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by | Aug 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Members of both parties agree that assuring high-speed internet access by expanding broadband networks in “underserved” communities is a laudable goal that will bridge the digital divide. Internet access has become a requisite for participating in the…

by | Apr 20, 2020

Even before all this COVID-19 stuff, you couldn’t fail to notice a fast-developing genre of television series that might be described as “Ditch the Rat Race.” They showcase people who have left modern life behind, given up the commute and…

by | Feb 5, 2019

The cable industry is attempting to end a shakedown by local franchising authorities trying to put onerous fees on them, which threatens to not only raise prices for consumers, but also stymie rural broadband development. Although the Cable Act of…

by | Nov 26, 2018

As leaders in Congress hammer down the details of the Farm Bill, they should use the Senate’s plan for rural broadband deployment that provides better safeguards against taxpayer waste. Farm Futures reports that negotiators in the House and Senate hope…

by | Feb 16, 2018

A recent study from a Harvard University group claims that government-owned broadband networks offer lower prices than the networks of private providers, but the argument quickly falls apart when you drill down into the data. The report from the Berkman…

by | Jun 7, 2017

The first comprehensive study on the financial viability of government-owned broadband networks in the U.S. found that just two of the 20 networks examined are expected to generate enough revenue during the life of the networks to recoup the money…

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