• Broadband internet May 9, 2022 5:23 pm

    Low-Income Homes Eligible for Discounted Internet Under New Program

    President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy. “High speed internet is not a luxury any longer. It’s a necessity,” Biden said at a sun-drenched rose garden…

  • Donald Trump April 12, 2019 6:30 pm

    FCC to Hold Big 5G Auction, Spend $20B for Rural Internet

    The U.S. government will hold a massive auction later this year to bolster 5G service, the next generation of mobile networks. President Donald Trump showcased the announcement Friday, declaring that the race to stand up these faster, more powerful networks is a competition “America must win.” “We cannot allow any other country to outcompete the United States in this powerful...

  • Donald Trump January 8, 2018 9:36 pm

    Trump Takes Victory Lap on Taxes With Rural Americans

    Connecting with rural Americans, President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his tax overhaul as a victory for family farmers and pitched his vision to expand access to broadband internet, a cornerstone of economic development in the nation’s heartland. “Those towers are going to go up and you’re going to have great, great broadband,” Trump told the annual convention of the...

  • Chicago June 11, 2018 6:58 pm

    GRAPHIC: Where Net Neutrality's End Could Be Felt the Most

    The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to end net neutrality rules, which that have prevented internet service providers from playing favorites with websites. The change won’t affect everyone in the United States the same way, according to data compiled by mapping firm Esri. By and large, cities are more likely to be impacted by changes than rural areas, according to...

  • Donald Trump August 23, 2017 8:09 am

    Warming Arctic Spurs Battles for Riches, Shipping Routes

    As climate change pushes the ice a little farther north each year, it is spurring talk of a gold rush in the remote Arctic for abundant natural resources, prized shipping routes and business opportunities in tourism and fishing. The Arctic, including the fabled Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and the Pacific, is among the last regions on earth to remain...

  • Donald Trump July 11, 2017 5:37 pm

    Microsoft Eyes Buffer Zone in TV Airwaves for Rural Internet

    Microsoft wants to extend broadband services to rural America by turning to a wireless technology that uses the buffer zones separating individual television channels in the airwaves. Microsoft plans to partner with rural telecommunications providers in 12 states stretching from Washington to Maine to get about 2 million rural Americans connected to high-speed internet over the next five years. It’s...

  • United States April 6, 2017 12:58 pm

    Cable Giant Comcast Announces Cellular Plans on Verizon Network

    The cable giant Comcast will start selling cellphone plans called Xfinity Mobile in the coming months, using a network it’s leasing from Verizon. Many subscribers will save money, especially if they don’t use a lot of data. The catch: Only Comcast internet customers can sign up. Comcast, which has nearly 25 million high-speed internet customers, said its wireless service is...

  • United States July 15, 2016 9:36 am

    Regulators Pave Way for Speedy Next-Generation 5G Networks

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to open nearly 11 gigahertz of high-frequency spectrum for the roll out of “5G” mobile, flexible and fixed-use broadband wireless applications and networks. The move by U.S. regulators makes the United States the first country to set aside an ample amount of airwaves for lightening-fast fifth generation wireless technology. New 5G...

  • Florida March 24, 2016 9:48 pm

    New Comcast Program Provides Internet for Miami-Dade Public Housing Residents

    Comcast is launching a pilot program with the Department of Housing and Urban Development that will provide high-speed Internet for public housing residents in South Florida.

  • Asher Klein March 11, 2016 9:03 pm

    Obama Addresses South by Southwest Technology Festival

    President Barack Obama spoke at the South by Southwest Interactive tech festival Friday to encourage civic engagement and the use of technology to solve problems, like helping needy families get diapers for their children. Obama’s appearance at the festival in Austin, Texas, is the first by a sitting U.S. president. “With all the talent that’s out there, our government’s not...

  • Texas November 30, 2015 7:15 pm

    North Florida Rural Counties Struggle with Internet Service

    Several North Florida rural counties are struggling with high-speed Internet service.

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