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Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

May. 18, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

Wisconsin State Journal. May 15, 2022. Editorial: Fast internet for everyone in Wisconsin is within reach With bipartisan support, Wisconsin has made considerable strides at expanding high-speed internet to rural areas. That’s important and...

Biden administration to release $45B for nationwide internet

May. 13, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking the first steps to release $45 billion to ensure that every U.S. resident has access to high-speed internet by roughly 2028, inviting governors and other leaders on Friday to start the application process. Commerce Secretary Gina...

Biden announces program offering discounted internet service

May. 12, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced Monday that 20 internet companies have agreed to provide discounted service to people with low incomes, a program that could effectively make tens of millions of households eligible for free service through an already existing federal subsidy. ...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 10, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

Anderson Herald Bulletin. May 9, 2022. Editorial: Hoosiers should welcome new coal rule With the Hoosier state ranked third in the nation in the amount of coal it burns overall and to generate electricity, Hoosiers should welcome a proposed Environmental Protection...

Telecom groups end fight against California net neutrality

May. 05, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Telecommunications industry groups on Wednesday ended their bid to block California's net neutrality law that prevents broadband providers from throttling service. In a federal court filing in Sacramento, the groups and California Attorney General Rob...

Mississippi creates new office for broadband development

Apr. 14, 2022 12:58 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is creating a statewide office to spend millions of federal dollars for broadband internet development — an effort that could boost lagging rural areas. “One’s ZIP code should not determine their access to these technologies,” Republican...

Lots of broadband money, but US expansion finds speed bumps

Apr. 13, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

VICTORY, Vt. (AP) — In the remote Vermont community of Victory, Town Clerk Tracey Martel says she's regularly frustrated watching a spinning circle on her computer while she tries to complete even the most basic municipal chores online. “Fast internet would be really good,”...

Amazon broadband project ready to blast off

Apr. 05, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Amazon has deals with three rocket companies to help launch communications satellites that the online retail giant says will help provide fast, affordable broadband to millions of underserved people around the world. Seattle-based Amazon said Tuesday that...

Survey: Fast, reliable internet access lacking in SW Oregon

Mar. 30, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A survey conducted for commissioners in southwest Oregon’s Jackson and Josephine counties has found internet access is so bad that 22% of respondents said they’ve considered moving. The Grants Pass Courier reports that’s one of several findings of a...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Mar. 21, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Detroit News. March 19, 2022. Editorial: End the Flint witch hunt It’s time to end the partisan prosecution of former Republican Gov. Rick Snyder and members of his administration over their handling of the Flint water crisis. Attorney General Dana Nessel has...