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Johnny Kampis is a content editor at Watchdog.org, and is helping to start the organization’s Alabama Watchdog bureau in his home state. Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times, Time.com, FoxNews.com and Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Virginia Beach plans municipal broadband network expansion

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  News, Technology, Virginia  /  No Comments

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“Certainly, when you’re competing against the government that has an unknown amount of money with borrowing and taxing power it’s concerning for companies,” he told Watchdog.org

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Report: Virtual schools ‘lag significantly’

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, National, News  /  No Comments

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Gulosino and Miron say in their report that policymakers should stop, or at least slow, the growth of virtual and blended schools and their enrollment sizes until educators have a better handle on why students at these types of school perform poorly.

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Puppet masters: Feds approve Time Warner-Charter merger — with strings attached

By   /  April 26, 2016  /  National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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“The FCC has held yet another merger hostage so it could extort the companies into ‘voluntarily’ agreeing to do things the FCC couldn’t legally require by regulation,” he said.

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Study: Taxes are costliest part of providing telecom services

By   /  April 25, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Some broadband experts see wireless broadband as a solid solution for some rural areas in which running fiber-optic cable is cost prohibitive. The Tax Foundation said the current tax rates could be an impediment to wireless broadband growth.

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Public-private broadband program for low-income families expands

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Several broadband providers are working with the federal government on the initiative, but Cox will be the first to extend the discount to its entire coverage area.

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Bill encouraging government broadband expansion won’t pass in 2016

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“That bill is not going to pass this legislative session. It was unable to get out of Senate committee.”

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