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Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law
Gov. Phil Scott signed a law enabling the state to fund homegrown broadband providers to bring high-speed internet service to areas ignored by the private sector and federal government.
FCC will make broadband maps 'more granular and more accurate'
Chairman Ajit Pai said the FCC will issue an order in August that instates new requirements for data collection and that it will consider new data sources.
FCC authorizes $166.8 million for rural broadband
The latest wave of funding under the commission's $1.49 billion Connect America Fund auction is expected to reach 60,850 underserved homes and businesses.
Report: Municipal broadband environment has gotten 'significantly worse'
The number of municipally run networks has risen, but state lawmakers are also throwing up more roadblocks, according to a new report from BroadbandNow.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee dedicates $35 million to rural broadband
The investment is the latest in a string of large budget allocations from governors in recent months.
Senate bill would create rural broadband office at FCC
The new office would act as a clearinghouse for information on programs dedicated to expanding high-speed internet access in underserved areas.
Broadband expert says USDA shutdown is hurting rural internet expansion
The government's partial shutdown may affect communities seeking grants, though experts say more technical help is available today than ever before.
Oregon opens broadband office to connect rural residents
An executive order creates a statewide coordinating office to be staffed by four or five employees charged with ensuring everyone is online.
Microsoft expands rural broadband initiative to 25 states
Its Airband initiative is slated to provide high-speed internet to three million people by 2022.