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Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Dec. 01, 2022 15:59 PM EST

Bluefield Daily Telegraph. November 30, 2022. Editorial: Broadband coverage: Residents urged to check accuracy of new maps As residents of the deep south counties already know, broadband service can be spotty — and even at times non-existent — depending upon where...

Ethiopia offers no date for end to blackout in Tigray region

Nov. 29, 2022 10:14 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — There is "no timeline” for restoring internet access to Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region, a senior government official said Tuesday. The restoration of Tigray’s internet service will be carried alongside the resumption of its phone and electricity...

Cuba's informal market finds new space on growing internet

Nov. 27, 2022 11:24 AM EST

HAVANA (AP) — In the Telegram group chat, the messages roll in like waves. “I need liquid ibuprofen and acetaminophen, please,” wrote one user. “It’s urgent, it’s for my 10-month-old baby.” Others offer medicine brought from outside of Cuba, adding,...

Ethiopia hosts UN internet meeting after cutting off Tigray

Nov. 12, 2022 02:39 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. body devoted to promoting broader and better access to the internet is about to hold its annual meeting in Ethiopia, whose government has cut off internet access in its northern Tigray region during a two-year war there. Critics say Ethiopia stands out as an...

Free laptops, digital equity come to Charlotte families

Nov. 12, 2022 00:03 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tina Day remembers a time back in college when she didn’t own a laptop because she simply couldn’t afford one. Years later, money is still tight for Day and her neighbors at Evoke Living at Westerly Hills, an affordable housing complex in west Charlotte....

Alabama Constitution, 10 amendments on Nov. 8 ballot

Nov. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

Alabama voters on Nov. 8 will decide whether to strip racist language from the state constitution. They will also vote on 10 amendments. Here's a brief look at what's on the ballot: Ratification of the Constitution of Alabama of 2022: Voters will decide whether to...

Rural areas to get $759M in grants for high-speed internet

Oct. 27, 2022 10:24 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Agriculture Department announced Thursday it is making available $759 million in grants and loans to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet, part of the broader $65 billion push for high-speed connectivity from last year's infrastructure law. ...

Poor, less white US neighborhoods get worst internet deals

Oct. 19, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

A couple of years into the pandemic, Shirley Neville had finally had enough of her shoddy internet service. “When I was getting ready to use my tablet for a meeting, it was cutting off and not coming on,” said Neville, who lives in a middle-class neighborhood in New Orleans...

Poor, less white US neighborhoods get worst internet deals

Oct. 19, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

A couple of years into the pandemic, Shirley Neville had finally had enough of her shoddy internet service. “It was just a headache,” said Neville, who lives in a middle-class neighborhood in New Orleans whose residents are almost all Black or Latino. “When I was getting ready...

Report: New Haven cools on building city-owned broadband

Oct. 08, 2022 09:23 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — New Haven is scrapping the idea of building a city-owned high-speed internet network and now plans instead to encourage expansion of existing, largely private broadband services, the New Haven Independent reported Saturday. Mayor Justin Elicker and Economic...