FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

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The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make available $67 million more per year than original…

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AT&T is rapidly expanding its rural wireless internet service

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AT&T wasn’t kidding when it said it would expand its rural wireless internet service in short order. The carrier has launched its fixed-in-place cellular access in eight more southeastern states, providing broadband to over 70,000 locations that…

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FCC approves $170 million for New York broadband rollout

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The FCC’s first action under new Chairman Ajit Pai will direct up to $170 million in federal funding to help ease the digital divide in New York State. The commission voted Thursday to approve the funds as part of the Connect America program, which i…

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