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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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Is Google Fiber getting ‘backdoor corporate welfare?’

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

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By Chris Butler / Tennessee Watchdog The people behind Google Fiber and its support groups may lobby for municipal broadband, but they ultimately want it to fail, the president of the Taxpayers Protection Alliance says. TPA President David Williams says Google already gets corporate welfare costing taxpayers millions. But it wants to take things a […]

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Tax incentives for broadband expansion in Alabama dead for this year

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Scofield said he hopes for better traction in 2017. “At least I have the conversation started and this will give us plenty of time to get input.”

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FCC’s Lifeline expansion: Rural internet solution or taxpayer boondoggle?

By   /  April 19, 2016  /  Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, National, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“It’s part of a bigger effort by the FCC to expand taxpayer-funded broadband projects,” Williams said.

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Could scandal derail Bentley’s Alabama broadband plans?

By   /  April 11, 2016  /  Alabama, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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“I think that further weakens his position, and that’s bad for the citizens of Alabama because he can’t provide the leadership we need in order for our state to make progress,” Stewart said.

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Chavous: The real segregation in American education

By   /  April 4, 2016  /  Alabama, Education, Education Blog, Florida, Georgia  /  No Comments

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A new study has suggested the “whiteness” of American private schools is a symptom of systemic racism, but school choice advocate Kevin Chavous says the real issue is a lack of support for the school choice that would integrate these schools.

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