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That's the ticket: Move from paper to digital divides fans

Aug. 26, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — John Fey was rummaging through a box of old scrapbooks this summer when he came upon a couple lost treasures. At the bottom of the box, detached from the page they were once glued to, were ticket stubs from Nebraska's 1971 “Game of the Century”...

EXPLAINER: What the $65B broadband service plan will do

Aug. 11, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

The Senate's $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan includes a $65 billion investment in broadband that the White House says will “deliver reliable, affordable, high-speed internet to every household." It may not actually achieve that, but it's a major step in that...

Northam proposes using $700M for Virginia broadband access

Jul. 16, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Friday called for using $700 million in federal coronavirus relief money to expand broadband infrastructure in the state. Northam said using $700 million from American Rescue Plan funding would allow the state to...

South Dakota struggles to provide rural broadband access

Jul. 12, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As federal officials debate investing billions of dollars in broadband access, South Dakota is planning to invest $100 million as it struggles to extend reliable internet service to every corner of the state. Data reported by the Sioux Falls...