There are more than 19 million people living in rural America who lack access to a broadband internet connections, including about 22 percent of people in rural Iowa, 36 percent of people in rural Illinois, and 25 percent of people in rural South Dakota. A partnership between Microsoft and an Illinois-based wireless internet provider hope to […]
Broadband in rural America — specifically in agriculture — becomes more essential all the time, as access to new technologies is vital.
For the 2018 Farm Bill bill, lawmakers have prioritized a rather small portion of the agricultural act that handles broadband.
Despite pockets of swiftness, the U.S. overall lags far behind other countries in broadband accessibility and affordability.
The Governor of Montana has become the first in the nation to implement action to safeguard internet freedom, following the FCC’s recent net neutrality repeal. Governor Steve Bullock signed an executive order to protect net neutrality in Montana by requiring that successful recipients of state contracts adhere to internet neutrality principles. Standing alongside a group […]
With roughly 23.4 rural Americans lacking broadband internet access, many companies have come forward with some “out-of-the-box” ideas in the hopes of getting everyone connected within the next five years. Microsoft is actually going back to the box so to speak to extend broadband coverage through TV white spaces. TV white space is the unused […]
The FCC Chairman claims that abolishing net neutrality will spur investment and innovation into rural areas. He is wrong.