For remote tribes, free airwaves licenses mean chance to connect by Jon Reid, Bloomberg Law
The effort is aimed at bringing internet connections to rural tribal lands—among the least connected parts of the country. Only 45% of people on those lands have access to fixed internet and LTE download speeds capable of streaming high-definition video, according to the latest FCC data. That leaves more than a million people without access to modern broadband internet service.
A second broadband grant application for Chalk Creek Canyon by Jan Wondra, Ark Valley Voice
Shore lawmakers to fight for high-speed Internet by Candice Spector, The Star Democrat
Port aims to provide better Internet in rural cities by Anthony Kuipers, Daily News
Bills seek to expand rural broadband Internet access by Scott McClallen, Iosco County News
The bill would require an electric co-op to provide its pole access to certain service providers and a resolution path, as well as uniform pole attachments for other entities that enter into infrastructure agreement with rural electric co-ops.
Independence explores Internet option by Mike Genet, The Examiner
Community leaders participate in first Northeastern NETWORK rural roundtable by Danielle Zito, TAPinto
New York Congress members push FCC for broadband funding by Massarah Mikati, NNY360
New rural broadband deployment model: MCNC partners with Facebook on North Carolina build by Joan Engebretson, Telecompetitor
Broadband access roundtable held in Marietta by Michelle Newbanks, Herald-Star
FCC urged to collect broadband pricing information by Wendy Davis, MediaPost
Improving broadband a priority by Walt Frank, Altoona Mirror
Digital equity and broadband adoption, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society
The digital divide affects every region of our country, although communities of color and low-income Americans are far more likely not to have broadband. A recent study by the Pew Research Center showed 79% of white U.S. adults have home broadband, while the same is true of only 66% of black adults and 61% of Hispanics. The study showed that 92% of Americans making $75,000 or more annually have home broadband, while only 56% making less than $30,000 do.
Second round of ReConnect program to begin, CBS19 News