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Savvy Senior: Helping seniors find discounted high-speed internet services

Fort Smith Times Record 14 Jun 2021
Depending on your financial situation, a good first step to reducing your home internet costs is through the new Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This is a temporary federal benefit that provides a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on tribal lands.

Provision added to state budget could kill Ohio's municipal broadband services, critics fear

The Columbus Dispatch 13 Jun 2021
Fiber optic broadband internet also is necessary for public safety and emergency services on many levels, said Brian Nelsen, Shapiro's chief of staff ... Both Roth and Shapiro said broadband internet is now a public utility, like electricity and water ... trade publication BroadbandNow.

Northwest Arkansas lawmakers see budget surplus as windfall

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette 13 Jun 2021
In particular, the state needs to get broadband internet access to places that still don't have it, she said. "Given the importance of broadband to education, work, telemedicine and public safety, using money from surplus funds seems entirely appropriate," Fite said.

I’d like to make a complaint... Why some of us are so good at making a fuss

The Observer 13 Jun 2021
“Man alone is born crying, lives complaining and dies disappointed.” It would seem that the British public has taken this more as a recommendation than a rebuke. While canvassing people for this article, I received more than 150 replies in 24 hours and read, amazed, as a grateful public unloaded stories of consumer activism, tweet by tweet.

Minn. lawmakers to race the budget clock in special session

Winona Daily News 13 Jun 2021
ST. PAULIt’s the Legislature’s version of being called to the principal’s office ...People worry about behind-the-scenes ... An economic development budget and one covering agriculture and broadband programs are also on the cusp of completion. But bigger budget areas — K-12 education, public health programs and state agency funding — are still in limbo.

7 reasons businesses opt for Managed SD-WAN

Gulf News 13 Jun 2021
In fact, a phrase you are likely to bump into at every turn in the enterprise world is 'digital transformation' ... The focus will be on technology that enables innovation, not just task completion ... You can deploy it over an existing MPLS network, or over public internet, broadband connections provided by various ISPs, Ethernet, 4G and 5G ... Security ... .

Ohio Senate cuts broadband from budget, adds amendment advocates say limits expansion

The Columbus Dispatch 12 Jun 2021
If a budget proposal is signed by DeWine, or his veto is overruled with the Senate's amendment intact and without broadband funding, advocates are concerned the approximately 1 million Ohioans living without internet access will remain unserved while DeWine and Husted fear future private-public partnerships will stall.

Broadband study aims to fix the lack of internet-access data in Kansas. Here's how to ...

The Kansan 12 Jun 2021
"The (Federal Communications Commission) data on broadband is terrible ... They are asking Kansans to complete the survey at a time when issues of equitable broadband access are at the forefront of public discussion due to the widespread remote work and schooling that took place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Democrats Growing Impatient With Ongoing Bipartisan Negotiations on Infrastructure Package

The Epoch Times 12 Jun 2021
Unlike Republican lawmakers who have a traditional view of infrastructure that includes roads, bridges, rail, public transport, airports, and rural broadband internet, progressives, like Sens ... Sen ... Collins, along with Sens.

Tycoon who is BT's largest shareholder to meet union bosses

This is Money 12 Jun 2021
He publicly backed BT's strategy, including its roll-out of superfast full-fibre broadband ....

Costello: Vermont Proposition and action

Rutland Herald 12 Jun 2021
Convene partnerships and advance public engagement and communications ... As a state, we must and will advance the roll out of last mile broadband with federal and state funding and the public/private partnership of current providers, Communications Union Districts, and electric utilities.

Secretive tycoon who is BT's largest shareholder arranges to meet union bosses in highly unusual move

The Daily Mail 12 Jun 2021
The secretive tycoon who has become BT's largest shareholder has arranged to meet union bosses in a highly unusual move ... In focus ... He publicly backed BT's strategy, including its roll-out of superfast full-fibre broadband. RELATED ARTICLES ... .

AT&T CEO seems confident industry can kill Biden’s municipal broadband plan

Ars Technica 11 Jun 2021
AT&T CEO John Stankey yesterday called President Biden's plan to fund municipal broadband networks "misguided" and said the US shouldn't pay for any broadband deployment in areas that already have networks.

Carson mayor: City seeks American Rescue Plan funding ideas

Nevada Appeal 11 Jun 2021
Carson City may use the money to respond to the pandemic and its negative impacts, provide bonus pay to essential workers, restore pandemic-caused cuts in public services, and/or invest in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure ... and water, sewer and broadband infrastructure.

MTS expands LTE coverage in Bryansk

Telecom Paper 11 Jun 2021
Broadband speed has been raised by 20 percent in public ...