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Communities go online with help from Broadband Fund

Another group of rural communities in Manitoba will have access to high-speed Internet thanks to the federal government’s Universal Broadband Fund. The Rural Municipality of Saint-Laurent, on the western shore of Lake Manitoba, received just over $1 million from the UBF. The service will be provided by Starlink, a globally available satellite service operated by […]

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Eutelsat announces double-digit growth in fixed broadband and mobility in the third quarter

Headquarters of Eutelsat in Paris. Photo: Eutelsat Communications Eutelsat announced double-digit growth in the fixed broadband and mobility segments in the third quarter of 2022, which the operator said highlights “significant potential” in connectivity. Eutelsat released its third-quarter financial statements for the 2021-22 fiscal year on May 12, with vertical operating revenue of 284.7 million […]

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Broadband plans that won’t cost you a fortune from Jio, Airtel and more

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country not only offer high-end broadband packages but also affordable packages for their users which also provide good connectivity speed. These plans are suitable for new users, students, individuals, or anyone who wants to go for a budget option. Below are some of the most affordable broadband plans available […]

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Rural regions of Kansans will benefit from an affordable broadband Internet program

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) – In an effort to bridge the digital divide, President Joe Biden announced that 20 internet service providers have agreed to speed up internet service and reduce costs for millions of Americans. The average cost of a high-speed Internet connection in the United States is $61.07 per month, among the highest in […]

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The best 200 Mbps plans currently available

There are a number of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country who may offer the same broadband package with different benefits, which puts users in the dilemma of choice, as is the case with 200 Mbps. Some service providers bundle OTT benefits with their plans, while others offer the bundles at an incredibly cheaper […]

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Middle Mile infrastructure is just as important as Last Mile, panel says: Broadband Breakfast

HOUSTON, May 4, 2022 – Experts have agreed that educating stakeholders about the importance of middle-mile infrastructure is paramount to connecting underserved and unserved rural communities. At the Broadband Communities Summit 2022, experts said the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act appears to downplay the role of middle mile infrastructure and contributes to the lay perception […]

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AST SpaceMobile Gains US Approval to Test Satellite Cellular Broadband

on May 2, 2022 | Subject: Space AST SpaceMobile, a five-year-old company based in Midland, Texas, has received a green light of the United States Federal Communications Commission to test a satellite that could provide broadband cellular connectivity to smartphone users in the United States and around the world. The company claims it is building […]

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Paso Robles and Atascadero team up to improve broadband access

Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin and Atascadero Mayor Heather Moreno shake hands. The agreement will improve the possibilities of offering high-speed Internet access to the two cities – The City of Paso Robles and the City of Atascadero formalize a partnership agreement on a North San Luis Obispo County Broadband Strategic Plan. According to a […]

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Legislation paves way for broadband expansion in Grays Harbor County

Erika Gebhardt / The Everyday World When the 2022 Washington state legislative session adjourned on March 10, it was once again in an unprecedented fashion. The shortened session, which lasted just 60 days, was held virtually due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19. But while lawmakers were able to participate in this year’s session remotely, not […]

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Senator Weber, Senate, Passes Important Agriculture, Broadband and Housing Package to Help Minnesotans Compete in Modern Economy

Today, the Minnesota Senate passed an important agriculture, broadband and housing bill to help Minnesota farmers and families. The legislation aims to increase funding for broadband, address the pressing concerns of our agricultural sector and improve access to affordable housing. “We are committed to supporting farmers on the ground by making investments that lead to […]

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Subsidies for rural broadband benefit the region | Local News

INDIANAPOLIS — Rural broadband projects in the region are receiving funding to improve broadband connectivity through the third round of the Next Level Connections broadband grant program, State Senator Mark Messmer said ( R-Jasper). In total, the program’s first, second and third cycles awarded $268 million for broadband infrastructure in more than 74,800 homes and […]

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Broadband project will impact Brownsville for generations to come

BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Brownsville Mayor Juan “Trey” Mendez, III, left the best until last in his 2022 State of the City Address. Mendez said a number of projects and programs he referenced in his speech were important. However, he said bringing reliable and affordable broadband to the city’s residents was the priority. Here’s what he […]

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Alliance Broadband has a ton of OTT plans, here are some good ones

While popular service providers like Jio and BSNL offer broadband packages with added benefits of OTT and more, some of the lesser-known ISPs such as Alliance Broadband offer packages that aren’t all that different. Alliance Broadband also bundles OTT subscriptions with its packs completely free of charge. While there are several ISP-offered plans with OTT […]

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Alabama makes progress on broadband access and infrastructure in Black Belt

