Johnny Kampis is National Watchdog Reporter for Johnny previously worked in the newspaper industry and as a freelance writer, and has been published in The New York Times,, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A former semi-professional poker player, he is writing a book documenting the poker scene at the 2016 World Series of Poker, a decade after the peak of the poker boom. Johnny is also a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Congress considers dusting off long-dormant $300 million broadband map

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The National Broadband Map hasn’t been updated since 2014, and had accuracy problems from the moment it was launched.

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As Trump pushes corporate tax cut, CBO notes the U.S. has world’s highest rate

By   /  April 6, 2017  /  Jobs + Growth, National, News, Taxes  /  No Comments

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As President Trump pushes for a reduction of the corporate tax rate, the Congressional Budget Office recently released a report showing that the U.S. rate is among the highest in the world.

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Alabama senator says he will ‘go to war’ over municipal broadband bill

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Alabama, Municipal Broadband, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Alabama state Sen. Tom Whatley recently described his legislation to allow municipal broadband expansion as a “go-to-war bill to me.”

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Ohio county picks electronic polling vendor that had previous election snafu

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  News, Ohio, Politics & Elections  /  No Comments

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An elections vendor recently got a contract to operate electronic poll books in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County beginning this November despite major issues in another Ohio county in 2015.

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Tennessee telecom group supports bill to allow co-op broadband

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Tennessee Telecommunications Association supports a bill pushed by Gov. Bill Haslam that would help bridge the rural broadband divide through tax credits and allowing electric cooperatives to offer internet and video services.

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Coalition urges Congress to implement dig-once policies to aid broadband growth

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The proposal would require crews to install conduit — tubes designed to group and protect large amounts of wiring and fiber —while building federally funded highways.

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