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$15-a-month internet law on hold in New York, judge rules

Jun. 11, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York cannot require internet providers to offer broadband service for low-income customers for as little as $15-a-month starting next week, a federal judge ruled on Friday. The low-income broadband consumers law passed in the state budget in...

Kenyan arrested in Qatar first targeted by phishing attack

May. 30, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kenyan security guard now facing charges in Qatar after writing compelling, anonymous accounts of being a low-paid worker there found himself targeted by a phishing attack that could have revealed his location just before his arrest, analysts say. ...

$750M in virus aid for NC broadband expansion OK'd by House

May. 26, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House unanimously approved legislation on Wednesday that aims to spend $750 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to install high-speed internet in rural and remote areas lacking it. The legislation would set aside $350...

Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill

May. 12, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Americans can begin applying for $50 off their monthly internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic. The $3.2 billion program is part of the $900 billion December pandemic-relief package. The...

NY: Broadband cos paid for 8.5M fake net neutrality comments

May. 06, 2021 14:01 PM EDT

The Office of the New York Attorney General said in a new report that a campaign funded by the broadband industry submitted millions of fake comments supporting the 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission's contentious 2017 repeal undid...

Tennessee to move ahead with new broadband coverage map

Apr. 30, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials are moving forward with a plan to map out just where hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans without access to high-speed Internet live, following the lead of other states that no longer rely on federal maps that overstate coverage in some...

New Mexico leads US Southwest in broadband needs

Apr. 12, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has the highest percentage of residents in the U.S. Southwest without adequate broadband internet service, a problem highlighted Monday by the Biden administration as it looks to infuse more than $2 trillion into infrastructure projects nationwide. ...

EXPLAINER: What Biden's new $100B plan for broadband means

Apr. 03, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

The problems with U.S. broadband networks have been obvious for years. Service costs more than in many other rich nations, it still doesn't reach tens of millions of Americans and the companies that provide it don't face much competition. Now the Biden administration is...

EXPLAINER: California's net neutrality law springs to life

Mar. 25, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

More than three years ago, Trump-era regulators killed federal net neutrality regulations designed to prevent AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and other major internet providers from exploiting their dominance to favor certain services or apps over others. In response, seven states and Puerto Rico...