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How boot camps are helping to address the historic gap in internet access on US tribal lands

Jul. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

There’s a home movie theater with orange walls and plush recliners at the top of a steep hill on Matthew Rantanen’s ranch in Southern California. But on a recent afternoon, people weren’t flocking to the room to watch a movie or to escape the scorching heat, they were shining a beam of light...

How a ‘once in a century’ broadband investment plan could go wrong

Jul. 03, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

Starting next week, California residents have 30 days to challenge maps that will determine how $1.8 billion is distributed to increase internet access in the state. Actually getting the California Public Utilities Commission to accept changes to the federal maps is quite difficult,...

Harris announces plans to help 80% of Africa gain access to the internet, up from 40% now

May. 24, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced Friday the formation of a new partnership to help provide internet access to 80% of Africa by 2030, up from roughly 40% now. The announcement comes as follow-through on Harris' visit to the continent last year and in...