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The lawmakers on that committee held a final meeting at the state Capitol in late December to approve the report they have since sent to the full legislature that’s intended as a road map for possible legislative action in 2017.Read More →
New York and Pennsylvania have announced their intentions to go after the funds from the Connect America program, worried that providers in other states could nab the money through a competitive bidding process.Read More →
As lawmakers look for ways to spur broadband expansion into rural areas, one potential aid to that goal keeps popping up: the elimination of the sales tax on telecom equipment. Nearly half of the states (23, to be exact) exempt tax on equipment that providers purchase to build and operate internet networks, but some […]Read More →
A 30-day public comment period is now open to discuss the possibility of allocating another $110 million to the program in 2017.Read More →
Despite the “very poor (and expensive) track record of GONs, a seemingly ever-changing narrative about the perceived viability of municipal broadband has succeeded in gaining some legitimacy — a fact evidenced by the FCC’s efforts and related federal initiatives,” the report stated.Read More →
Fitch noted the negative outlook reflects uncertainty about Kentucky’s approval of a new 2019 target completion date, which the agency argues doesn’t adequately accommodate the potential for further delays.Read More →