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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 27, 2018
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Building a Stronger America: Rural Communities Need Reliable, Modern Infrastructure Whitehouse.gov (press release)
Insufficient broadband access has left many rural Americans without the tools they need to engage in the modern economy and use important services such as telemedicine and long-distance learning. 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas, 23 million people, lack sufficient broadband access, …

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A Better Way to Promote Private Investment in American Infrastructure The Fiscal Times
After much anticipation, the Trump administration has finally unveiled its infrastructure plan. The plan aims to raise $1.5 trillion for repairing and upgrading America’s infrastructure (including roads, bridges, rail networks, water works, broadband, etc.). It allocates $200 billion of federal government funds to …

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Trump Proposal Could Provide as Much as $40 Billion for Rural Broadband (At Least in Theory) Telecompetitor (blog)
The fact sheet also notes that “[g]iven the level of discretion granted to states under the President’s Rural Infrastructure Program, governors can spend 100% of the federal funds they receive under the program to broadband.” The remaining 20%, or $10 billion, of the $50 billion proposed for rural …

The Trump Infrastructure Plan: The Future for US Infrastructure?Lexology
Canada: The Trump Infrastructure Plan: The Future For US Infrastructure?Mondaq News Alerts
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Federal monopoly is a way to degrade — not enhance — broadband development The Hill
Over the past 10 years, America’s wireless industry has invested over $265 billion into cutting edge mobile broadband networks, and plans are … Certainly, if ever there was a politician who understands the inefficiencies of government and government-run infrastructure, it is President Trump. Still, when …

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$3.2 million in federal money is coming to fix one water system in Caldwell Parish MyArkLaMiss (press release) (blog)
Abraham said the act would allow local mayors and police juries to bypass the state for federal money. "Whether that’s a road or a bridge, water infrastructure, or rural broadband. Take the state out of it." said Abraham. "Take as much of the federal government out of it as you can, and let the local people …

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Trump’s infrastructure plan fits W.Va. Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Fifty percent of funding will go to rural communities to boost economic development and build out much-needed infrastructure like roads, water and sewer, and broadband. West Virginians know all too well about unrealized great ideas because of the lack of federal support and funding. President …

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Ofcom pledges to halve the cost of full-fibre broadband network builds ComputerWeekly.com
You also agree that your personal information may be transferred and processed in the United States, and that you have read and agree to the Terms … The telecoms regulator claimed its plans will slash the cost of full-fibre broadband network builds by up to 50% and help the industry hit its own targets …

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Phoenix Wins Connected City Award PR Newswire (press release)
Mobilitie is the largest privately held telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States, and a global provider of complete wireless … next generation small cell sites and other infrastructure that provides local residents with enhanced mobile connectivity and wireless broadband access …

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Gilat to Leverage Intelsat Capacity for 4G Expansion in the US Satellite Today
In November, Gilat and Intelsat unveiled IntelsatOne Mobile Reach Solar 4G, a jointly managed platform that adds 4G broadband infrastructure to MNOs’ networks. According to Gilat, the small cell over satellite solution is helping MNOs satisfy growing demand for advanced cellular services in Africa.

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US Mobile Internet Speeds Lag Behind Most Of The World International Business Times
Only the Hong Kong, Norway, Japan and South Korea top the U.S. in terms of coverage, with South Korea topping the list at 97.49 percent availability. Broadband Internet Trump infrastructure plan provides no guarantees for broadband expansion. Photo: Tmthetom/Wikimedia Commons. According to …

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February 25, 2018
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FCC Launches New Broadband Map Broadcasting & Cable
The FCC Thursday (Feb. 22) unveiled a new national broadband map that will provide more detailed and updated info on fixed broadband deployment. ISPs have long been concerned that without more accurate info, they could be overbuilt in an effort to deploy where service already exists.

