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February 25, 2020
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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 25, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ February 25, 2020
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Cleaver, Case present ‘Partners in Prosperity’ plaque to MMU The Marshall Democrat-News
Case stated that one of the five programs utilized for rural broadband infrastructure is the ReConnect Program. He said the legislative branch …

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Candidates promise big spending for broadband, transportation Agri-Pulse
Four Democratic presidential candidates used a first-of-its kind town hall dedicated to America’s infrastructure needs to push ambitious plans to …

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Broadband funds to bring fiber to Petersburg area Elk Valley Times
The Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of … infrastructure to thrive, and that includes having access to broadband

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Steve Gooch: Week 5 under the Gold Dome Dawson Community News
As a growing state, we need to plan out our infrastructure to meet the needs of our … to apply for grant funding to build rural broadband infrastructure. … from the United States Department of Agriculture for rural broadband initiatives.

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Zayo to Deliver Broadband to Rural Communities with Microsoft Airband Yahoo Finance
Rural ISPs to leverage Zayo’s existing infrastructure for core network … Zayo has deep, dense fiber networks in every major market in the U.S., which …

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US infrastructure needs exceed $2 trillion, American Society of Civil Engineers says Transportation Today
U.S. infrastructure needs exceed $2 trillion, American Society of Civil … As public spending on infrastructure declines, America will underinvest in its … a plan to address everything within the state’s infrastructure – from broadband to …

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Rep. Gustafson: Working ahead of the funnel DesMoinesRegister.com
Gustafson are Patient Advocates for American Cancer Society: Morgan … used for deploying broadband and broadband infrastructure from income …

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AEM Co-Hosts Infrastructure Forum with Biden, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, and Steyer Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
infrastructure policy to the 2020 presidential stage," said Dennis Slater, president of AEM. “From rural broadband to interstate highways, American

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Capito Connect sees progress in Hampshire County The Daily Times
It quickly became clear that without proper broadband infrastructure, … the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Community Connect …

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US candidate forum focuses on infrastructure KHL Group
US candidate forum focuses on infrastructure … “From rural broadband to interstate highways, American jobs and U.S. economic growth heavily rely …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 18, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ February 18, 2020
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Looking at Flawed Broadband Maps, States Are Trying to Create Their Own Route Fifty
The Federal Communications Commission’s broadband maps … on the table,” said Jeff Sural, director of the agency’s Broadband Infrastructure Office.

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Cabell delegate welcomes pending merger of T-Mobile and Sprint West Virginia MetroNews
4 wireless carriers in the United States, Sprint and T-Mobile. … House Technology and Infrastructure Committee and a member of the state Broadband

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USDA Invests $9 Million In Broadband For Rural Tennessee Communities The Chattanoogan
Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. … to USDA to expand broadband infrastructure and services in rural America.

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What Did the FCC Do to Close the Digital Divide? Benton Foundation (press release) (blog)
The number of Americans across the United States with access to at least … divide is a bigger problem than just access to broadband infrastructure.

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Technology and rural America Ohio’s Country Journal and Ohio Ag Net
New technology holds promise for America’s small farms and rural … but public-sector involvement — such as for expanding rural broadband access — is … (the United States) has always had policies that invested in infrastructure in …

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What is the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund? Benton Foundation (press release) (blog)
On February 7, the Federal Communications Commission released the … so that all people in the U.S. have access to affordable voice and broadband. … of the North Carolina Department of Technology’s broadband infrastructure

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Global Fixed Broadband Industry Assessment, 2020: Provides Worldwide Subscriber and … PRNewswire (press release)
broadband infrastructure development around the world including Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and North America.

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New York City and the FCC have two very different plans for expanding broadband access Brookings Institution (blog)
Even operating at a physical scale unmatched across the United States, … and first addresses disparities of service and gaps in infrastructure, using …

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Trump Budget Touts Next-Gen Wireless As ‘Industry Of Future’ Law360
"The 21st century requires us to focus on great power rivals; prioritize … the administration said it plans to continue funding broadband infrastructure

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From healthcare and Standing Rock to #MMIW: Presidential candidates talk Native American issues The Desert Sun
And for the first time in history, candidates participated in Native American presidential … We should know where the candidates stand with us." … electrical and broadband infrastructure to connect rural communities to existing grids.

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

February 16, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ February 16, 2020
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New broadband and TV rules will give 20 million people a cheaper deal from Saturday Mirror.co.uk
Phone, broadband and pay-TV providers will be forced to alert people when their current contract is coming to an end from Saturday, under new rules …

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Bedford Council Impatient with Broadband Contractor WSET
The county hired Blue Ridge Towers to construct new broadband towers. Once complete, the towers are expected to provide 95-percent of people with …

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Gov. Ducey includes rural broadband funding in fiscal 2021 budget proposal The Center Square
The new broadband conduit will open the door for private sector partnerships that support 21st century freight, the future of automated vehicles and …

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BROADBAND RECONNECT GRANT AWARDED TO BEN LOMAND IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY 1057news.com (blog)
A total of 222 homes and 561 people will have access to the new broadband services via the grant, but this is a win for even more households in …

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Kansas Towns Struggle with Broadband Availability Challenges Public CIO
Mike Parson launched a new broadband grant program, which plans to award $5 million to bring high speed Internet to residents. The state estimated …

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Awesome Vodafone broadband deal delivers fast internet for cheap T3
We like reliable, fast broadband here at T3, and this new broadband deal from Vodafone absolutely delivers that. A 63Mbs average download speed …

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New BT broadband and TV customers can get a free Xbox One bundle worth £449 Mirror.co.uk
BT is giving all new customers signing up to its TV and broadband packages the chance to pick up a free Xbox worth over £400.

