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San Jose launches new fund to bring internet to thousands of off-line homes

On Tuesday, the city of San Jose created the San Jose Digital Inclusion Fund — the largest of its kind in the country. The aim of this fund is to bring broadband access to some 50,000 households over the next decade and teach residents who may be new to the web the digital s...

West Virginia selected for collaboration to update broadband map

On Tuesday, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced that it is collaborating with eight states to broaden and update the national broadband availability map. The states include West Virginia, California, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nort...

Legislature looks at ways to increase rural broadband service

Legislators are considering a surcharge on wireless calls to raise $10 million a year that utilities could use for internet projects in rural Oregon. The average cell phone user could see an increase of $4 to $8 a year. The surcharge would apply only to calls within the state and ...

Montego Bay neighbors oppose nine cell towers in their OC community

Neighbors in the Montego Bay community expressed their opposition for nine cell towers to be installed by Crown Castle. Holly Donovan, who spoke on behalf of the community, says dozens of other neighbors feel the same way and are concerned about the potential impacts of the cell t...

Bill aimed at spreading 5G wireless technology moving in General Assembly

The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee approved House Bill 184, whicih "would make it easier to deploy small-cell wireless technology along public rights of way in Georgia." Bob Davis, a lobbyist for Verizon Corp., told committee members before the vote that "in area...

With FCC order, Syracuse loses potential revenue stream from small cell tech

Due to the cap placed in the FCC order, Syracuse, NY, is losing extra income that would have come from charging annual fees for telecom companies to install small cells. While Christine Elliott, Syracuse’s director of administration, is disappointed about that, she highlight...

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