America’s broadband speed map is back! And it doesn’t totally suck!The Register
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The FCC’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband Motherboard
The FCC’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband … Yet the FCC’s new broadband map tries to inform me that seven different ISPs are actually available. One company (CenturyLink) is listed as two competitive choices for both fiber and DSL, despite …

FCC unveils new broadband map, offering more data on US internet accessTechRepublic
The FCC’s ‘New’ Broadband Availability Map Hallucinates Broadband CompetitionTechdirt (blog)
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SpaceX’s internet satellites part of a wave new broadband choices The Ledger
SpaceX hit another orbital milestone this week: It launched a pair of experimental broadband satellites on a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The test satellites are another step forward for chief executive Elon Musk, who dreams of building a worldwide network of thousands …

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Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People WIRED
Eliminating a Wheeler-era designation that welcomed new broadband providers into the program, the FCC said in December, will “better reflect the structure, operation, and goals of the Lifeline program.” But if the goal of the program is to ensure that low-income Americans have affordable access to …

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Richard Ball: Support broadband utility, bring Loveland up to par Loveland Reporter-Herald
If we move forward without an election, it will still be 2020 before subscribers can begin to sign up for our new broadband service. There is also the economic development issue. Estes Park, Longmont and Fort Collins have all undertaken to create their own broadband utilities. Longmont now has a 60 …

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St Giles Church leads the way as government announces new broadband initiative Halstead Gazette
Church spires across the country could be turned into transmitters after St Giles Church in Great Maplestead showed others how well it could work. The Government has signed a deal with The Church of England to allow the spires to be digital bases. The “4Jesus” scheme has been a success in Great …

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Editor’s Corner—Google Fiber’s follies could be a boon for Yomura Fiber, other competitors FierceTelecom
New broadband dialogue. Even for all of Google Fiber’s follies, the company’s presence in the broadband market paved two dynamics: ILECs to respond with faster speeds and new competitors to build with a clean sheet network. Even though AT&T has denied this idea, it’s not hard to see that when …

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New Ofcom rules to boost full-fibre broadband Southgate Amateur Radio Club
In March 2017, we proposed to set the monthly charge for Openreach’s ’40/10′ Mbit/s broadband package by 2021 at £11.23. Following our consultation, we are adjusting this figure to £11.92. Finally, the new rules will include stricter requirements on Openreach to repair faults and install new broadband

Ofcom publishes draft measures to promote full-fibre networksTelecompaper
BT shares rise as regulators raise wholesale price capsCity A.M.
Ofcom drafts rules to speed up roll-out of superfast fibre broadbandAlive For Football
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Speedy Hughes/EchoStar Broadband Satellite Hits Early Design Stage Multichannel News
EchoStar’s Hughes Networks Systems unit is making progress on a new broadband satellite that will be capable of delivering speeds of 100 Mbps-plus across a footprint covering the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil and other countries in South America. Hughes has tapped Space Systems Loral to build the …

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Cains Brewery agrees deal with Hyperoptic Broadband Baltic Triangle (press release) (blog)
This new broadband service will also hugely benefit tenants in Brewery Works – a co-working and private office space within Cains Brewery Village. Tomi Jones, Owner of Brewery Works, said: “The kind of businesses that will be working within Brewery Works rely on connectivity to go about their daily …

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New Zealand Broadband Plans: Contract or No Contract? Glimp
Are you looking for a new broadband provider or plan for your home? One of the biggest consideration points for people is to weigh the pros and cons of a fixed broadband contract versus a non-contract/open term plan. In this blog post, the glimp team will give a detailed account of the pros and cons of …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 20, 2018
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Communities can’t afford to wait for the federal government to obtain next gen broadband Brookings Institution (blog)
Since our team finished work on the 2010 United States National Broadband Plan, I have met with hundreds of local government officials to discuss their own … a bipartisan coalition of senators has asked the President to dedicate billions in the pending infrastructure plan to rural broadband support.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX wants to be America’s next broadband provider The Mercury News
The FCC’s move comes as U.S. politicians call for improved internet service in rural areas. President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal lists broadband, or high-speed internet service, as eligible for funding alongside traditional projects such as roads and bridges. Some Democratic lawmakers have …

FCC chairman endorses SpaceX plan for satellite broadbandRCR Wireless News
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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bipartisan Members of Congress on Infrastructure Whitehouse.gov (press release)
This framework will lead to a $1.5 trillion investment in American infrastructure; a faster permitting process that takes two years, instead of ten years, and maybe less. We’re looking to get it down … Fifty billion dollars for rural infrastructure, including broadband Internet access. Rural communities have not …

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Infrastructure spending won’t transform America Washington Post
What rural electrification was eight decades ago, broadband access might be today: a blessing not widely enough enjoyed. But infrastructure spending will not have the economically and socially transformative effect that it had before America became a mature urban society. Princeton University …

