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City’s Google Fiber fiasco a landmine for park bond

By   /  February 6, 2017  /  News, Politics & Elections, Technology, Texas  /  No Comments

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A tiny neighborhood park is earmarked to receive $300,000 in San Antonio bond money, raising the specter of politics corrupting the city’s record debt package. Google Fiber rears its head again.

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Internet sales tax could be coming to Mississippi with or without the legislature

By   /  February 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Mississippi, News, Regulations, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

A bill in the Mississippi House or a new rule proposed by the Department of Revenue could allow the state to collect internet sales tax.

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New FCC chairman Pai looks to cut regulations

By   /  February 2, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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“Wheeler took the bull by the horns and pushed his agenda,” Struble told, noting that Wheeler led more 3-2 commission votes than any chairman in the FCC’s history. “I think [Pai] will fight to get compromise.”

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Senators urge Trump to include broadband in infrastructure initiative

By   /  February 1, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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A bipartisan group of 48 U.S. senators sent a letter to President Trump on Monday urging him to include broadband expansion in any infrastructure initiative.

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Tennessee governor pitches plan for grants, tax credits for broadband providers

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s broadband plan would emphasize grants and incentives for private providers, as well as allow electric cooperatives to build networks, over allowing taxpayer-supported municipal networks to expand.

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Nanny State of the Week: California slow-pedals autonomous cars

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  Arizona, California, Michigan, Regulations, Technology  /  No Comments

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Part 113 of 117 in the series Nanny State of the Week Self-driving cars are the next frontier for the autonomous revolution, coming after cars that automatically brake and parallel park. They’re still in initial stages of testing, but over-cautious nanny regulators in California are forcing their roll-out to more forward-thinking states. State regulations are […]

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