Infrastructure in Alabama’s Black Belt region — and rural Alabama in general — lags far behind the rest of the state, but some progress is being made. From roads and bridges to sewer systems to broadband internet access, there has been a shift among Alabama’s leadership in recent years that will benefit rural areas in […]

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Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, owned by TNB, has been recognized as Malaysia’s Broadband Company of the Year

Allo Technology Sdn Bhd, a Cyberjaya-based ICT service provider wholly owned by Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) recently received the award Broadband Telecom Company of the Year – Malaysia Awards. The award was announced at the 2022 Asian Telecom Awards held virtually last month. As reported by the National News Agency Bernama, the award was in […]

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SNP accuses Tories of blocking bid for major rural broadband investment

The SNP has claimed the UK government is refusing to agree to prioritize rural and island communities in Scotland when rolling out a new £5billion superfast broadband scheme. Economy Secretary Kate Forbes feared that current ‘Project Gigabit’ plans would create a new, more entrenched ‘digital divide’ unless Tory ministers changed course. In a letter to […]

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‘Bring It’: Rural Texans Talk Broadband Access During Controller Shutdown in East Texas | News

Texans living in rural areas expressed their desire for reliable internet access on Wednesday during the final leg of the Texas Broadband Listening Tour at the University of Texas at Tyler Soules College of Business. Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar spoke at the event about closing the “digital divide” in the state. This was the eighth […]

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327,174 locals in Wales need help getting Gigabit broadband

The Building Digital UK team has published a new Public Review (PR) consultation for Wales, which reveals that some 327,174 premises may be in need of state support under the aid of the government. £5 billion gigabit project broadband deployment scheme in order to access speeds of 1 Gbps (increasing to 984,806 if ‘In the […]

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New state infrastructure spending aimed at increasing broadband connectivity

As part of the $4.8 billion in additional infrastructure spending recently passed by the state, funding has been allocated to better provide economic opportunity, which includes additional funding for internet infrastructure. There will be a new statewide broadband grant program in Michigan, which has $250.6 million in federal funding allocated to provide competitive broadband infrastructure […]

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Purdue Releases Broadband Survey Results

(Pixabay Photo/Michael Jarmoluk) The Purdue University Center for Regional Development has released results from more than 16,000 surveys of home Internet users in rural Indiana. Purdue says the main purpose of the survey was to collect broadband connectivity data and assess the quality and affordability of home internet access. The results showed that more than […]

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China Airlines chooses Inmarsat inflight broadband for its new A321neo

Taiwanese carrier Chinese airlines recently entered into service its first Airbus A321neo offering passengers InmarsatGX Aviation’s in-flight broadband powered by SITA of the ONAIR Internet solution. The plane conducted its maiden flight between Taoyuan and Hong Kong with passengers taking advantage of high-speed Wi-Fi to seamlessly browse the Internet, stream video and audio, and play […]

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This Lancashire town is to benefit from a £12million fiber broadband upgrade

Netomnia, one of the UK’s fastest growing fiber optic broadband operators, has announced that its full fiber optic multi-gigabit network is being rolled out across the region. Netomnia will provide Fiber to the Premises broadband infrastructure to approximately 42,000 premises, providing access to reliable broadband, helping to sustain and diversify the local economy. The improvement […]

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Spectrum Launches New “High-Speed, Low-Cost” Broadband Service

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) – Charter Communications, Inc. has announced the launch of a new “high-speed, low-cost” broadband service named “Spectrum Internet 100.” A statement said the service provides download speeds of 100 Mbps for $29.99 per month and includes modem, home Wi-Fi and self-installation at no additional cost. According to Charter, it’s available exclusively to […]

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LightSpeed ​​Broadband selects Solutions30 for the second phase of ultra-rapid deployment

SOLUTIONS 30 Solution30, the European leader in solutions for new technologies, announced today LightSpeed ​​Broadband, a fiber optic internet provider based in Lincolnshire, retained the company for a second phase of ultra-rapid deployment. The need to bridge the digital divide is greater than ever in the UK. LightSpeed ​​is on a mission to bring ultra-fast […]

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ISP Andrews and Arnold launch faster FTTP broadband packages

We recently reported that UK ISP Andrews & Arnold (AAISP) has almost completed a major network upgrade (here), which will allow it to launch fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP)-based broadband plans faster (the Openreach platform). The good news is that they are now live, a little earlier than expected. Previously the fastest FTTP broadband package you could get […]

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Mark Vasconi appointed head of Washington State Broadband Office

Focus on digital equity, successful work with rural and underserved communities, positions new director to continue advancing state’s ambitious goal of broadband access for everyone by 2024. OLYMPIA, WA – Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Mark Vasconi as Director of the Washington State Broadband Office within the Commerce Department. Vasconi comes to the role with […]

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Five Region Municipalities Obtain Funding for Broadband Expansion | national news