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Trump’s infrastructure plan is crumbling away Financial Times
The move is yet more evidence, as though it were needed, of the weakness of Mr Trump’s claims to be representing left-behind America. Many Americans in rural areas and post-industrial towns suffer from poor infrastructure, including insufficient broadband provision, that might help them find alternative …

Trump’s infrastructure plan just shifts costs to local taxpayersBangor Daily News
Trump Releases Plan to Fix ‘Crumbling’ InfrastructureThe Epoch Times
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FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Leads a Year of Action and Accomplishment! Digital Music News
In a self-congratulatory self-assessment that seems oddly devoid of self-awareness, the U.S. Government agency applauded remarkable gains across numerous areas. That includes broadband deployment, accessibility to digital infrastructure, reducing bureaucracy and cutting costs, protecting …

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Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow starts today Jackson Clarion Ledger
The Federal Communications Commission is also taking steps to encourage job creation with the promotion of broadband deployment. There are jobs to be found in the manufacturing and deployment of broadband infrastructure as well as in the businesses that use these connections to reach …

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February 18, 2018
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New broadband company ready to launch Beckley Register-Herald
Countrymen Communications owner, Carrie Scott, right, and her installation partner Mike Laxton speak with TLC Sewing & Alterations owner Tammy Clay, left, about the internet service they recently installed at her business in Lewisburg on Friday. Countrymen Communications is a new start-up internet …

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New broadband service comes to Greenbrier County WVNS-TV
LEWISBURG W. Va. (WVNS) — Living outside of city limits can leave many without reliable internet. Carrie Scott is working to change that by bringing a new business, Countrymen Communications. Scott said she understands the need for reliable internet, as she once did not have that. "I saw a need, …

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FCC report finds almost no broadband competition at 100Mbps speeds Ars Technica
There were certainly new broadband deployments and speed increases in existing deployments last year despite those pesky net neutrality rules, so the numbers would look better if they went through 2017. But the FCC data can also overstate broadband competition slightly because it counts ISPs as …

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25000 new broadband connections at Virgin Media in Q4 2017 thinkbroadband.com
Virgin Media in its latest results that cover the full year of 2017 and break out some figures for Q4 show that they added some 196,000 broadband revenue generating units (RGU – known as connections or customers in non finance speak) in 2017 with Q4 adding 25,000 suggesting that Q4 was not the …

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Churches to Help Spread Wireless Broadband into Rural England ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
Generally churches have rarely ever been considered a big obstacle to the rollout of new broadband networks. Indeed there are already more than 120 cases of broadband and mobile services being delivered from parish churches across the country. Nevertheless this is a useful improvement and …

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​SpaceX to launch internet from the sky ZDNet
Related stories. US government’s new broadband rules don’t add up · Fact: Broadband really does work over a piece of wet string · Fiber broadband: Is it a waste with 5G and Elon Musk’s satellites on the horizon?

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Unitymedia sees strong broadband, B2B growth in Q4, revenues increase 3% Telecompaper
Unitymedia said the majority of its Q4 additions were new broadband subscribers (46,000), 86 percent of whom opted for packages with speeds of 120 Mbps or higher. Some 93 percent of new broadband RGUs also booked fixed-line telephony. The company said it had a total of 7.16 million cable …

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Bringing broadband to rural South Ormsby Estate Louth Leader
OnLincolnshire has been working with an historic estate in Lincolnshire to trial new broadband technology that could be used to connect thousands of … The South Ormsby Estate, in the middle of the Lincolnshire Wolds, now has access to 40mbps broadband, thanks to the new broadband technology.

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Spectra’s new broadband plan offers 400GB data at 1 Gbps speed for Rs. 899 Gizbot
Spectra, a broadband service provider, has announced the launch of a new plan for consumers in Bengaluru. The company is now offering 400 GB of data at 1 Gbps speed for just Rs. 899. This plan will be available in select areas around Bengaluru. Spectra is now offering 400GB data at 1 Gbps speed …

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BSNL to Offer Unlimited Voice Calls & Unlimited Data Under New Broadband Plans | Check All … Chandigarh Metro
BSNL has recently revised its broadband Plan 1495, Plan 1599, Broadband plan 1745, Plan 2295 and BSNL Broadband plan 2845. Sushant 14/02/2018. 134 1 minute read. bsnl-premium-broadband-plans-check-new-prices-data. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited or BSNL continuously changing its plans …

