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Trump’s 5G plan is more than a gift to his base

Kevin Werbach, a professor at the Wharton School and a former telecommunications policy advisor to the Clinton and Obama administrations, published an op-ed in The New York Times discussing the potential value of a 5G plan operating on a wholesale basis, in which carriers and othe...

Blunt working for expansion of broadband service in rural Mo.

In Missouri, U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt “spoke of his goal to increase broadband service to rural Missouri…” Sen. Blunt said that 51 percent of rural Missouri does not have broadband service, compared to 35 percent of rural areas nationwide. In his remarks, Sen. Blunt ...

Broadband access 'local economic development issue'

Scott Rudd, director of broadband opportunities in Indianapolis, said the “lack of high speed internet access in some areas of the state has created a sense of urgency.” In an interview, Rudd talked about the need for the state’s largest single investment in broa...

Rural America will fall further behind without all-fiber broadband infrastructure investment

Lisa R. Youngers, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, published an op-ed in The Hill emphasizing that all Americans “deserve access to ultra-fast broadband service that only all-fiber networks can provide. Expanding all-fiber networks, especially to rural A...

What 5G can do for DC

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association, published an op-ed in The Washington Examiner detailing the economic growth, faster speeds and enhanced user experience that 5G will bring residents in Washington, D.C. He highlighted that in order for 5G to b...

SC continues to invest in telehealth, but internet connections lag

South Carolina is expanding access to telemedicine which is seen as a solution to deteriorating health care services in rural parts of the state. Still though, some 537,000 people in South Carolina don’t have an adequate internet connection at home—about 11 percent of ...

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