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Google Alert – “new broadband”

May 31, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ May 31, 2020
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Hancock to test new broadband technology Monadnock Ledger Transcript
Consolidated Communications has selected Hancock as the test site for a new technology with the potential to affordably supply internet to areas of …

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FCC vote positions ATSC 3.0 as a new broadband pipe Light Reading
… Rulemaking (NPRM) that would "remove the overhang on legacy media regulations," said Carr, who touted ATSC 3.0 as a "new broadband pipe" in …

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State stepping up broadband efforts as feds mull the same vtdigger.org
… from the federal CARES Act — $1.25 billion — to build out new broadband services. That money, however, comes with many restrictions on its use.

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Broadband Subscriptions Are Up…But What’s Behind the Numbers? Benton Foundation (press release) (blog)
In fact, the first quarter of 2020 saw more new broadband subscribers than in any quarter since 2015. In comparison, there were just 955,000 new …

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FCC opens up part of 900 MHz for new broadband applications Telecompaper
FCC opens up part of 900 MHz for new broadband applications. Wednesday 13 May 2020 | 15:34 CET | News. The US Federal Communications …

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AT&T serves up a faster, more secure broadband speed for work from home employees FierceTelecom
On that note, AT&T Business announced on Thursday that it’s offering a new broadband service for residence locations that features symmetrical …

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Ameren capitalizes as FCC enables new generation of utility communications networks, grid mod Utility Dive
In its Missouri and Illinois territories, the utility is developing a new broadband network to enable drone inspections, closed-circuit monitoring and other …

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Microsoft president urges Congress to fund rural broadband internet connectivity in wake of … Seattle Times
Smith wants additional funding given to the FCC so it can implement new broadband mapping legislation that will more accurately track the lack of …

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LRG Finds Highest US Broadband Subscriber Growth in Five Years, Even Better for Cable … Telecompetitor (blog)
The new broadband customers are helping to fuel enormous traffic growth. An earlier report from OpenVault said the ongoing pandemic had resulted …

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Rev. Linus Mayes: Shreveport, Caddo Parish should make broadband infrastructure top focus Shreveport Times
Columnist writes Louisiana, Caddo Parish and city of Shreveport should make building a new broadband infrastructure the number one priority.

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Broadband networks stand firm during pandemic Ofcom
… Gap in internet speeds between rural and urban areas continues to fall; New broadband data reveals 3.5 million homes can now get faster full fibre.

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 26, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ May 26, 2020
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Bolstering Broadband Infrastructure Santa Barbara Independent
Unfortunately, rural broadband access has been a thorn in the side of the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Department of …

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In $16 Billion Push to Expand Broadband, America Is Flying Through a Fog Wall Street Journal (blog)
Separately, House Democrats have proposed an additional $80 billion for broadband infrastructure. The GOP-controlled Senate hasn’t taken up any of

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El Rufai declares zero RoW charges for broadband infrastructure in Kaduna Nairametrics
A new report by America’s biggest bank, JP Morgan Chase, said the U.S dollar is being faced with a major threat as many central banks’ digital …

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Rural broadband in the time of coronavirus wausaupilotandreview.com
Some states are setting targets for broadband speeds faster than the federal standard. “I think it’s going to be glaringly obvious that infrastructure needs …

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Bridging the Digital Divide Without Hurting Innovation American Action Forum (press release) (blog)
Policymakers should be sure to understand both the policies that have allowed the robust internet infrastructure in the United States as well as the …

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States Must Expand Telehealth To Improve Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Center For American Progress
Thankfully, the federal government has made substantial investments in state and local telehealth infrastructure, including expanding broadband

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The Navajo Nation’s Diné College Faces the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the Country Center For American Progress
In short, the pandemic has exposed the legacy of America’s history of brutal … Roessel: We’re going to use a huge portion to improve our broadband … to invest tens of millions of dollars annually to establish broadband infrastructure.

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FCC Digital Divide Steps Successful, Says Agency Chairman Ajit Pai BroadbandBreakfast.com
May 19, 2020 — The Federal Communication Commission’s measures to address the digital divide have been overwhelmingly effective, Chairman Ajit …

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COS Systems Brings Swedish Knack for Tech to Open Access Networks, Hopes for Spacious Skies … BroadbandBreakfast.com
Part of the Swedish environment and culture is being primed for innovative technology, Finér told Broadband Breakfast in an interview: “Some are …

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Wireless Industry Foresight and Tenacity Pay Off for the American Economy JD Supra (press release)
For some of us, this transition from office to online has been surprisingly … to the relentless efforts of wireless communications and infrastructure providers, … towers, small cells and DAS systems that comprise broadband networks.

