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Digital Divide Policy Enters the National Conversation

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of August 12-16, 2019 As we highlighted last week, 2020 presidential candidates are starting to release policy proposals targeting the digital divide. This week, […]

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As NDIA continues to grow, so do our communication strategies! We strive to keep everyone in the digital inclusion field connected and informed. To do this we have a blog, a community listserv, and the NDIA Newsletter. The Newsletter will no longer be posted to the community listserv. Instead, it will be distributed through MailChimp […]

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US Huawei Ban Threatens Internet Access in Rural Areas, Some Providers May Fold

Much of rural America with very low population density, depends on small wireless carriers for their internet access as AT&T, T-Mobile and other large providers have no interest in providing services. Many of these small carries can’t afford equipment from suppliers such as Ericsson and Nokia Corporation and have to rely on cheaper suppliers from Huawei […]

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Rural America still struggling for access to high-speed internet service

By Charles Watson | Fox News Video Rural America could get connected to broadband as states make way for Electric co-ops As more states rely less on major telecommunication companies to provide the infrastructure needed to offer high speed internet in rural areas, some states are turning to electric co-ops to get the job done. HAMILTON, Ala. […]

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House Commerce Democrats Propose $40 Billion for Broadband Buildout In Newest Version of Infrastructure Bill

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of May 13-17, 2019 The week was jam-packed with broadband news [Seriously, see the Quick Bits and Weekend Reads below]. There was an oversight hearing of the Federal Communications […]