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Last week, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications discussed ways to spur more broadband investment in rural America, which lags behind urban areas in access. U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the chair of that subcommittee, sparred with U.S….

Although the revamped Farm Bill now being discussed in Congress includes more taxpayer dollars for rural broadband, the Senate version of the legislation is attempting to establish better safeguards to ensure the money is spent more wisely. Both the House…

Without a high-speed connection to the Internet, you might as well be teleported back to 1995 — and dial-up Internet. Which is what the Federal Communications Commission appears determined to do to about 23 million rural Americans via a bureaucratic rule…

White space is your friend, as page designers all know. Now, it could be the friend of rural internet users as well. Chairman Ajit Pai said at a House Communications Subcommittee meeting the FCC “will be aggressive about freeing up…

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