Projects spanning four municipalities in Indiana County and a fifth in Armstrong County get $273,859 for high-speed mid-mile and last-mile broadband infrastructure as part of $10 million package for 19 projects across the Commonwealth, Governor Tom Wolf and region lawmakers announced on Tuesday. “Installing fiber optic cable in unserved areas of Armstrong and Indiana counties […]

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Broadband ISP TalkTalk UK launches Netgem Powered TV 4K Box

Budget-conscious UK ISP TalkTalk has finally launched its new pay-to-view (IPTV) platform today powered by Netgem and “4K TV box” available to new and existing customers on their fiber broadband plans (FTTC and FTTP). In addition to this, the supplier also claims to be the “first ISP in Europe” to launch TikTok on a TV […]

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Togo welcomes historic Equiano submarine cable

The Togolese Republic, csquared and google today announced a major digital initiative that includes the arrival of “Equiano”, an undersea internet cable linking Portugal to South Africa. As the first landfall in Africa, the submarine cable will have a direct impact on internet connectivity in Togo, causing improved and affordable broadband internet access for millions […]

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Comcast Invests $1 Million to Bring Broadband to Rural Community of Biola, California in Fresno County

DGAP-News: Comcast California15.03.2022 / 23:30 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. Comcast today announced that it has invested $1 million to bring broadband to Biola, California, a rural community in Fresno County. As part of its largest digital equity initiative in California, Comcast will also open three new Lifting areas […]

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TM explains why unifi Lite and Business Broadband registrations are discontinued

By now most of you should have heard the news of Telekom Malaysian Berhad (TM) interruption of unifi Lite (aka Streamyx) and Business Broadband services. Why would the company do this? Good, TM recently released a statement about this then read below. In the newsroom regarding the halt of new registration for unifi Lite and […]

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Battling Buffering: New York makes a broadband push | New York News

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press ALBANY, NY (AP) – Frank Paxhia’s rural home in western New York is close to the high-speed Information Highway. But it has no access ramp. The retiree, who lives in the town of Friendship, is one of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who remain on the wrong side of […]

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Rural broadband is at the center of the agricultural bill

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the need for federal assistance to expand high-speed internet connectivity to all parts of the country, members of a U.S. House subcommittee agreed this week while that they were looking at what provisions might be included in the next farm bill. “I represent a mostly rural district in North Central […]

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InCoax offers cost-effective fiber extension broadband to UK housing associations

STOCKHOLM, March 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Facilitating connected homes quickly and without unnecessary expense is at the heart of InCoax’s market offering. This approach fits very well with HACT’s mission to bring innovative housing ideas to the Social Housing sector. InCoax endorses HACT’s social value approach to connectivity and offers cost-effective broadband solutions for social […]

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Prysmian S p A: supports the development of broadband networks worldwide with an ongoing commitment to product innovation

PRESS RELEASE PRYSMIAN SUPPORTS THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLOBAL BROADBAND NETWORKS WITH CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TO PRODUCT INNOVATION JHE gROUP PRESENTS ITS COMPLETE SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE–PROOF OPTICAL NETWORKS AT OPTIC NOTNETWORK AND VSCOMMUNICATION VSCONFERENCE &EEXHIBITION IN SA DIEGOCALIFORNIA Milan, March 7, 2022 – Prysmian Group, the world leader in the energy and telecommunications cable systems industry, […]

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Editorial: Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Act Worth Support | Editorials

Oklahoma lawmakers are considering a bill that could dramatically improve internet service for large swaths of the state that have long been underserved. House Bill 3363, the Oklahoma Broadband Expansion Act, would use currently available federal funds to extend broadband service to rural areas of Oklahoma. The plan’s goal is to bring broadband to 95% […]

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5G broadband is entering the stratosphere

HAPS maker Stratospheric Systems successfully tested 5G transmitted to earth from 45,000 feet Stratospheric Platforms, British telecommunications technology developer announced this week a successful demonstration of 5G broadband connectivity using an airborne antenna. The company said it maintained a 5G signal for five hours from a “stratospheric 5G mast” operating at 45,000 feet (about 14 […]

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Flint Energies partners with Conexon to bring fiber broadband to 31,000 homes and businesses in central Georgia – Reuters

ATLANTA, Ga. (41NBC/WMGT) — On Tuesday morning, Governor Kemp announced a new partnership to bring fiber broadband to 31,000 underserved businesses and homes in many central Georgia counties. The partnership will affect a total of 9 central Georgia counties, including Crawford, South Houston, Macon, Peach and Taylor counties. Flint Energies and Conexon Connect will join […]

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Government cancels Rs 19,000 Crore rural broadband connectivity bid due to lack of bidders