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BSNL Launches Plan Worth Rs 2000 With Amazon Prime Subscription The Quint
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has recently launched a new broadband plan for its Bharat Fiber customers. In this plan of Rs 2,999, users will …

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New broadband plan of BSNL, 100GB information will likely be obtainable in low worth Sahiwal Tv (blog)
new Delhi: BSNL has launched a brand new broadband plan beneath Bharat Fiber. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has a big share of the …

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Gillibrand’s push for a new data protection agency Politico
… Regulatory Utility Commissioners, announced nearly a dozen state regulators tapped to serve on the group’s new Broadband Expansion Task Force …

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2019 Broadband Scorecard Report R Street Institute
But in addition to the technological and economic barriers to updating and expanding broadband service, those wishing to deploy new broadband

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 11, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ February 11, 2020
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USDA Invests in Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Georgia’s Gilmer County Southeast AgNet
(USDA) — U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Georgia State Director Joyce White announced a $4.4 million investment in …

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The time is now for congressional action rather than neutrality The Hill (blog)
Two United States senators finally decided to take action to pull us out of … U.S. broadband providers invested $80 billion in network infrastructure in …

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Trump backs high-speed internet access, ‘especially’ in rural America Successful Farming
Trump included broadband in a section of the speech that called for rebuilding American infrastructure. After calling for congressional passage of a …

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Land O’Lakes’ Ford: Rural areas need broadband Finance and Commerce
“Rural America is the new inner city,” Ford told attendees at Wednesday’s … to support investments in rural connectivity and related infrastructure.

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USDA program to boost rural online service in Iberville Parish Leesville Daily Leader
The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded Re-Connect Program will implement a high-speed broadband infrastructure project that will create or …

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Agriculture, jobs, broadband among issues Keller tackling Lock Haven Express
Agriculture, jobs, broadband among issues Keller tackling … It was recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture will open a … municipalities to build modern broadband infrastructure in areas that do not have …

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Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020s Broadband Communities
Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the 2020s … When federal funding is used for infrastructure projects, such as highway construction, fiber …

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Fixed Broadband Industry Report 2020 – Fixed Broadband Development Becomes Important for 5G Yahoo Finance
Fixed broadband infrastructure has become important for country economic growth. Over the … 4.1 Latin America fixed broadband market overview

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Missouri to receive more than $60 million through rural broadband program Daily Journal Online
I’ll continue working with local, state, and federal officials to ensure every … to expand access to high-speed broadband and improve infrastructure.

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SOTU FACT SHEET – President Trump: Failing Hard-Working American Families on Infrastructure YubaNet
US News: Trump Lashes Out at Pelosi, Quashes Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal … wastewater and drinking water systems, brownfields and broadband.

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

February 9, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ February 9, 2020
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New broadband infrastructure will provide Dubrovnik with ultra-fast internet TheMayorEU (press release)
Next generation broadband infrastructure will allow citizens of Dubrovnik to browse significantly faster by the end of 2023. The region around …

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Research shows twice as many people lack broadband access as FCC thinks StateScoop
But the commission plans to continue using that method to disperse the new broadband fund’s initial $16 billion round. The remaining $4.4 billion will …

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Arcep proposes new broadband regulation, further measures on Orange in B2B market Telecompaper
French telecom authority Arcep has published a range of proposals as part of its latest round of market analysis, concerning the three fixed broadband …

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FCC funding plan to bring in $20B for broadband development Beckley Register-Herald
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A funding plan approved this week by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is bringing more than $20 billion into a …

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Wyoming Broadband Council to hold special meeting Thursday Wyoming Tribune
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Broadband Advisory Council will hold a call-in special meeting 10 a.m. Thursday to introduce the new broadband

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Broadband to Make Key Transitions In 2020 Broadband Communities
Cox and Altice added 25,000 and 15,000 new broadband subscribers. Charter now offers minimum speeds of 200 Mbps in about 60 percent of its …

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BSNL launches new broadband plan, will get 2000GB information each month Sahiwal Tv (blog)
new Delhi: BSNL has launched a brand new plan of its personal. Bharti authorities telecom firm BSNL has launched a brand new broadband plan …

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Edinburgh Gets Broadband Boost with Vodafone’s Gigafast Service DIGIT.FYI
CityFibre, the country’s largest wholesale fibre network infrastructure provider, will deploy the new broadband service with the goal of connecting eight …

