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Apple, Google raise new concerns by yanking Russian app

Sep. 22, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Big Tech companies that operate around the globe have long promised to obey local laws and to protect civil rights while doing business. But when Apple and Google capitulated to Russian demands and removed a political-opposition app from their local app stores, it...

Town of Bristol launches high-speed internet service

Sep. 16, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — After years of planning, the New Hampshire town of Bristol launched its new high-speed internet service Thursday. The Bristol Broadband Now network “opens a lot of doors for our business community, enables opportunities like telehealth for...

Internet funding rule could favor rural areas over cities

Sep. 12, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Cities and urban counties across the U.S. are raising concerns that a recent rule from President Joe Biden's administration could preclude them from tapping into $350 billion of coronavirus relief aid to expand high-speed internet connections. Biden has set a goal of...

Governor: Feds contribute $128M to high-speed internet

Sep. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The federal government is providing more than $128 million in American Rescue Plan funds to expand broadband in Maine, Gov. Janet Mills said. “This pandemic has laid bare the dire need for strong connectivity in every part of Maine, and this...

Jan. 6 riot defendant returned to jail for using internet

Sep. 02, 2021 17:23 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a prominent participant in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol to return to jail after he was caught accessing the internet to watch false conspiracy theories about the presidential election. U.S. District...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Aug. 30, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

Houston Chronicle. Aug. 29, 2021. Editorial: Four years later, has Houston learned anything from Hurricane Harvey? As you read this, Hurricane Ida is lumbering ever closer in the Gulf of Mexico. As with Houston’s near-miss with Hurricane Laura last...

High-speed internet work begins for remote Nevada community

Aug. 27, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

SPRING CREEK, Nev. (AP) — High-speed fiber-optic internet is finally making its way to a remote northeast Nevada community — brought by a company that delivered telegraph service to the area in 1889 and telephone seven years later. The Elko Daily Free Press reports...

WVa schools, libraries receiving funds for tech upgrades

Aug. 26, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia schools and libraries will receive $48 million for internet connection-related upgrades through the American Rescue Plan. Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, said Wednesday that an application period for the Emergency...

SC virus money ideas: I-26 widening, body cameras, broadband

Aug. 24, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina should spend its share of federal COVID-19 relief money on needs as diverse as statewide broadband internet, body cameras for all police and jumpstarting the widening of Interstate 26 between Charleston and Columbia, according to a special group put...

Iowa man charged in Capitol riot seeks to avoid jail return

Aug. 23, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa man charged with taking part in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has asked a judge not to send him back to jail even though he was caught violating the terms of his pretrial release by accessing the internet. Douglas Jensen's...