Government canceled a tender for the provision of rural broadband connectivity due to lack of bidders New Delhi: State-owned Bharat Broadband Nigam Limited (BBNL) has canceled a Rs 19,000 crore tender launched to connect villages in 16 states to a fibre-based broadband broadband network, following the lack participation of eligible bidders. The project was approved […]

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CEDC Urges Response to Broadband Survey | New York State

HUDSON – Columbia Economic Development Corporation officials are encouraging residents to participate in the state’s broadband assessment survey to help produce the most accurate maps possible to highlight gaps in broadband internet service throughput for rural and low-income communities. The New York State Public Service Commission is expected to release a Broadband Assessment Program survey […]

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Florida PSC Receives Update on Rural Broadband Deployment

TALAHASSEE — Reliable access to Internet service has become essential for rural households that receive health care or education services online. Today, the Public Service Commission (PSC) explained how Florida’s broadband providers are rapidly scaling up to connect households that need internet access for school, business and other pursuits. . “Expanding high-speed Internet […]

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Jio and SES set up joint venture for satellite broadband in India

Jio Platforms Limited (JPL), an Indian digital service provider, and SES, a global provider of satellite content connectivity solutions, have announced the formation of a joint venture – Jio Space Technology Limited – to provide scalable broadband services and affordable next generation in India by leveraging satellite technology. JPL and SES will hold 51% and […]

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The village of Powys will be connected as part of a broadband campaign

PLANS to bring superfast broadband to the New Radnor area are moving forward, with interest in the program high. While Powys County Council has announced in recent months that funding has been secured to bring fast broadband to several of the more remote areas of Powys, New Radnor Community Council has taken the decision to […]

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Wyalusing Superintendent talks about the Rural Broadband Authority | Local/Regional

HARRISBURG — Wyalusing Superintendent Dr. Jason Bottiglieri was one of many officials who helped Gov. Tom Wolf celebrate the state’s new rural broadband authority on Wednesday and outline steps being taken at the federal level to bring internet connectivity to the north level. Bottiglieri participated in Wednesday’s press conference as a representative of the Pennsylvania […]

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GigNet and Café Nader Sign Agreement to Provide Broadband and Managed Services to Customers at Multiple Locations of Iconic Cancun Restaurant Chain

CANCÚN, Mexico–(BUSINESS WIRE)–GigNet, a digital infrastructure company with an extensive regional fiber optic broadband network from Costa Mujeres, north of Cancún, via the Tulum Hotel Zone, announced today that it provides services broadband and managed for fast and efficient internet in the six branches of the iconic Café Nader in Cancún, Quintana Roo. “My family […]

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Reliance Jio Platforms Forms Joint Venture to Offer Satellite Broadband Services

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) announced on Monday that Jio Platforms Ltd (JPL) and SES, a global provider of satellite content connectivity solutions, have formed a joint venture (JV) for satellite broadband services. Jio Platforms will own 51% and SES 49% in the JV company, Jio Space Technology Limited. “The joint venture will use multi-orbit space […]

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Broadband and business services boost PTCL revenue by 7%

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) reported revenue growth of 7%, driven by growth in the Broadband and Enterprise & Wholesale business segments. The company announced its annual financial results for the year 2021 at its board meeting on February 10, 2022. Once a fully state-owned company. PTCL was privatized by selling 26% of the […]

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Michael Baker International Selected by Beaver County to Improve Broadband Connectivity

The company will manage and support the Connect Beaver County Broadband program PITTSBURGH, February 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Baker Internationala global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, has been selected by the Beaver County Office of Planning and Redevelopment to support the Connect Beaver County broadband program as part of a $2.735 million […]

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Digital engagement team appointed to help communities improve broadband

Current plans mean that 16,055 premises in Aberdeenshire will be connected to full fiber broadband until the end of 2027 The three-person team – funded by the Aberdeen City Region Deal – are available to provide advice, guidance and support in using various programs to achieve super-fast broadband (30Mbps). The Scottish Government’s Reaching 100% (R100) […]

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Digital Engagement Team Appointed to Help Aberdeenshire Communities Get Better Broadband

A new digital engagement team has been created to help local residents, businesses and communities get better broadband. The three-person team – funded by the Aberdeen City Region Deal – are on hand to provide advice, guidance and support in using various programs to achieve super-fast broadband (30Mbps). The Scottish Government’s Reaching 100% (R100) scheme […]

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FCC urged to improve translation of broadband subsidy information

The FCC is urged to revise/improve its community outreach materials to non-English speaking communities regarding the billions of dollars in broadband grants it distributes under the $14.2 billion Affordable Connectivity Program. The ACP program provides up to $30 per month for broadband service (up to $75 for tribal communities) and up to $100 for a […]

