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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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Federal government may study economic impact of broadband

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

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The co-chairs of the Senate Broadband Caucus both represent states with sizable rural populations.

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Alabama bills would let municipal networks expand, offer tax credits to providers

By   /  March 16, 2017  /  Alabama, Municipal Broadband, News, Technology  /  No Comments

Marshall County Legislative Office photo

Bills introduced in the Alabama Legislature this session aim to facilitate rural broadband expansion — one by offering tax credits to private providers and the other by allowing the expansion of municipal broadband.

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Tennessee internet providers wary of bill allowing co-ops to offer broadband

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Municipal Broadband, News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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“We have other cities in which we want to build in west Tennessee, but now I have to consider whether utility companies are going to be my competitor,” he told Watchdog.org.

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FCC’s new chairman takes hits, praise from Senate committee

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Federal Government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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TechFreedom’s Berin Szoka says Ajit Pai “has long been a champion for open government.”

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Sun Prairie city-owned broadband service comes with $2.9 million debt

By   /  March 9, 2017  /  Municipal Broadband, News, Open Records, Taxes, Technology, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Ted Chase, chairman of the Sun Prairie Utilities Commission, knows the “operation and expansion of such a business comes with significant risk.”

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