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FCC Increases Broadband Speed Target
Yesterday, the FCC voted to increase the national broadband availability target from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1 Mbps up fixed. It could mean that faster Internet speeds will be coming sooner to communities across the nation. Our efforts in Connected Nation states has brought quality broadband to more homes, schools, and businesses -- but as the graph below shows, there is still work to be done to meet these new goals. Affordable, fast, Internet is bringing new opportunities and prosperity to underserved areas across the nation, and our teams are leading the way to bridge the digital divide. Want to learn more...Read More Share
One Projects in Ohio Awarded in Rural Broadband Experiment Auction
Last Friday, the FCC released the list of the “provisional” winners of the Rural Broadband Experiment auction. The good news? One project in Ohio have been given funding. This was the first time the FCC had awarded Connect America Fund subsidies for fixed broadband through competitive bids. Bids were due November 7 and were awarded based on cost-effectiveness comparison to the FCC Connect America Fund Cost model. Forty projects were awarded in the $100 million budgeted for the experiments. Of these, 15 projects accounting for $41.7 million are in our Connected Nation footprint (42% of all awards). Awards were given in Iowa,...Read More Share
Will you join us?
Today, millions across the United States will join together to give back and help others through the “Giving Tuesday” initiative. The goal is simple, but profound: in this season of giving, we celebrate generosity and charity by working together to help others.Digital Works is a revolutionary effort that trains people and connects them with good, skilled jobs. The initiative is a sustainable job creation program bringing technology-based jobs to the unemployed.Our program is made possible by generous supporters who have helped us grow and provide: Training for the 21st Century Workforce Job Seeker Mentorship & Placement Teleworking...Read More Share