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US Senate candidate Godlewski unveils rural Wisconsin plan

Jan. 25, 2022 21:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski's first major policy plan of the campaign released Tuesday focuses on ways to improve life in rural Wisconsin, from bolstering access to health care, helping family farms survive and making broadband internet a public utility....

Aid group says death toll from Yemen prison airstrike at 87

Jan. 23, 2022 14:59 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Workers in war-wrecked Yemen recovered five more bodies from the rubble of a prison facility hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, bringing the death toll to at least 87, an international aid group said Sunday. Internet access, meanwhile, remained largely down after...

Vermont broadband board offers $116M in construction grants

Jan. 20, 2022 14:13 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Community Broadband Board is launching a $116 million construction grant program, the board said Thursday. Starting this spring, communications union districts and other eligible providers will be able use the grants to help to accelerate...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 19, 2022 12:40 PM EST

Philadelphia Inquirer. January 19, 2022. Editorial: The Black community needs better internet access now Last November, President Biden signed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill into law. The bill provides $42 billion for wiring underserved communities and...

A digital divide haunts schools adapting to virus hurdles

Jan. 15, 2022 11:36 AM EST

When April Schneider’s children returned to in-person classrooms this year, she thought they were leaving behind the struggles from more than a year of remote learning. No more problems with borrowed tablets. No more days of missed lessons because her kids couldn’t connect to their virtual...

New Mexico governor hears from mayors about spending needs

Jan. 14, 2022 15:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With billions of federal dollars heading to New Mexico for infrastructure projects, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Friday that rural areas can’t be left behind. The governor made the comment during a virtual summit attended by more than 200 municipal...

Maine broadband authority has its first leader

Jan. 09, 2022 08:46 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — An advocate for improved internet access will serve as the first president of a Maine authority tasked with improving high-speed broadband in the state. Maine Gov. Janet Mills swore Andrew Butcher in as the first president of the Maine Connectivity Authority...

New Mexico governor signs spending of federal pandemic aid

Dec. 21, 2021 19:29 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's governor signed a nearly $500 milling spending bill Tuesday that draws on federal pandemic relief funds to expand high-speed internet access, bolster roads, upgrade state parks, expand nurse training programs and help teachers pay off their student debts amid a...

Think tank blasts Hamilton County's purchase of farmland

Dec. 17, 2021 18:17 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — As Hamilton County government prepares its biggest land purchase in decades for a new industrial park, a conservative think tank in Nashville is blasting the move as “a horrible policy” that will allow only about a third of the property to be developed for new...

New Mexico Legislature sends pandemic aid bill to governor

Dec. 16, 2021 18:39 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A spending bill is on it's way to the governor of New Mexico that would allocate $478 million in federal pandemic aid toward highways, internet infrastructure, tourism ads, hospital construction and more. The state House on Thursday approved final changes from...