As COVID looms over school year, Rep. Joe Kennedy hits Sen. Ed Markey on 1996 Telecommunications Act, broadband access; both press for stimulus deal to help parents, students

Rep. Joe Kennedy on Tuesday night took aim at one of Sen. Ed Markey’s signature bills, the Telecommunications Act of 1996, arguing too many families still cannot afford cable service or access broadband at a time of confusion and concerns for public health as teachers and parents grapple with COVID-19 […]

Manx Telecom broadband outage affects 4,000

© BBC About 4,000 customers have been without broadband since Monday evening A network problem at Manx Telecom has left about 4,000 homes and businesses on the Isle of Man without internet access for almost two days. Benefit and pension payments using the government’s MiCard service have been disrupted as […]

County broadband authority seeking $3.8M to bring fiber internet to 2,300 homes and businesses | Local Government

The 2021 Albemarle project proposal, which would provide fiber to homes and businesses in 11 parts of the county, will cost approximately $5.7 million. CenturyLink is contributing nearly $1.4 million and the Albemarle County Broadband Authority is contributing $640,000. The 11 sections include Boonesville, Gilbert Station Road, Jones Mill Road, […]

NM lawmaker wants to help communities get broadband access

Getting high-speed internet access to all of New Mexico has been a challenge. Sen. Padilla said the state made major investments in 2017. Lawmakers rewrote telecommunication laws, allocated money for new technology from the universal service fund, and placed broadband in local infrastructure.   “So now, if you’re a town […]

CRTC to contribute $72 million to improve broadband internet services in northern communities

GETTY The CRTC will contribute $72 million from the Broadband Fund to selected projects in northern Manitoba, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories to improve broadband internet services.  In a release, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission said the first five projects will help improve services to more than 10,000 households […]