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NBN Co remains on track to deliver nbn
NBN Co 2018 half year results: 6.1 million ready to connect, 3.4 million active services and $891 million in revenue. Performance highlights for the six months ended 31 December 2017: 6.1 million premises ready to connect and 7.1 million premises ready for service. 3.4 million premises with an active …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 13, 2018
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Trump infrastructure plan leaves out rural broadband funding CNET
Rural communities are expected to get $50 billion of the $200 billion in direct federal funding to "rebuild and modernize infrastructure" in rural America, according to the fact sheet. How the funds will be spent will be largely up to individual states. In theory, this could mean that some states could use the …

Donald Trump unveils US$1.5 trillion infrastructure planThe Straits Times
What will Trump’s budget mean for Ohio?cleveland.com
White House to Roll Out Trump Infrastructure Plan10,000 Couples
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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with State and Local Officials on Infrastructure Initiative Whitehouse.gov (press release)
It provides $50 billion for rural infrastructure, who have really been left out — the rural folks have been left out, including broadband Internet access, which they don’t have. And they want it, and the farmers want it. It will create thousands and thousands of jobs, and increase training for our great American

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US infrastructure set for major upgrading The Straits Times
… long awaited US$1.5 trillion (S$2 trillion) plan to repair and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, including highways, bridges, airports, seaports, railroads and water systems, and extend broadband Internet access. The plan flips the usual financial model. Instead of the federal government bearing most of …

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House passes stopgap spending bill to avert shutdown Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved another stopgap bill to keep the federal government from shutting … would increase funding for domestic programs like drug treatment and broadband infrastructure that Democrats want, as well as a military spending …

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State and local officials brace for long-awaited Trump infrastructure plan The Hill
“So those haven’t always been typical of the infrastructure conversation, but that is an opening for a full revamp upgrade of America’s infrastructure.” Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson (D) emphasized in an interview with The Hill the need to expand broadband internet access and improve water …

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FCC Report Claims the Broken Broadband Market Has Been Magically Fixed By Killing Net Neutrality Motherboard
Under the Telecommunications Act, the FCC is required to issue annual reports on the state of broadband competition and deployment in the U.S. … An accompanying press release goes on to claim that “steps taken last year have restored progress by removing barriers to infrastructure investment, …

FCC uses old data to claim that repealing net neutrality is improving broadbandThe Daily Dot
US broadband is scarce, slow and expensive. ‘Great!’ says the FCCBrinkwire (press release)
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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bipartisan “AIRWAVES Act” to Secure America’s Broadband Public Knowledge Tech News and Comment (blog)
broadband to rural America. No fancy tricks or hidden agendas; just a straightforward plan to give providers the wireless capacity they need to serve their communities, combined with targeted funding for building towers and other infrastructure

Google Alert – “new broadband”

February 11, 2018
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Virgin eyes new broadband expansion into regional towns Independent.ie
Virgin Media is eyeing high-speed broadband expansion that could take it to almost a million Irish homes over the next three years. Executives at the firm – which mostly operates in cities – told the Irish Independent they want to extend its network into regional towns. It is also predicting a doubling of …

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Here’s Ajit Pai’s “proof” that killing net neutrality created more broadband Ars Technica
Ajit Pai had a dilemma when overseeing the creation of the Federal Communications Commission’s new Broadband Deployment Report. Anyone who is familiar with the FCC chairman’s rhetoric over the past few years could make two safe predictions about this report. The report would conclude that …

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Rural broadband: Compensation for homeowners as new law to give access to private land thejournal.ie
New legislation has been brought to cabinet by Minister for Communications Denis Naughten that will allow the government access to private lands along routes in Galway and Mayo to lay down new broadband fibre cables. It will essentially mean a compulsory purchase order (CPO) can be used for …

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New CEO Appointed for UK Satellite Broadband ISP Avanti ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
London-based Satellite ISP Avanti Communications has appointed Kyle Whitehill to be its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The move comes ahead of their planned March 2018 launch of the new HYLAS 4 spacecraft that will offer “cost-effective and high-speed broadband” across Africa and Europe.

