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USDA rural broadband investment tops $200 million in 2018

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced plans "for a pilot program to bring broadband internet to all of rural America." The plan "will provide $600 million in grants and loans to internet service providers to bring connection to parts of the country that are too remote, u...

Keep Irving Beautiful Celebrates 2018 Accomplishments - Nonprofit Continues to Serve Irving for 26 Years

In a press release from Irving, TX, the city highlighted the Keep Irving Beautiful service projects, which celebrated its 26th year in 2018. The press release highlighted beautification projects including "revitalized parks, recreation centers and Irving Fire Department facilities...

Court rules in favor of FCC 5G regulatory rollbacks

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit "turned down a motion to stay the FCC’s revised rules related to the rollout of small-cell 5G technologies." The ruling allows a Federal Communications Commission order — one that takes away decision-making from local gov...

Gov. Little pushes broadband improvements to rural communities in State of State address

In his State of the State address, Idaho’s Governor Brad Little "pushed his goals to increase economic growth throughout the state by implementing high-speed broadband connection in rural and tribal communities." In his speech, Gov. Little said, "we must actively work to imp...

America desperately needs fiber internet, and the tech giants won’t save us

In a conversation on fiber with Recode’s Peter Kafka and Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford, Crawford "explained why nationwide access to high-speed fiber internet — already standard in parts of Asia and Europe — is important for everything from the futu...

CES 2019: Las Vegas and Los Angeles see 5G as a game changer for smart cities

Speaking at a roundtable, AT&T VP of IoT and GM of Smart Cities Mike Zeto said "smart cities deployments are already moving from the original focus on getting infrastructure deployed to now concentrating on more citizen-focused applications." Zeto focused on how 5G is needed f...

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