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 …

Ivey to headline Alabama Summit on Rural Technology

Published by The West Alabama Watchman on March 25, 2019 LIVINGSTON, Ala.—The University of West Alabama has joined with AT&T to announce the second annual Alabama Summit on Rural Technology, set for April 12 on the UWA campus in Livingston, with Governor Kay Ivey delivering the keynote address. The event features a broad slate of experts who bring unique perspectives to …

2019 Broadband Network Market by Demand, Development Platforms, Future Growth, Key Developers, Emerging Trends to 2024

Publsidhed by Honest Businessman in March 18, 2019 By Dengale Avanti Lack of rural broadband availability continues to impede on the prospect of a fully penetrated fixed broadband market. However, broadband companies are focusing on ways to reduce the gap in high-speed internet access in hard-to-reach areas of the country. And Microsoft recently launched the Rural Airband Initiative, which aims to bring better …

Evers Budgets $78 Million for High Speed Internet

Published by Wisconsin Public Radio on March 14, 2019 By Danielle Kaeding Gov. Tony Evers’ budget would invest $78 million in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program. The governor has set a goal to provide all homes and businesses in Wisconsin with high-speed internet by 2025. Angie Dickison, state broadband director with the Public Service Commission, told WPR’s “The Morning Show” earlier this …

Zanesville to add fast ’net downtown

Published by The Columbus Dispatch on March 11, 2019 By Sheridan Hendrix  ZANESVILLE — When Jay Bennett returned to Zanesville in 2014 to take over as the city’s public-service director, he found an external hard drive sitting on his new desk. None of the office’s computers was connected to a shared network, so the hard drive was used to back …

Smith Presses Perdue on Rural Health, Broadband, Dairy

Published by Minnesota Ag Connection on March 1, 2019 U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) told U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that improvements to the dairy program and to rural health care–passed as part of last year’s bipartisan Farm Bill–should be implemented as soon as possible to help get the farm and rural economy back on its feet. On Thursday, Smith–in …