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Predictions for the future of broadband networks

By Mohamed Al-Ghazali, Director of Wireline Sales, MEA, CommScope. The most important trends driving broadband networks over the coming year are a natural extension of the progress and challenges we saw in 2021. In particular, the global response to COVID-19, the dynamic investments in networks and continued innovation in broadband technology are all contributing to […]

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South Africa seeks utility classification for broadband |

By Chris Forrester January 31, 2022 South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is being urged by the government’s Economic Advisory Council to designate fiber broadband provision as a public service to ensure access for the poor and most rural parts of the country. The president is expected to deliver a “state of the nation” address on […]

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FCC announces $1.2 billion fund for rural broadband deployment

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced more than $1.2 billion in funding through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to expand broadband service to 32 states. The FCC calls it “the largest funding round yet” and notes that 23 broadband companies will provide service to more than one million new areas. Additionally, the FCC has also […]

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Eir to accelerate broadband deployment after agreement with InfraVia

Eir is to accelerate the rollout of high-speed internet statewide by an estimated 50,000 additional families and businesses per year after establishing a joint venture partnership for its wholesale fiber broadband network with InfraVia. The investment provided by this joint venture will allow Eir to accelerate the pace of expansion of its fiber optic broadband […]

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City-Fibre launches full fiber broadband in Bracknell

A new award-winning broadband provider will bring full fiber to Bracknell in 2022. Residents of Bracknell will have access to Zen Internet, considered one of the fastest and most reliable broadband services available to any household in the UK. The latest collaboration between CityFibre and Zen aims to transform the city’s digital capabilities. This follows […]

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Koehler’s bill promotes high-speed internet access in rural Illinois

PEORIA — State Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) wants all Illinoisans to have access to reliable high-speed internet. He therefore leads the charge of bringing services to the rural areas of the state. “When it comes to internet access and connectivity, rural communities have been left behind,” Koehler said. “This has created an opportunity gap that […]

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Virgin Media reveals tricks to boost your broadband speeds

Struggling with slow download speeds? Virgin Media published a blog post with some practical tips to help you increase your speed. “If you’re out of the office, you might not have the benefit of calling the IT team when you’re stuck – unless someone you live with doubles up with an ace versatile technology,” the […]

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Comment: What if the county had 100% fiber broadband? | Review by Chaska

Here to serve you – the people of Carver County. I think the best part of Carver County is the people – the 108,000 residents, the county’s 750 employees, business owners, civic leaders, taxpayers, visitors and more. You make it the county it is. I will use this space to talk about the people who […]

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Botswana Telecommunications, Mobile Phones and Broadband Markets, Statistics and Analysis 2021 Report: Botswana Uses Improved Fiber Optic Connectivity to Expand E-Commerce – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Business

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 19, 2022– the “Botswana – Telecom, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analysis” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.comoffer. Botswana uses improved fiber optic connectivity to expand e-commerce Although Botswana has a particularly high mobile penetration rate, the fixed telephony sector remains underdeveloped. This is characteristic of many markets in the region, itself […]

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State’s Broadband Map Shows Technology and Internet Divide on the Hill

ALBANY COUNTY — For the first time, New York State has compiled municipal internet connectivity data and presented it publicly in the form of a card, which confirms in numbers what many already knew by anecdote: rural hilltowns are behind in both the internet and technology, as are parts of the cities of Albany, Cohoes […]

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MP blasts lackluster rollout of superfast broadband in Somerset

A local MP has blasted the lackluster rollout of superfast broadband in Somerset, saying the problem is driving young people and businesses out of the county. David Warburton, MP for Somerton and Frome, is campaigning for better digital connectivity for Somerset, with the county lagging behind many other parts of the UK. Currently, parts of […]

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Italy’s broadband stimulus plan questioned after small islands fail

Italian telecom players have all refused to participate in a project to roll out very high speed broadband in its islands, an outcome that could have a ripple effect. The first ultra-broadband tender under Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan, known locally as PNRR, has been designed to allocate €60.5 million in funding to builders […]

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Husted Announces Ohio State University as Host of Broadband and 5G Industry Partnership – WKTN

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who serves as director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation (OWT), announced Tuesday that the State University of Ohio (OSU) would receive $3 million to design a program for Ohio broadband and 5G. Sector partnership with the aim of developing a skilled workforce in the field […]

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Atlantic Broadband becomes Breezeline

QUINCY, Mass.—Following Atlantic Broadband’s acquisition of two cable systems in Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, the cable operator decided to rebrand itself as “Breezeline”. The new name will more accurately reflect its expanded geographic reach, which now covers 1.6 million homes and businesses, as well as its new service offerings and commitment to customer service, the […]

