Rural broadband push highlights long-standing data issues | GCN

Few would dispute the benefits broadband internet brings to education, economic development, health care, government services and consumers. Delivering broadband to those constituencies in rural areas, however, has been a longstanding issue that’s getting some renewed attention. Part of the … Continue reading

Cash, Innovation, Airwaves: The Recipe for Rural Broadband | Broadcasting & Cable

.. for 23.4 million rural Americans – roughly the population of New York City and Los Angeles and Chicago and Houston and Philadelphia and Phoenix and San Antonio and San Diego, combined –access to quality broadband internet remains out of … Continue reading

FCC Carries Rural Broadband Baton as Infrastructure Plan Languishes | Bloomberg BNA

Twenty-three million rural Americans lack access to broadband, according to the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report. Washington policymakers and companies such as Microsoft Corp. want to bring that number down. But the issue isn’t moving very fast on … Continue reading

So long, satellite: Why UK’s rural broadband vouchers are better spent elsewhere | Ars Technica UK

“Satellite can be viable if all other options have been exhausted. Experience from our forum users is that if they can get 1Mbps from ADSL this is often a better solution,” notes Andrew Ferguson, an analyst at “Satellite broadband … Continue reading

Blackburn Joins Rural Broadband Caucus | U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn

“Over half of all rural Americans lack access to broadband, many of whom live in Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District. This deficiency affects our rural communities’ ability to meet public safety needs, deliver top-notch education and grow businesses that thrive. Reliable, … Continue reading

Commissioner Pai Announces Rural Broadband Plan |

.. because of a quirk of regulatory history: Our rules governing small, rural carriers continue to provide universal service support only to networks that supply telephone service, not stand-alone broadband service. That regulatory system has increasingly come under strain as … Continue reading

German industry is poised to exploit rural broadband | PCWorld

Internet speeds of 50Mbps are nothing but a pipe dream for most inhabitants of Britain, while even 5Mbps would be a welcome boost for many living in remote areas. Yet by 2018, German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants all Germans, even … Continue reading

FCC Takes Major Strides Toward Further Expansion of Rural Broadband |

FCC Takes Major Strides Toward Further Expansion of Rural Broadband |

GOP senators press FCC on rural broadband | TheHill

GOP senators press FCC on rural broadband | TheHill.

Plan for rural broadband collapses | The Press Democrat

The lapse between reality and what’s represented to the state agency stems from a mapping system that is based on census blocks and assumes an entire block is served if only one home has service. But it also reflects advertising … Continue reading