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Congress considers dusting off long-dormant $300 million broadband map

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Federal government, National, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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The National Broadband Map hasn’t been updated since 2014, and had accuracy problems from the moment it was launched.

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Cybersecurity audit finds students can access obscene material on school computers

By   /  April 7, 2017  /  Education, Federal government, Mississippi, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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A Mississippi cybersecurity audit found that 20 percent of all school-issued computers could access objectionable material such as pornography.

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Alabama senator says he will ‘go to war’ over municipal broadband bill

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Alabama, Municipal Broadband, News, Technology  /  No Comments

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Alabama state Sen. Tom Whatley recently described his legislation to allow municipal broadband expansion as a “go-to-war bill to me.”

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Nebraska bill would end cities’ big haul for small cells

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Economy, Federal government, General, Nebraska, News, Regulations, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

The next wave of wireless technology has arrived, and with it a tug-of-war between state and local governments trying to figure out how to balance cost, profit and improved service.

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Will Florida preempt local governments to complete next-gen wireless connectivity?

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Florida, Legislature, News, State Government, Technology  /  No Comments

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The need to “densify” existing networks to support 5GLTE is setting up a conflict between the state and cities.

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Tennessee telecom group supports bill to allow co-op broadband

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  News, Technology, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Tennessee Telecommunications Association supports a bill pushed by Gov. Bill Haslam that would help bridge the rural broadband divide through tax credits and allowing electric cooperatives to offer internet and video services.

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