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Representative Mike Thompson Highlights Federal Investment in Broadband Infrastructure | Local news

Representative Mike Thompson on Wednesday held a press conference with state and local leaders at Camille Creek Community School in Napa to highlight what the broadband portion of the $ 1.2 trillion investment law and jobs in infrastructure, enacted in November last year, will bring California. Support local media coverage and those who report it […]

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BSNL, Jio and Airtel broadband plans for home work in 2022

Since the pandemic hit the world, people have been forced to work from home. This has resulted in a surge in demand for home internet over the past couple of years. Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in India offer several packages that meet the needs of their users who work from home. Some users can go […]

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Virgin Media broadband, phone and TV customers receive important warning

Virgin Media customers have been warned that their broadband, TV and phone bills will increase. The company is set to raise prices by £ 56 a year for millions of customers across the country. Customers will see their bills increase by £ 5 from March 1, BirminghamLive reports. READ MORE: Lancashire is among the “hottest” […]

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1 Gbps broadband plans with OTT benefits from Jio, ACT and Airtel

The growing broadband market in the country has become an undeniable need of the hour since the arrival of the pandemic. Whether users use it for streaming, work from home, or even small businesses, the reliability of seamless Wi-Fi connectivity across multiple devices has increased dramatically. Broadband connections are also very important for offices that […]

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UK broadband customers within weeks of HUGE price hikes

Soaring inflation in the UK threatens to trigger one of the biggest annual price hikes on record for broadband and mobile customers. As it stands, customers with BT Broadband, EE, Plusnet, Vodafone, O2, TalkTalk, Shell Energy, among others, could see their monthly bills increase by around 9% in March or April 2022, which is double […]

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Province and federal government announce rural broadband plan

“Albertans living outside major urban centers have been digitally disadvantaged due to unreliable broadband. “ LAKE – Addressing “digital disadvantages” in rural Alberta communities – including the Lakeland region – where reliable broadband service is a concern, is at the center of a new $ 300 million project. The plan will combine a contribution of […]

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Installation of the Valdosta GA Starlink Internet satellite dish – Updated broadband services

Spacelink Installs now offers Starlink satellite internet facilities to a newly expanded service area, which includes South Georgia and North Florida. Valdosta, United States – December 29, 2021 – The updated service can provide fast internet connectivity through SpaceX’s Starlink network to places that have been left out of reach of satellites in the past. […]

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Beacon Broadband Connects First Customers to New Fiber Network | News

Beacon Broadband, Inc., powered by Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative, has officially connected its first high-speed fiber optic customers to its network. On Thursday, December 9, this festive event marks the first 25 customers of the Beacon Broadband pilot test area who now receive quality high-speed internet service. “Just over a year ago, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative created […]

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New Program Offers ‘Crash Course’ on Broadband Investments to Communities | Granite City News

A new program will help communities determine how they want to spend incoming broadband investments. Communities in Illinois currently have plenty of funds for capital investment and more to come. The Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Planning Program recently announced by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunities (DCEO) aims to help them sort through […]

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Comcast Completes Multi-Million Dollar Broadband Expansion in Las Vegas | Community

“This investment in Las Vegas will bring improved broadband services to thousands of homes and businesses, expanding access to education and stimulating economic development opportunities within the community. Working with industry leaders like Comcast, New Mexico will continue to bridge the digital divide and meet the needs of New Mexicans in communities large and small […]

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Federal government and province announce $ 300 million broadband partnership

Projects will be announced in 2022, but due to global supply chain issues and the industry’s ability to support projects, communities may not go online until 2023 or 2024. Rural municipalities say they are pleased with the announcement of federal funds dedicated to improving Internet access in communities across the province. Internet Connectivity in Rural […]

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DoT will soon finalize broadband spectrum allocation route

Telecom operators like Bharti Airtel, Reliance Jio and Vodafone Idea are looking for auctions while tech players like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, etc. are opposed to them. In an effort to usher in larger reforms, the telecommunications department will soon finalize the methodology for allocating a band of spectrum that has the potential to provide […]

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Midland could receive major support in dam and broadband infrastructure

Local Michigan communities, including Midland County, are learning more about how community government can invest in infrastructure. Additional information comes after Congress passed and designed funding to increase resources for critical infrastructure and local services last month. With newly approved federal resources to help restore infrastructure, including dams and broadband, both of which are initiatives, […]

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Better Internet Access Comes to Pennsylvania with Landmark Broadband Bill Passed

(WETM) – As internet connectivity has become the essential medium of communication for much of the world, especially during the pandemic, many rural areas in Pennsylvania have been left behind. Lack of internet access is one of the most critical issues in the state. Many areas of the state have a landscape that makes connectivity […]

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GOP Meaning. Wants answers on broadband benefits fraud

