release Thursday May 2, 2019 Contact: James Hogge 231-640-9158 Washington – Congressman Jack Bergman issued the following release after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced the expansion of the universal services fund, which will provide high-speed broadband access to over 5,000 Michiganders in rural areas: “This announcement by the FCC further highlights the Trump Administration’s commitment to expanding …

How school districts can organize and collaborate to maximize E-rate and improve their connectivity

Iowa City, IA (May 2, 2019) – The Schools and Libraries Program of the federal Universal Service Fund, also known as the “E-rate Program,” provides billions of dollars each year to support educational connectivity in schools and libraries across the country. Within the E-rate Program, “Category 1” subsidies are provided in the form of “discounts” off of broadband services based on …

From Georgia to Minnesota: State Lawmakers are Taking Bipartisan Action for Rural Broadband

Bowling Green, KY (May 2, 2019) – Federal legislators have taken action in recent months to begin expansion of rural broadband across the U.S.  But, many state lawmakers are not waiting for federal funding to come through before taking steps of their own. The number of states passing or introducing bills to support the expansion of rural broadband access, adoption, …

Nancy Hoffman: Rural Minnesota needs full broadband funding

Published by Winona Daily News on May 1st, 2019 When it comes to broadband funding, Minnesota elected leaders deserve credit for recognizing that access to opportunity is not universal — even if talent in our state is. Since 2014, the state has appropriated $85 million to local internet providers through the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program, to speed the pace toward …

Lawmakers look for ways to reduce barriers to rural broadband

Published by North Carolina Health News on May 1st, 2019 By Taylor Knopf Decades ago, companies and local governments worked to bring electric, water and sewer to the rural communities of North Carolina. Now those organizations want to work together to provide the same access to broadband, something that’s increasingly being seen as the  next “standard utility.” But getting high-speed …