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Oregon lawmakers weigh in on need to bridge digital divide East Oregonian
He stressed the need to reduce what he described as “unnecessary roadblocks” to siting new broadband in rural areas, saying the environmental review process to build on federal lands is especially burdensome. “I run into this issue all the time on siting,” Walden said. “We’re trying to get broadband out …

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EE Boost Rural UK 4G Mobile Broadband Cover via External Antenna ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
Mobile operator EE has decided to complement their existing 4G based wireless 4GEE Home Broadband service by introducing its own brand of external antenna, which can be fixed to the outside of your house in order to improve signal reception and thus Mobile Broadband performance. In some rural …

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Broadband gets closer attention at Capitol The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
… but the Delta-Montrose Electric Association did. That organization won a $2.6 million grant to augment a new broadband provider service it’s creating in its service area. That money is to provide 1 gigabit symmetrical service to northwest Paonia, Olathe and the Happy Canyon area outside of Montrose.

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TalkTalk shares slump on profit warning as firm targets fibre launch Independent.ie
TalkTalk said £1.5 billion would be invested in the new broadband company, helping to ramp up competition and shift Britain’s digital infrastructure in line with major European nations. Infracapital, an infrastructure investment arm of M&G Prudential, will take an 80% slice of the new firm and make an …

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Bexley Bids £8m to Build Local Full Fibre Gigabit Broadband Network ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
The London Borough of Bexley has become the latest local authority to put in a bid to the UK government’s £200m Local Full Fibre Network (LFFN) programme, which could help to build a Gigabit broadband capable network to connect local public sector and business sites. The bid is for £5m in the form …

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Superfast Wireless Broadband from Relish Goes Live in Southwark ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
Long suffering residents of the SE16 area (e.g. Rotherhithe), inside the central London borough of Southwark, are starting to get access to faster broadband connections. This comes after local ISP Relish Wireless (UK Broadband Ltd.) began installing the first of several new masts (aerials).

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 6, 2018
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President Donald J. Trump Will Rebuild American Infrastructure and Forge a Path Towards Greater … Whitehouse.gov (press release)
A quarter of the Federal funds will be dedicated to addressing rural infrastructure needs prioritized by state and local leaders. These funds will go towards rebuilding roads, providing clean water to rural families and businesses, expanding broadband access, and supplying affordable, reliable power.

Infrastructure, DACA highlight NY concerns at State of the Union speechAlbany Times Union
Trump Wants $1.5 Trillion for Infrastructure; One Fourth for Rural ProjectsAgriculture.com
So Much for That Bipartisan Infrastructure PlanCityLab
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Trump signs executive orders to expand high-speed internet in rural US Axios
The details: The executive orders are intended to streamline the private sector’s process of locating and accessing broadband infrastructure in the rural U.S. and federal properties managed by the Department of the Interior. Improving internet speed in rural America is seen as one way to address the …

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The Federal Government Shouldn’t Build a 5G Network Daily Signal
We have no doubt that America will lead the 5G revolution.” There are steps the White House and Congress can take to facilitate new broadband infrastructure. First, the federal government should free up more spectrum for commercial use. As researcher Brent Skorup noted, “The largest challenge in …

To counter China, White House memo suggests a nationalized 5G networkArs Technica
Industry Voices—Lowenstein’s View: We don’t need to nationalize 5G, but here’s how the …FierceWireless
Trump administration’s idea for government-built 5G network met with loud resistance from USUSA TODAY
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US broadband is scarce, slow and expensive. ‘Great!’ says the FCC The Register
Those are what should be the main findings of the annual broadband report from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), emitted this month. Instead, the regulator … Which is extraordinary if you consider that the United States‘ critical central role in the internet’s infrastructure. When it comes to …

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Cortez Masto urges Trump to prioritize rural broadband in infrastructure proposal Elko Daily Free Press
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., was one of 17 Democratic senators to sign a letter urging President Trump to include funding in his infrastructure proposal to support broadband deployment in unserved rural areas across the country. While the Administration prepares a …

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Shrewsbury cable provider switches focus to speedy broadband Worcester Telegram
“I think it’s important that the future of not only Shrewsbury, but other communities throughout the United States, is a robust and strong broadband pipe that allows for rapid delivery of data across the networks throughout the world. We need to prepare for that so that’s where our focus will be,” Mr. Hale …

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It’s time to bring our roads and bridges into the 21st century The Hill
On the other, it’s a wake-up call that it’s long past time for our generation to do our part by investing in America’s transportation, water, energy and broadband infrastructure. Today’s crumbling roads and unsound bridges, outdated ports and waterways, congested airports and water supply breakdowns …

