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Clay County officials work with nonprofit to improve broadband availability

CLAY COUNTY (KFDX / KJTL) – Clay County is launching an initiative to bring more high-speed internet to the county. Broadband fiber lines were being built, but a lack of fiber interrupted this process. While waiting for this process, county officials say it will give them a better understanding of where the internet is needed […]

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Pronatel takes over a broadband project in the Tumbes region of Peru

Peru’s National Telecommunications Program (Pronatel), managed by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), has completed the preparation of a basic engineering study to restart the broadband installation project in the region. by Tumbes. The project will involve an investment of 80.2 million soles ($ 19.4 million) for the deployment of 303 km of optical […]

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Google sends broadband across the Congo River via light beams

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, sent broadband across the Congo River to Africa via airborne beams of light, in its latest attempt to provide high-speed internet access to underserved communities. As part of an initiative called Project Taara, Alphabet transmits data between the cities of Brazzaville (in the Republic of the Congo) and Kinshasa (in the […]

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Legal challenge slows broadband plans in rural Virginia | Crime and courts

An employee of the Rappahannock electrical cooperative threads a fiber optic cable. REC is being sued by the owners of a farm in Culpeper County, John and Cynthia Grano, who claim their property rights have been violated. WITH THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE RAPPAHANNOCK ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE NED OLIVER The Virginia Mercury RICHMOND – Supporters are calling […]

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Cuellar announces nearly $ 10 million for broadband connectivity to Zapata

Representative Henry Cuellar (TX-28) on Friday announced $ 10 million in federal funding for broadband connectivity in Zapata County. The funding will support broadband access to more than 5,000 households, 20 farms, 15 businesses, 15 educational institutions and 10 community centers. “Broadband broadband is essential to the growth and prosperity of a community, but many […]

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The Council sets $ 4 million for the hiring of advisers; company to develop a broadband plan

The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday approved the state Department of Commerce’s request to use up to $ 4 million in federal bailout funds to hire a consultant to develop a master plan for the implementation of broadband, after several lawmakers raised questions about the selection and duties of the consultant. The Ministry of Commerce, […]

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The broadband bill is crucial to bridge the digital divide | Letters to the Editor

An open letter to Governor Gavin Newsom: As you know, the pandemic has made it clear that reliable high-speed broadband is essential to ensure the connectivity necessary to create equitable educational and economic opportunities, as well as to reducing the digital divide. . Californians increasingly rely on wireless broadband for distance learning, telehealth, public safety, […]

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Transformational Moment for Broadband in Washtenaw County

Washtenaw County plans to use nearly $ 15 million of US bailout funds to fill gaps and bring digital infrastructure to every household in the county. On September 16, the Washtenaw County Broadband Task Force released a press release on the good news. “At their meeting last night, the Washtenaw County Council of Commissioners approved […]

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CERB invests over $ 10 million in rural broadband projects

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) yesterday approved $ 8,272,040 million in grants and $ 1,975,000 in low-interest loans for planning, economic development projects and building rural broadband infrastructure. Five rural broadband projects have been approved for nearly $ 8 million in funding from CERB’s coronavirus investment projects fund, enabling approximately 3,362 broadband […]

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Alphabet’s high throughput laser shows 99.9% uptime in first 20 days

Alphabet X’s subsidiary, Moonshot Factory, says its laser broadband service delivered nearly 700TB of data in its first 20 days of operation, with 99.9% uptime. Called Project Taara, the network is powered by wireless optical communications (WOC) links which are based between Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo and Kinasha in the Democratic Republic of […]

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Forget Loon’s balloon burst, we just shot 700TB of high-speed laser between two cities, says Google • The Register

Engineers at Google’s Moonshot X tech lab said they used lasers to broadcast 700TB of internet traffic between two cities separated by the Congo River. The capital cities of the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Brazzaville and Kinshasa, respectively, are only 4.8 km (about three miles) apart. Residents of Kinshasa, […]

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Advancing Californian broadband on the front line

(Photo: Shutterstock) During the summer of 2021, California saw encouraging steps to end the digital crisis, including landmark legislation signed by Governor Newsom in July to invest $ 6 billion in broadband infrastructure and a new federal funding in preparation. At the same time, communities and local organizations have been working on the front lines, […]

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OneWeb launches new device for terrestrial broadband service

The startup plans to integrate the flat-screen antenna with a OneWeb satellite modem into a sealed outdoor unit for distribution later this year. OneWeb has launched a new user terminal designed to provide high-speed Internet connectivity to businesses, governments and remote communities. OW1 was developed in partnership with South Korean antenna manufacturer Intellian Technologies and […]

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County invests $ 1 million in broadband expansion | Local News

CUMBERLAND – The Allegany County Council of Commissioners has invested $ 1 million to bring wireless internet service to multiple areas with little to no connectivity. The investment includes the installation of equipment at six sites in addition to four new towers across the county. Additional coverage has been added to Cash Valley, Ellerslie, Flintstone, […]

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Faster broadband for rural households in Test Valley

THOUSANDS of homes across Hampshire will now have access to super-fast broadband speeds. Virgin Media O2 has added thousands of homes in Romsey and Andover to its gigabit network, including rural villages that now have access to broadband speeds 20 times faster than the regional average. Virgin Media’s Gig1 broadband service, with average download speeds […]

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Federal and provincial governments announce $ 318 million to expand broadband in northern Ontario

The federal and provincial governments are jointly committing $ 318 million to bring broadband infrastructure to all regions of Northern Ontario. In a joint Aug. 6 announcement, governments said the funds would help provide high-speed internet to more than 50,000 rural households in the region. It is part of a federal-provincial partnership, announced on July […]

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Broadband Communities Magazine Names Zyxel Communications to FTTH Top 100 List

Anaheim, CA- (Business thread) -Zyxel Communications A leading provider of secure broadband networks, Internet access and connected home products, today ranked in the Top 100 of Broadband FTTH community magazine for 6 consecutive years. Zyxel recognizes the organizations behind the root causes of fiber-based broadband and draws attention to its comprehensive portfolio of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) […]

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Four fellows placed in Illinois to improve digital literacy and broadband access

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) – Lead for America (LFA) and Heartland Forward have announced the placement of four members of the American Connection Corps (ACC) in Illinois. These fellows will work to increase broadband access and digital literacy and contribute to critical community development initiatives in the Chicagoland area, Metro East, Quad Cities and Greater Peoria. […]

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Vodafone UK Pro Broadband Gets Super WiFi With Built-In Alexa

The mobile operator and ISP Vodafone has now enriched its existing range of residential fixed lines “Professional broadband”(FTTC / FTTP) by integrating Amazon’s Alexa AI personal voice assistant in their pack“Super Wi-Fi Plus”(Mesh network), which has also been upgraded to support Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax). Just to recap. “from Vodafone”Pro“, which come at an additional cost […]