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 19, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ May 19, 2020
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Under Social Distancing, Rural Regions Push For More Broadband Nextgov
Laying fiber is a major infrastructure project, and states that want to use CARES Act money to expand access may be thwarted by a federal

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COVID-19 Crisis Highlights Critical Lessons for Broadband Infrastructure InsideSources
Properly funding pandemic preparedness infrastructure may have cost us a … America’s broadband buildout can be traced to stunningly successful …

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US squeezes Huawei on chip design FCW.com
… build rural broadband infrastructure. In 2019, the U.S. curtailed Huawei’s ability to buy parts and components from American companies in the future.

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COVID breathes life into North Carolina’s rural telehealth, but broadband remains an obstacle North Carolina Health News
“Certainly this situation highlights the inequities throughout the state,” said Jeff Sural, director of the Broadband Infrastructure Office at the North …

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Broadband deployment lags behind in Calaveras County Calaveras Enterprise
In a critique of the 2020 report, FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel … are only 18 million people in the United States without access to broadband. … county by comparing local broadband infrastructure to the state average.

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Mainers hope COVID-19 pandemic is catalyst for statewide broadband improvement NewsCenterMaine.com WCSH-WLBZ
MAINE, USA — With thousands of Mainers learning and working at home amid … survey to collect data that will find gaps in broadband infrastructure.

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Perdue announces $71 million ReConnect investment in high-speed broadband for rural Kansas … High Plains Journal
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced May 6 the U.S. … to USDA to expand broadband infrastructure and services in rural America.

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America’s surprising breeding ground for inequality: The internet WICZ
America’s surprising breeding ground for inequality: The internet … home broadband services, as well as access disparities between people of different … Experts say further investments in internet infrastructure and federal funding …

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Amid a pandemic, deploying rural broadband in SD more important than ever The Capital Journal
United States Department of Agriculture has nearly $1.1 billion available in new … Rural America and the people who call it home should have these … access to broadband infrastructure will help ensure rural America prospers for …

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How Coronavirus Exposes the Extreme Internet Inequality in the United States Observer
And the gap in internet infrastructure across the country has never been … The broadband internet service they pay for is often not strong enough to …

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

May 17, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ May 17, 2020
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Motorola : Israel’s Government Offices To Boost Operational Efficiency with New Broadband Push … marketscreener.com
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL – May 10, 2020 – Motorola Solutions has been awarded a tender for supplying the Israeli government with a new broadband

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Pandemic Points Up Need For New Broadband Plan, Sen. Says Law360
Pandemic Points Up Need For New Broadband Plan, Sen. Says. By Nadia Dreid. Law360 is providing free access to its coronavirus coverage to make …

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A Decade After Securing Amendment Requiring National Broadband Plan, Sen. Markey Introduces … framinghamsource.com
“This new Broadband Plan is essential to upgrading the nation’s civic infrastructure and providing all Americans access to the economy of the future.”.

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Democrats Said Pushing for $1B or More in Broadband Subsidies Bloomberg Law
… subscribers, or through a new broadband subsidy program, according to the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe the effort.

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National Broadband Availability Map NTIA
Blog. 10/02/2019. NTIA Releases New Broadband Availability Map Pilot for Policymakers. Topics: National Broadband Availability Map Broadband …

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 12, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ May 12, 2020
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Coronavirus Proves US Broadband Infrastructure Is Essential Fitch Ratings
Coronavirus Proves US Broadband Infrastructure Is Essential. Tue 05 May, 2020 – 12:02 PM ET. Fitch Ratings-Chicago …

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Who needs net neutrality? Internet providers are handling coronavirus demand just fine. USA TODAY
The pandemic has tested US broadband and light-touch regulatory policies. … In contrast to the dire forecasts, however, the digital infrastructure has …

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USDA pours $71 million into broadband services in Oklahoma, Kansas Tulsa World
We need them more than ever during these trying times, and expanding access to this critical infrastructure will help ensure rural America prospers for …