By Nadia Dreid (December 14, 2021, 6:55 p.m. EST) – Four Republican senators say they are “troubled” by a report by the Federal Communications Commission Inspector General that revealed he discovered fraud among providers of the broadband emergency benefit, which provides low-cost Internet service to low-income households. As the program shifts from a temporary pandemic […]

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Targeting senior housing communities in the broadband access program: LeadingAge – News

(Credit: 10,000 Hours / Getty Images) As the federal government transitions between broadband access programs, a leader in aging services calls for the affordable connectivity program to specifically target seniors in subsidized housing. The Federal Communications Commission recently announced a 60-day transition period to the Affordable Connectivity Program, which modifies and expands the emergency broadband […]

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State’s $ 100 million demands for broadband expansion open

To close the year that Governor Tony Evers predicted would be the “Year of broadband access“, the State Civil Service Commission has opened requests for grants of up to $ 100 million that it wishes to grant in the summer of 2022. Evers started 2021 with her statement during the State of State address, and […]

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Point of View: The Real Broadband Work Begins Now

Now that President Biden has enacted the infrastructure bill, pundits are wondering if this victory will increase its political value. A better question is, “How can Delaware make sure this victory lifts vulnerable families in our state?” “ Biden’s bipartisan bill will keep its promises $ 1.425 billion in Delaware, money that can be used […]

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Airtel, BSNL, Jio, Excitel broadband packages for students

The demand for the internet at home has increased dramatically in recent times, whether for streaming and gaming, working from home, online learning, or small businesses. ISPs (Internet Service Providers) offer a wide variety of broadband packages designed to meet the needs of the targeted user base. Since the start of the pandemic, students across […]

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Full Chorus Fiber Upgrade with Faster Broadband

The largest performance upgrade Chorus has ever made for New Zealand fiber customers is now complete, according to the company. Residential customers subscribed to the wholesaler’s 100 Mbps fiber plan can now access triple the download speed from available retailers while increasing the download speed five-fold from 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps. Chorus says the […]

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FCC Precision Ag Task Force Recommendations Would Expand Broadband Development Requirements

Home ” FCC Precision Ag Task Force Recommendations Would Expand Broadband Development Requirements At the same time as the government is making unprecedented broadband funding available, it is also considering setting more ambitious broadband targets. An ambitious new set of goals came this week from the FCC’s Precision Agriculture Task Force which, among other things, […]

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Will a flood of federal money finally fix broadband in southwest Colorado? – The Durango Herald

Experts say it helps, but local effort and new ideas are needed A utility worker installs a fiber optic cable on a utility pole near Belfair, Washington. (Ted S. Warren / Associated press kit) Broadband access is lagging behind in several communities in southwest Colorado, but increased federal funding could help fill the gaps. Promulgated […]

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New Mexico Lawmakers Examine Lack Of Progress On Broadband Access At Meeting | Legislature | New Mexico Legislative Session

Officials with the New Mexico Department of Information Technology admitted on Monday that the state had not done enough to prepare for a large expansion in broadband access, especially across tribal lands. It is also unclear how the state will finance a project that is expected to cost more than $ 1 billion over several […]

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Funding secured to expand broadband network

Funding of $ 7.6 million has been secured to expand Columbia Basin Trust’s regional fiber optic network between Fruitvale and Nelson and between Kimberley and Wasa. Permits and other pre-construction work on the projects will begin soon, with the support of federal, provincial and regional partners. “Our goal is to help the people of the […]

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Work from home Broadband plans from Airtel, Jio, BSNL, Vodafone Idea

The devastating wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that rocked the world last year has forced the majority of industries and sectors to force their employees to work from the comfort of their homes. People have shifted to the culture of working from home and the demand for unlimited plans has increased dramatically. Various Internet Service […]

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Could Starlink replace fixed broadband for businesses?

Starlink is Elon Musk’s satellite internet project powered by his hugely successful SpaceX company. It is a series of satellites, or “satellite constellation” in SpaceX’s terms, that will provide global Internet coverage when completed. Which raises questions. Will Starlink replace fixed broadband for businesses? What is Starlink? Starlink has one laudable goal: to provide Internet […]

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Governor Ducey invests $ 100 million to expand broadband

Presented by Beltone – A leader in audience health care. Governor Ducey announced a $ 100 million commitment to expand broadband to unserved or underserved areas of the state, making it one of the largest broadband investments in the history of the ‘State. The program, known as the Arizona Broadband Development Grant Program, will enable […]

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Broadband must be faster for government funding: EU proposal

By Bryan Koenig (Nov 19, 2021, 9:56 p.m. EST) – The European Union on Friday invited public comment on proposed new guidelines for member countries’ use of public funding for broadband projects, in especially those that will allow faster minimum speeds, support the deployment of the mobile network and provide assistance to consumers. First teased […]

