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Internet service in western Colorado was so terrible that towns and counties built their own telecom

The new 481-mile rural Project Thor network is complete — and run by a regional government council. It’s the opposite of what a state law intended 15 years ago PUBLISHED ONAPR 16, 2020 5:05AM The Colorado Sun — [email protected] Tech+Business+EconomySee more Internet outages became a distant memory this month as a good chunk of western Colorado turned […]

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From Rural Digital Divides to Local Solutions

By Nicol Turner-LeePhotography by Mark Williams-Hoelscher The road to Garrett County, Maryland Thick snow flurries fell on the night that my colleague Mark Hoelscher, then Brookings’s resident photographer, and I left Washington, D.C., driving northwest on Interstate 270 toward Garrett County, Maryland. The trip, which is normally three hours, took five given the blinding and […]

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Applications open for the 2020 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance. These unique postgraduate programmes, offered in co-operation with the University of Malta, include a 10-day residential workshop in Malta followed by 16–20 months of online learning. Visit the Master in […]

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Ben Merkel of Senator Patty Murray’s summarizes the The Digital Equity Act in the US presentation at the PPDD conference. Its goal and function that it needs to focus on network investment is important but rather on the people who use these recources. Focus on policies to fit the needs of the end users, target […]