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Congressional effort to push local government broadband likely to fail, expert says

By   /  September 26, 2016  /  National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

ESHOO: Her act would supersede state laws limiting local government-backed broadband.

“With Republicans controlling the House and the committee it’s unlikely to get out of committee,” he said.

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Colorado’s largest charter school pushing creativity in new facility

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“We want to make sure the first question [teachers] ask and the last question they ask is what’s best for the students,” Cochran said.

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State senators urge officials to work with ISPs to expand Alabama broadband

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Americans understand there also are opportunity costs to government internet — that is, investing tax dollars in public broadband could put other priorities at risk,” Scofield and Smitherman wrote.

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Bevin reverses, now ‘fully committed’ to making KentuckyWired statewide

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Kentucky, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Our administration is fully committed to the KentuckyWired project and we are excited at the possibilities before us as a result of its completion,” Bevin said.

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Educators promote healthier lifestyles in Colorado’s public charter schools

By   /  September 16, 2016  /  Colorado, Education, News  /  No Comments

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“We’re having a completely different conversation than we were 13 years ago,” Wikstrom said. “We’ve been able to raise awareness. We’ve been able to connect schools to training.”

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Broadband fiber construction under way in Huntsville

By   /  September 15, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The process of building a fiber-optic backbone around the city is about 80 percent complete, and Bear Communications of Lawrence, Kansas, began installing fiber in northwest Huntsville this week.

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