Infrastructure: the bipartisan job creator rural America needsSouthernminn.com
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Rural County Representatives of California Rural Broadband Update: House Energy and … Sierra Sun Times
legislation related to broadband infrastructure, promoting deployment in underserved areas, and closing the digital divide. … Democrats cited a 2017 report from the Federal Communications Commission that found an investment of $40 billion in rural broadband deployment is required to close the digital …

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FCC gets ready to kick off $2 billion rural broadband fund TechCrunch
The FCC has taken the final steps toward finally opening its long-delayed Connect America Fund II, which will disburse $2 billion in federal money over 10 years to support new broadband infrastructure in rural areas throughout the country. A date for bidding and the final documentation of the process …

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Saint Lucia Rolling Out Island-wide Broadband Network Nearshore Americas
Saint Lucia has reached an agreement with the Government of Taiwan to roll out a high-speed fiber optic broadband network for every of the nation’s households. The infrastructure, estimated to cost US$4 million, will serve as a foundation for the island to foster a digital economy. Taiwan is contributing …

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February 4, 2018
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Now TV’s new broadband gives you 12 months of fibre for £25 including line rental Pocket-lint.com
Now TV has made its great-value broadband bundles available contract-free without the need to team it with a Now TV pass. Three speeds will be available starting at £18 for 17Mbps Brilliant Broadband or 38Mbps Fab Fibre (£25 per month, totally unlimited fibre, fit for streaming). There’s also another …

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New broadband grants to bring internet to more Southern Tier homes, businesses Salamanca Press
SALAMANCA — Hundreds of homes and businesses in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties are closer to getting new high-speed broadband internet service in the coming year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced phase 3 awards for the New NY Broadband Program Wednesday with $209.6 million in state …

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Holston Electric Cooperative forms new broadband subsidiary Therogersvillereview
ROGERSVILLE — HolstonConnect, a wholly-owned, not-for-profit subsidiary of Holston Electric Cooperative, was established in late 2017 to provide fiber-based services to HEC members. HolstonConnect received approval from the cooperative’s board of directors in January to begin the initial phase of …

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£80m superfast broadband drive for Wales unveiled BBC News
Contracts to connect nearly 100,000 homes in Wales to high speed internet are being put out for tender. It is hoped up to 88,000 properties not reached by a previous project will be connected under an £80m scheme targeting particular areas, with Powys and Ceredigion named as priorities.

Welsh Gov Detail New 30Mbps Superfast Broadband Plan for Wales UPDATE2ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
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John Lewis broadband deals now come with a free Google Home smart speaker TechRadar
If you’ve been meaning to finally take the plunge into the world of smart home assistants, then John Lewis Broadband may have just made your mind up for you. Until midnight on February 27, John Lewis is giving away a free Google Home smart speaker to every new broadband customer. With prices …

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Windstream extends DirecTV satellite, DirectTV Now across footprint to drive scale, broadband … FierceTelecom
Now that it will be offered across its entire broadband footprint, a key driver Windstream will likely want to accentuate with this platform is its relationship with existing and new broadband subscribers. This will be important as the service provider looks to monetize the broadband investments it made via its …

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Welsh govt unveils new measures to boost broadband availability Telecompaper
The Welsh Government has announced a series of new measures to expand high-speed and reliable broadband coverage across the country following the completion of the Superfast Cymru project. These new measures are supported by funding of GBP 80 million. They include a new broadband

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Second grant will help expand broadband into rural county Tullahoma News and Guardian
More than 400 homes in the Pocahontas community in Northern Coffee County will soon have access to broadband. Ben Lomand Connect is one of the recipients of a state broadband accessibility grant and will receive $1.025 million for the project, which will bring high-speed internet to rural Coffee …

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Holston Electric announces plan to bring broadband to all members Kingsport Times News
Holston Electric Cooperative, which serves more than 30,000 customers in Hawkins and Hamblen counties, announced this week the creation of a new broadband subsidiary it’s calling HolstonConnect. HEC general manager Jimmy Sandlin told the Times News Thursday the company expects to begin …

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Rhewl Residents left without new broadband after provider pulls out of deal Denbighshire Free Press
Rhewl Residents left without new broadband after provider pulls out of deal. Patrick Glover. David Dean of Rhewl, CEO of Network Internet and owner of Technology House in Rhewl. Picture: Don Jackson-Wyatt, DJW290118. 0 comments. Residents and businesses in Rhewl have been left without a …

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