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How Will COVID-19 Change the World by 2025? GovExec.com
The coronavirus pandemic is upending health care in the United States. … infrastructure for remote learning has been building in the United States over … the federal government needs to view broadband like the US Postal Service …

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Strong broadband matters more than ever — let’s build it right The Hill
Strong broadband matters more than ever — let’s build it right … number of people who are active online during the workday in the United States. … The accelerated deployment of fiber broadband infrastructure is essential to close …

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How to use the next stimulus to counter China Washington Post
An investment in state-of-the-art broadband and other digital infrastructure. U.S. roads and bridges have to be rebuilt. But the coronavirus outbreak …

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Six Tricks To Claim That Americans Lack Access To Broadband Forbes
That the U.S. now addresses how to get the remaining 10 percent of the … broadband industry invests more private capital in infrastructure in the US

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No, Congress Can’t Fix The Broken US Broadband Market In A Mad Dash During A Pandemic Techdirt
"The plan unveiled Thursday would inject $80 billion over five years into expansion of broadband infrastructure into neglected rural, suburban and urban …

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Land O’Lakes opens Wi-Fi spots to help rural broadband access Minneapolis Star Tribune
Land O’Lakes opens Wi-Fi spots to help rural broadband access … For Beth Ford, chief executive of the Arden Hills-based co-op, the move is a chance to highlight what she views as a critical gap in the nation’s infrastructure. … investment where we have broadband accessible across the United States.

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Why the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is So Significant, and How to Succeed in Applying For RDOF BroadbandBreakfast.com
… (“RDOF”) is a significant acceleration of the Federal Communications Commission’s efforts to subsidize the construction of broadband infrastructure

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

May 10, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ May 10, 2020
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New broadband service coming to rural OK, Kansas KOKH FOX25
New broadband service coming to rural OK, Kansas. by Kevin Severin. Thursday, May 7th 2020. AA. The funding comes from the USDA’s first round of …

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Virtual School Leaves Kids Behind, Sparking New Broadband Push Yahoo Finance
(Bloomberg) — The coronavirus shutdown left Los Angeles public schools with a problem: 100,000 students, or nearly one in six, lacked the computer …

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Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Division approves new broadband International Falls Journal
The House Greater Minnesota Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division last week approved legislation authored by Rep. Rob Ecklund (DFL …

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Cable MVNOs add wireless subs in Q1 2020, but wired broadband rules FierceWireless
The executives from all three cable companies predict that their new broadband subscribers will stay now that they see how important their wired …

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Coronavirus: Coping with lockdown on poor broadband BBC News
BT told the BBC is was prioritising new broadband connections for the "vulnerable and those most in need". According to Ofcom, 189,000 properties …

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New Scotland looking to bring high-speed internet to all residents The Altamont Enterprise
… in service, nor will they, because the company recently completed a multi-million dollar network upgrade that deployed new broadband capacity.

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Frontier, amid bankruptcy, is suspected of lying about broadband expansion Ars Technica
Frontier reported more new broadband deployments than any other provider that submitted filings in the FCC proceeding. The 17,000 blocks are …

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Inmarsat and Cobham launch new solution connecting remote workers, enhancing mission critical … Space Ref (press release)
Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, and Cobham SATCOM, has launched a comprehensive new Broadband Global …

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Inmarsat and Cobham launch new solution connecting remote workers SatelliteProME.com (press release) (blog)
… and Cobham SATCOM, have launched a new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) push-to-talk (PTT) solution to connect remote workers using …

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ISP Virgin Media UK Reports Mild Broadband Customer Growth ISPreview.co.uk (blog)
… their Q1 2020 results, which saw them add +8,200 new broadband customers in the first quarter (up vs +1,900 in Q4 2019) to total 5,279,200.

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Liberty Latin America sees steady broadband gains Broadband World News
… that it netted 49,400 new high-speed data subscribers in the first quarter, just a touch below the 50,100 new broadband subs it added a year earlier.

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Google Alert – united states broadband infrastructure

May 5, 2020
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united states broadband infrastructure Weekly update ⋅ May 5, 2020
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GUEST COLUMN: US Broadband infrastructure is essential Colorado Springs Gazette
Properly funding pandemic preparedness infrastructure might have cost us a few billion dollars. Instead, our lack of preparedness has cost the U.S.

