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LET’S INTERPRET BROADBAND DATA TOGETHER

LET’S INTERPRET BROADBAND DATA TOGETHER!October 18, 2021Scott Wallsten BROADBANDDIGITAL DIVIDEMAP https://techpolicyinstitute.org/publications/broadband/digital-divide/lets-interpret-broadband-data-together/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters In June 2021, Consumer Reports (CR) released the results of a nationally representative survey related to broadband use. Figure 1 below shows some interesting results from that survey. On the heels of that survey, CR launched its “Let’s Broadband Together” initiative, which uses crowd-sourced methods to […]

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A paved road is just one of the new projects

How 14 Microgrids Set Off a Chain Reaction in a Himalayan Village    JOANNA GOODRICH05 OCT 20214 MIN READ The Lingshed Monastery testing the newly installed 14 solar microgrids, each which power a string of LEDs located in homes and along the streets. PAULA BRONSTEIN    IEEE SMART VILLAGEMICROGRIDSRENEWABLESSOLAR ENERGYSOLAR POWERLINGSHED MONASTERYPOWER GRIDSIEEE NEWS Five years ago, the […]

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How Americans Have Used — and Struggled With — the Internet During the Pandemic

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. This week, guest authors Lee Rainie and Colleen McClain of Pew Research Center guide us through the results of a recent survey on how Americans have used […]

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Broadband Industry Innovator Series: Middle Mile Infrastructure as a Springboard

Posted on September 7, 2021 by Bernie Arnason Share Middle MileRural BroadbandUtility Broadband Home » Broadband Industry Innovator Series: Middle Mile Infrastructure as a Springboard In this next installment of Telecompetitor’s Broadband Industry Innovator video series, I speak with Sean Middleton, Director of Strategy and Operations, at Finley, about the importance of middle mile infrastructure for utilities and their potential telco partners […]

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ACI Study Finds Government-Owned Broadband Networks Will Not Bridge the Digital Divide

Posted on September 2, 2021 by Steve Pociaskhttps://www.theamericanconsumer.org/2021/09/aci-study-finds-government-owned-broadband-networks-will-not-bridge-digital-divide/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Today, the American Consumer Institute (ACI) released a new study examining the dangers of government-owned broadband networks at a time when some states and municipalities are flush with stimulus dollars. Despite significant advancements in internet subscribership and record levels of private investment that have led to lower prices and increased speeds for consumers, some persist in calling for the buildout […]

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Facebook’s Terragraph lands under SRG’s microscope: Pass or fail?

by Monica Alleven | Aug 24, 2021 5:09pm As opposed to the hustle of years ago, Facebook’s campus is quiet these days, which made for ideal conditions for SGR’s 60 GHz tests. Spoiler alert: Terragraph passed.(Monica Alleven/Fierce Wireless)ShareFacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint Facebook’s desire to connect more people to the internet is well known, and its Terragraph initiative is one way to […]

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Russia’s efforts to promote cyber norms that serve its interests gain traction in Africa

By Cayley Clifford• 22 August 2021  With cyberspace fast becoming the new battleground for competing norms and influence, there is also a role for civil society in Africa to continue advocating for cyber freedoms. (Image: Hypnobay on Pixabay (public domain)) A proposal by Russia that the United Nations should consider a global cybercrime treaty has been […]

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The benefits and costs of broadband expansion

Sophia Campbell, Jimena Ruiz Castro, and David WesselWednesday, August 18, 2021https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2021/08/18/the-benefits-and-costs-of-broadband-expansion/?utm_source=sendgrid&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletters Sophia Campbell Senior Research Assistant – Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy Jimena Ruiz Castro Research Intern – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy David Wessel Director – The Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy  Senior Fellow – Economic Studies davidmwessel The shift of work and […]

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Tribal wireless boot camp builds community for broadband

Participants in the tribal wireless boot camp learn about how to configure a wireless network. (Christopher Mitchell / Institute for Local Self-Reliance https://statescoop.com/advertising/?id=article&page=article&position=static&categories=county-local&tags=broadband%2Cdigital-divide%2Cnative-americans%2Ctribal-governmenthttps://statescoop.com/advertising/?id=half_page&page=article&position=sticky&categories=county-local&tags=broadband%2Cdigital-divide%2Cnative-americans%2Ctribal-governmentWritten by Colin WoodJUL 26, 2021 | STATESCOOP Several nonprofit groups held a “wireless boot camp” for tribal nations from Northern California this month, the first in what organizers said will be a series […]

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Consumer Reports: Millions of Americans Lack Fast Internet Service

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. This week, guest author James K. Willcox of Consumer Reports guides us through the results of a recent survey on home broadband service. Round-Up for the […]