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Nigeria to get new Broadband Plan this month — Minister Daily Trust (press release)
A new five-year Broadband Plan for the country will be completed later this month, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali …

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Recycling cost Whitman County $47000 in 2019 Lewiston Morning Tribune
Stories in this Regional News Roundup are excerpted from weekly newspapers from around the region. This is part two, with part one having …

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PRIMER: Enhancing Rural Broadband Governor Doug Ducey
The new broadband conduit will open the door for private sector partnerships that support 21st century freight, the future of automated vehicles and …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

February 4, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ February 4, 2020
NEWS
Broadband Internet Coming To More Rural Areas Near Lake Of The Ozarks Lake Expo
… USDA to expand broadband infrastructure and services in rural America. On Dec. 13, 2018, Secretary Perdue announced the rules of the program, …

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Clyburn says House infrastructure plan would expand broadband internet to ‘100 percent’ of US The Hill
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) touted Thursday a new infrastructure plan being put forth by Democrats. Clyburn told Hill.TV that the …

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Monhegan awarded $600000 internet grant from US Agriculture PenBayPilot.com
Monhegan awarded $600,000 internet grant from U.S. Agriculture … "Upgrading and installing essential broadband infrastructure will improve …

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A First for Digital Equity and Broadband Adoption Benton Foundation (press release) (blog)
For some communities, that involves building infrastructure, other … The strategy, outlined in Benton’s Broadband for America’s Future: A Vision for the …

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Closing the digital divide is critical for the vitality of rural America The Hill (blog)
But while technology has made us more connected, it has also placed … that building our broadband infrastructure is done in the most effective way.

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FCC Approves $20 Billion Rural Broadband Funding Plan Route Fifty
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to approve a $20.4 billion plan to subsidize the construction of high-speed broadband

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Nearly $800000 grant promises broadband expansion in Patrick County Martinsville Bulletin
The level of funding awarded was based on the infrastructure needs in the … The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service said that … Reliable broadband in Patrick County could not only help existing …

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Rep. Delgado Praises FCC Reversal On Rural Broadband Funding Opportunity For NY WAMC
New York was excluded from Phase 1, erasing an opportunity for the providers in the state to bid for $16 billion in broadband infrastructure funding.

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Mayors: Water tops city infrastructure needs Axios
A 2018 study found three-quarters of U.S. cities reported that heavy rain … of the 119 mayors surveyed listed broadband as a top infrastructure need.

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Paxton: Sprint-T-Mobile merger will benefit all of Texas San Antonio Express-News
The United States is at the forefront of an economic and technological … USDA estimated that adequate broadband infrastructure and other digital …

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USDA Invests $146M in Rural Broadband Infrastructure This Week Alone Broadband World News
In a flurry of activity throughout the week, Donald (DJ) LaVoy, Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development at the US Department of Agriculture, and …

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

February 2, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ February 2, 2020
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New York’s New Broadband Plan Hopes to (Finally) Address the Digital Divide Next City
In New York City, nearly a third of households do not have a broadband internet connection at home, and over 1.5 million New Yorkers have neither a …

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Week In Review: Netflix Adopts Dubious Measurement Standard, Comcast Doubles Number Of … TVRev
Week In Review: Netflix Adopts Dubious Measurement Standard, Comcast Doubles Number Of New Broadband Subs …

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New push for expanded high-speed internet in rural Maine Thehour.com
Janet Mills are expected to make an announcement Thursday in Arrowsic about new broadband investments around the state. USDA officials called …

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Maine Democrats Back $15M Broadband Access Proposal Government Technology
… have signed on as co-sponsors. The bill comes on the heels of a new broadband plan developed by the ConnectME Authority earlier this month.

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These are the key facts about Harrogate’s ‘revolutionary’ new broadband Harrogate Advertiser
The development has been hailed as a major step forward for the Harrogate district, with Ripon and Knaresborough also set to benefit from the …

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FCC plan could help thousands in rural PA get broadband Sunbury Daily Item
Telephone companies in Pennsylvania will certainly be looking into the new broadband funding to determine if it makes sense to try to tap into it, …

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Democrats renew push for broadband expansion with $15 million proposal Lewiston Sun Journal
The measure comes on the heels of a new broadband plan developed this month by the ConnectME Authority, a six-member panel of state …

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Can Amazon Become Your Internet Service Provider? Motley Fool
… ordinarily applied to NGSO FSS applicants, will ensure that Amazon can promptly start providing customers innovative new broadband services.".

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FCC approves new rural broadband subsidy auction this year Telecompaper
The second phase will use new broadband mapping data being developed in the FCC’s Digital Opportunity Data Collection, started last August.

FCC To Dole Out $20.4B Subsidies Despite Dems’ MisgivingsLaw360
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Johnson Risks a Rift with Trump by Granting New Access to Huawei The New York Times
LONDON — Since becoming Britain’s prime minister six months ago, Boris Johnson has managed to strike a delicate balance in his relationship with …

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SIRO Broadband Digiweb
SIRO Broadband delivers download speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (that’s 1,000 Mbit/s). This is new broadband technology that uses the existing …

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