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Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Aug. 26, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Tennessee newspapers: ___ Aug. 26 The Crossville Chronicle on COVID-19 scams: There are always people looking to profit off the misfortune of others. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. In addition to the calls we’ve all become familiar with — the auto warranties we...

Jens Raeder sits between carefully restored Soviet shortwave transmitter he use for communication with military radio enthusiasts around the world in the village Harnekop at a rural region east of Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. With the next generation of mobile technology, known as 5G, people in rural areas hope for a better internet connection than with the current 4G system. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Zero G: Some German mobile users still waiting for a signal

Aug. 20, 2020 4:05 AM EDT

HARNEKOP, Germany (AP) — From his home on a former East German army base, Jens Raeder can power up a carefully restored Soviet shortwave transmitter and communicate with military radio enthusiasts around the world. Getting a signal on his smartphone is a different matter, however. To connect to the mobile...

A Consolidated Communications technician works on a line used to provide broadband internet service in a rural area on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Stowe, Vt. Vermont officials are working to expand internet service using federal pandemic relief funds. But they are scrambling because the projects, which can frequently take years to plan and build, must be done by the end of the year. (AP Photo/Wilson Ring)

States eager to expand broadband, wary of CARES Act deadline

Aug. 1, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

Fearful of losing federal pandemic dollars, officials from states across the country are rushing to finish projects by the end of the year aimed at expanding broadband internet into underserved areas. To comply with the current CARES Act rules, states must have the broadband projects, which can typically take...

Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses

Jul. 31, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land — far less time than what tribes had sought. Tribes pushed to be first in line to apply for...