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Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?
Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.
States, local governments ask for 'large-scale' rural internet funding
A letter asking Congress for new broadband support comes after the FCC announced plans to offer billions in incentives to companies that free up wireless spectrum for rural access.
Majority of counties have slower wireless than FCC claims, study shows
The latest internet-speed study from the National Association of Counties presents additional evidence that the FCC's provider-supplied data is unreliable.
In states, concerns with fairness of FCC's rural broadband fund
With a majority the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to be dispersed using unreliable maps, state broadband officials are unsure they'll get their "fair share" of the $20 billion.
Research shows twice as many people lack broadband access as FCC claims
A new report suggests 42 million people in the United States don't have high-speed internet service, double the FCC's own estimate of 21.3 million.
FCC approves $20.4 billion rural broadband expansion fund
The FCC's newly designed two-phase funding process to connect millions of Americans to high-speed internet will advance, as expected.
California, Texas slated to benefit most from new FCC broadband fund
An internal analysis of the FCC's new $20.4 billion rural broadband initiative breaks down how many homes and businesses in each state can expect to be connected to high-speed internet.
FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund
Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.
Electric utilities have a role to play in Vermont's broadband expansion
A state government report suggests electric utilities and ISPs could partner up to bring high-speed internet service to the least-connected parts of Vermont.