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The coronavirus pandemic is breaking the internet The Hill
But our data show that the last-mile network infrastructure appears to be … We need to change our federal and state broadband funding models to …

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FCC Commissioners Sharply Disagree on US Broadband Report Government Technology
The report attributes this and other gains to the $80 billion invested in broadband infrastructure in 2018, a significant increase in fiber-to-the-home …

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Rep. Elissa Slotkin: “We Clearly Need to See Broadband Internet as a Public Utility” WDET
Slotkin discusses the federal response to the pandemic and whether infrastructure improvements will be part of that response. Tweet This · Rep. Elissa …

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Industry Voices — Entner: A tale of two continents and the internet during COVID-19 FierceTelecom
When looking at the telecom investment in the U.S. and Europe, the … A good proxy for the quality of a country’s broadband infrastructure is how much …

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House Democrats Update Broadband Deployment, Adoption Plan Multichannel News
It comprises initiatives on adoption, infrastructure and affordability. … federal funding to facilitate the building of broadband network infrastructure.

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Which Countries Were (And Weren’t) Ready for Remote Work? Harvard Business Review
This dependence on the online facsimile will be the state of affairs for a … Broadband access is among the most expensive anywhere in the world, due to … Over the longer term, the U.S. internet infrastructure needs to be upgraded to …

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Mississippi and nation need bold infrastructure legislation Jackson Clarion Ledger
The United Statesinfrastructure is crumbling, and our leaders in … Our nation also faces a significant shortfall in broadband, airports, pipelines, and …

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Digital Infrastructure Gets Stimulus Short Shrift IndustryWeek
But as the U.S. interstate system has become built out, the efficiency of … infrastructure (infrastructure that is innately digital, such as broadband, 5G, …

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More California students are online, but digital divide runs deep with distance learning EdSource
… of the most remote parts of the state without cell service, meanwhile, hotspots are not even an option because of a lack of broadband infrastructure.

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Google Alert – “new broadband”

May 3, 2020
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“new broadband” Weekly update ⋅ May 3, 2020
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Can 5G become your new broadband connection? USA TODAY
Can 5G become your new broadband connection? Bob O’Donnell. Special for USA TODAY. FOSTER CITY, Calif. — If we’ve learned nothing from our …

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New broadband network coming to Walton County WMBB – mypanhandle.com
WALTON COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — Walton County Commissioners approved a 3.5 million dollar contract on Tuesday morning to bring a new

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Progress Made by States in 2019 Is Key to Increasing Broadband The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)
For example, Washington’s new broadband office works with the state’s Board of Public Works to administer a competitive grant and loan program.

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Bharti Airtel Makes New Broadband Connections Affordable by 15% TelecomTalk
After putting all the new connection requests on hold due to the nationwide lockdown, Bharti Airtel has resumed providing new broadband

Airtel is providing new broadband users with low pricesMiddle East Headlines (blog)
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Airtel Offering 15% Discount To New Broadband Subscribers Gizbot
Airtel Offering 15% Discount To New Broadband Subscribers. Features. oi-Priyanka Dua. By Priyanka Dua. Updated: Monday, April 27, 2020, 16:39 …

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Rural areas ‘set to lose out’ in new broadband scheme Fermanagh Herald
WITH ALMOST everyone in the county spending all of their time at home at the moment, the importance of having a reliable broadband connection is …

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Clyburn, others seek expansion of broadband The Times and Democrat
… low-interest financing for broadband deployment; promoting the installation of new broadband conduit alongside federally funded road projects; and …

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2020 FCC Broadband Report Finds Timely Deployment, But Controversy Continues Telecompetitor (blog)
The new Broadband Deployment Report repeats some of the same findings that were included in the FCC Communications Marketplace Report that …

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Coronavirus: broadband switching rising despite engineer visit difficulties lovemoney.com
Interest in moving to a new broadband package is on the rise, as households are forced to lean on connections more. I don’t think I’ve ever been so …

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Metaswitch and Vodafone Conduct Industry’s First 5G Wireless Wireline Convergence Tests Yahoo Finance
… Metaswitch Fusion Core 5G WWC solution includes an Access Gateway Function built to align with the new Broadband Forum TR-456 specification, …

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New Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2020 – 2025 NCC
The new Broadband Plan is designed to deliver data download speeds across Nigeria of a minimum 25Mbps in urban areas, and 10Mbps in rural …

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