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President Obama Launches ConnectHome Initiative

President Obama Launches ConnectHome Initiative FACT SHEET: ConnectHome: Coming Together to Ensure Digital Opportunity for All Americans Today, the President will travel to Durant, Oklahoma, to announceConnectHome, a new initiative with communities, the private sector, and federal government to expand high speed broadband to more families across the country. The pilot program is launching in…

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FCC Approves Net Neutrality and Preempts State Muni-Broadband Restrictions

FCC’s Historic Day: Net Neutrality and Muni-Broadband Protection As expected, on February 26, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 in favor of adopting net neutrality rules under its Title II authority. For a detailed background on the issue check out our prior post Net Neutrality Timeline: How We Got Here and my discussion of the…

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Google Fiber coming to four more cities

Originally posted on Gigaom:
Google is set to announce its gigabit fiber-to-the-home service in Atlanta; Nashville, Tennessee; Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina this week according to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal quoted sources close to the events and said that local news media in Atlanta and Nashville were invited to events on Tuesday and…

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President Obama Speech Today to Address Improving US Broadband

President Obama Speech Today to Address Improving US Broadband Municipal broadband efforts have created needed competition and helped cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee become the city with the fastest internet speed in the United States.  Cable companies have fought back and won restrictions on municipal broadband in 20 states and they have their sights sets on…