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July 12th: Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality

The FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, the Internet will … Continue reading

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FCC Releases Digital Inclusion Plan: “Strategies and Recommendations for Promoting Digital Inclusion”

With this plan, several of the following goals laid out in the 2016 Lifeline Modernization Order are or can be realized. First, this plan marks another step in the Commission’s efforts to better understand non-price barriers to digital inclusion and … Continue reading

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How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

ZENA, Okla. — From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly cattle pastures. Electricity came late here … Continue reading

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Historic Vote Will Connect More Low-Income Families to Internet

Now low-income students and families across the country will now have greater opportunities to benefit from broadband access at school and at home! Earlier this month, the Alliance for Excellent Education filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) … Continue reading

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Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s BroadbandUSA initiative released a guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. NTIA intends this guide to answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, … Continue reading

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Measuring America’s Broadband Wants You!

Together, the FCC and SamKnows aim to provide America with reliable and accurate statistics of broadband performance. Volunteers will receive a purpose-built broadband measurement unit which can be plugged into the existing modem/router. This is called the SamKnows Whitebox. If … Continue reading

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FCC Program Will Expand Broadband Access Across New Hampshire

Over 13,000 residents and businesses across New Hampshire will get broadband service for the first time as part of an FCC program to expand access across the country. The FCC, through its Connect America Fund, is giving more than $4 … Continue reading

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