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Microsoft expands rural broadband initiative to 25 states
Its Airband initiative is slated to provide high-speed internet to three million people by 2022.
Colorado's rural broadband push may foreshadow a national trend
With three new laws on the books and more cities and counties opting out of a restrictive state law with each election cycle, Colorado's renewed interest in broadband is also paralleled on a national scale.
'Netflix tax' proposed to subsidize rural broadband in Georgia
A lawmaker's plan to restructure the state's broadband franchising and tax rules includes a new digital media tax for consumers.
Closing the rural internet divide, Colorado doubles school broadband bandwidth
New partnerships and grant funding are improving connectivity for schools in the state, particularly in remote areas.
New funding could bring broadband to rural West Virginia
Counties in one of the most poorly connected states in the country are now applying for a new round of research and infrastructure grants.
Broadband cooperatives could be the overlooked solution to rural America's internet woes
As the FCC eases restrictions on big carriers upgrading outdated infrastructure, a new report makes a case for community-led broadband.
TV white space is the solution to rural broadband, says Microsoft president
As Congress rallies for new policy and funding to meet the more than 22 million rural Americans lacking broadband access, Microsoft's president outlines one potential tech-based solution.
Rural broadband progress slow, data outdated, says technology subcommittee
Industry representatives and lawmakers at a recent congressional hearing searched for answers for many of the nation's broadband policy woes, with some frustrated by a lack of tangible progress.
Colorado lawmakers advance bill for rural broadband, but would it build networks?
Counties may soon gain a new way to finance fiber infrastructure for rural improvement districts, but the measure may not be enticing enough for providers to build.