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Federal Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program funding will help Norcross, Georgia-based fiber-optic cable maker OFS add 100 jobs. The company’s expansion is expected to make statewide broadband access more available.
The UMass Lowell Innovation Hub Haverhill created the Digital Equity Challenge pitch contest to find community-based solutions that make it easier for people to access digital resources and opportunities.
With the federal government poised to slash subsidies for Internet service, L.A. County has started work on a wireless broadband network that will deliver high-speed connections for as little as $25 a month.
A challenge process open until May 18 enables local governments, tribal nations and other groups to work with the state on charting where high-speed Internet is available. The process will ultimately free up millions in federal funding.
Officials have earmarked or allocated $3 billion in funding to build 2,664 miles of network infrastructure, and nearly 4,000 miles has been leased or purchased. This puts aspects of the project more than a year ahead of targets.
County leaders and officials at Internet service provider ToledoTel celebrated the first high-speed Internet connection Friday in a project that will bring broadband to more than 2,300 homes and businesses around the city of Winlock.
The owner of Clearfiber Inc., an Internet service provider in Monongalia County, was charged with money laundering after allegedly defrauding a United States Department of Agriculture grant program.
The Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media and Broadband heard from experts on what ending or lapsing the federal Affordable Connectivity Program would mean to millions who rely on it for Internet access.
A pact with Visionary Broadband will connect city and government buildings, emergency dispatch and schools, as well as businesses and homes. The move should improve communication and drive competition in broadband.
Public-private endeavors involving the city and Bexar County aim to help roughly 35,000 homes get connected. Two pacts with Internet providers would extend infrastructure before Affordable Connectivity Program funding ends.
The Omni Fiber deployment is part of its planned expansion across Mercer County. Work began this month and service is expected to launch in phases beginning in August. The project will not require state, federal or local funding.
The federal government has signed off on the state’s initial plan for using $416.6 million in grant money to improve high-speed Internet access. Nevada joins Kansas and West Virginia in being among the first states to secure funding.
Net neutrality has now been a partisan football for more than two decades, dating back almost exactly to when high-speed broadband connections began to supplant dial-up modems.
Plus, $204 million is made available for Internet expansion in Pennsylvania, New York’s ConnectALL launches its County Partnerships program, and more.
Few public policy issues will affect the future of our country the way telecommunications infrastructure will, specifically considering the current regulatory path for 5G and wireless spectrum.