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Packages, prices, advantages, etc. Airtel Xstream broadband

Characteristics oi-Abhinaya Prabhu | Posted: Thursday November 18th, 2021 02:29 PM [IST] Since working from home is the new normal in many parts of the world, there is a huge demand for reliable high-speed Wi-Fi connections. Broadband internet service providers including Reliance Jio, Excitel, BSNL Bharat Fiber, Spectra and Airtel Broadband have come up with […]

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Santa Barbara City Council Tackles Broadband and State Street Master Plan | Local News

Santa Barbara City Council on Tuesday plans to spend $ 60,460 to work on stronger broadband Internet services. If the board approves the spending, which will be taken from American Rescue Act funds, it will join Santa Barbara County and other local agencies to work on a strategic plan. “As a region, our communities lack […]

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USB Study: Broadband Access Can Improve Sustainability

https://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/broadband-sustainability-wrap.mp3 A new study from the United Soybean Board shows that broadband Internet access in rural America can improve the sustainability of agriculture. Farmers use the data to inform their operating decisions, including how to make their operation more sustainable, but without a reliable and fast broadband connection, this data is not easily accessible. USB […]

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What Experts Say $ 100 Million in Broadband Funding Will Do for Minnesota

The package should mean more broadband, with a wider reach. “It’s like the WPA, the Works Progress Administration, in 1935,” says Christopher Gibbs, president of Rural Voices, a non-profit organization that connects farmers and community members. “We could even assimilate it to rural electrification. It’s a big problem. As part of the plan, Minnesota will […]

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KH Broadband Digest: November 5, 2021

BROADBAND Yavapai County, AZ Plans $ 50 Million Broadband Initiative Using ARPA Funds Etc, RFP Coming Up :: Red Rock News “Broadband at the polls” :: Institute for Local Self-Government Colorado: Windsor, Milliken vote to withdraw from state law limiting municipal broadband, unofficial results show 80% support for measures :: Loveland Reporter-Herald :: Greeley Tribune […]

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Saudi Arabian Telecom Operator, Specialized by STC, Launches Motorola Solutions Broadband Push-to-Talk Solution

Specialized by STC (https://bit.ly/3bFyZgv), the leading telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia, selected Motorola Solutions (https://bit.ly/3q6sr2U) to deliver next-generation critical push-to-talk (PTT) (https://bit.ly/3EGSZMk) to provide our customers with instant communication and collaboration capabilities to increase efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction. Motorola Solutions will deliver a mission-critical 3GPP compliant, scalable, highly resilient and network-integrated solution that provides […]

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There are several broadband technologies, each with advantages and disadvantages. Which one is right for you?

If there was a time when we liked our Internet service providers, it has been fine for about 18 months. The advent of the Covid-19 pandemic has made many of us home workers, home students and everything in between. Broadband has become the facilitator of our social lives and our family catch-ups, with virtual cocktails […]

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High-speed mapping: the key to universal connectivity

The rapid adoption of digital tools during the COVID 19 pandemic has shown the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to improve daily lives – and how the glaring or glaring lack of digital infrastructure can deprive entire communities of essential services. Broadband mapping – by which regulators assess the availability and quality of […]

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Sceye demonstrates broadband from the stratosphere

ROSWELL, New Mexico – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Sceye, a materials science company and manufacturer of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), today announced that it has successfully connected a 4G antenna with 3D beamforming from the stratosphere . Sceye’s unmanned stratospheric platform was launched at 8:55 a.m. MTD from its facility in New Mexico and landed […]

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Kentucky Advances In Broadband Access | State News

FRANKFURT – State efforts to improve broadband internet service appear to have paid off, as Kentucky is one of the top states for an increase in internet speed since the start of the COVID pandemic- 19, according to a website that monitors the telecommunications landscape. WhistleOut reported that Internet download speeds in Kentucky increased 71%, […]

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City of Harlingen seeks to provide broadband to residents

HARLINGEN, Texas (ValleyCentral) – The city of Harlingen is working to bridge the digital divide that affects residents. TEA Provides Funding For After School Program To Help Students Make Up For Learning Loss From COVID-19 On October 20, city commissioners approved a contract that will launch a feasibility study that will provide broadband access to […]

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Hall County Broadband Committee Releases Information from Study with Connected Nation Texas | KAMR

MEMPHIS, Texas (KAMR / KCIT) – Officials from the Hall County Broadband Committee have released information from its study with Connected Nation Texas, recommending various findings to improve broadband access and speeds across the county. It comes after the City of Amarillo City Council approved a broadband initiative for Potter and Randall counties. According to […]