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Biden kicks off effort to reshape U.S. economy with infrastructure package

Biden kicks off effort to reshape U.S. economy with infrastructure package By Jarrett Renshaw  4 hrs ago © Reuters/TOM BRENNER FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden hosts meeting on infrastructure with members of Congress at the White House in Washington (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Wednesday will call for a dramatic and more permanent shift in…

FCC approves internet subsidy program providing $50 credits to low-income families

© Greg Nash The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved guidelines Thursday for a new internet subsidy program that would provide low-income families with funds for their internet bills during the pandemic. Under the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, low-income families who qualify can receive a $50 monthly credit toward their internet bills through their internet provider. Families that live…

House passes broadband bill that’s meant to protect consumers and make it easier, cheaper to install

West Virginia House of Delegates Technology and Infrastructure Chairman Daniel Linville, R-Cabell, discusses House Bill 2002 Wednesday in the House chamber. The House adopted the bill that aims to provide more consumer protections for broadband services and make it easier to lay broadband lines throughout the state. The West Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday…

FCC AUTHORIZES OVER $61.8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND

Media Contact: Katie Gorscak, (202) 418-2156 Katie.gorscak@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC AUTHORIZES OVER $61.8 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR RURAL BROADBAND Sixth Round of Funding from Connect America Fund Auction Starts This Month and Includes 14 States WASHINGTON, October 10, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today authorized over $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to…

USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications.

USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. Programs & Services USDA Rural Development operates over fifty financial assistance programs for a variety of rural applications. Select a category that best describes your situation, and see what RD can do to assist you. We also offer a list of…

Telecom Programs

Telecom Programs Announcement : For information about the broadband pilot program (ReConnect Program) authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 please log into :  https://reconnect.usda.gov USDA is investing in Rural Broadband to rebuild America’s infrastructure. Read more. Access to broadband has become essential for the social and economic benefits it provides to American residents, businesses, governments…

How ‘private 5G’ could enable Google and Amazon to become telcos

One of the technologies in the 5G wireless portfolio enables a transmitter to operate on unlicensed frequencies. Technically, that may mean you don’t need to own frequency to be a 5G carrier One of the key selling points of 5G wireless technology to the world’s telecommunications providers has been the opportunity to enter new markets…

One Step Closer to Nationwide 5G: T-Mobile, Qualcomm and Ericsson take Massive Step Toward Delivering Broad 5G on Low-Band Spectrum

July 11, 2019 – Companies Complete World’s First Low-Band Data Session on a Commercial 5G Modem – Low-Band FDD Spectrum to Enable Wider Coverage and Deeper Signal Penetration for Accelerated 5G Network Deployments Around the Globe Bellevue, Washington – July 11, 2019 – T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ:…

Over 3.5 Billion Blocked … And Counting: T-Mobile Hosts Scam ‘Block Party’ to Raise Awareness

Over 3.5 Billion Blocked … And Counting: T-Mobile Hosts Scam ‘Block Party’ to Raise Awareness July 11, 2019 What’s the news The Un-carrier’s industry-leading technology has now blocked 3.5 billion scam calls and warned customers of 15 billion ‘Scam Likely’ calls. Now, T-Mobile is hosting a virtual ‘Block Party’ on July 15th to raise awareness…