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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...

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 ...

State small cell bill meets opposition

Maryland’s HB 654 has been critiqued by opponents that say it “would supersede local ordinances and regulations, limiting local government authority over the installation of small cell equipment and poles in the public ROWs.” From an industry standpoint, Crown Ca...

House OKs public-private partnerships for roads, broadband projects

The House of Representatives approved House Bill 286 on Friday by a vote of 64-0. Sponsored by five lawmakers from both political parties, this bill would allow any government agency in the state to enter into a long-term agreement with a private entity to finance and build road a...

San Diego, USMC Partner on Regional Smart City Initiatives

The city of San Diego and the U.S. Marine Corps have entered into an agreement to collaborate on various smart city initiatives, including programs involving renewable energy, drones and smart streetlights, according to the Mayor's Office. The city and the Corps will soon begin fo...

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