Internet Freedom Restored as FCC Revives Net Neutrality Protections

Internet Freedom Restored as FCC Revives Net Neutrality Protections

As expected, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has moved forward to restore its rules intended to provide a national standard for broadband reliability, security, and consumer protection. Adopted by the Commission in late April and released in early May, the Declaratory Ruling, titled “In the Matter of Safeguarding and Securing the …

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Seeking federal funds, county wants to hear residents’ internet complaints | Local News

Seeking federal funds, county wants to hear residents’ internet complaints | Local News

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Here’s what caused Internet outages in Evansville

Here’s what caused Internet outages in Evansville

EVANSVILLE – Evansville schools, libraries and hospitals have battled widespread Internet outages over the last couple days brought on by multiple sources. On Wednesday, as the area braced for repeated waves of severe weather, both the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. and the public library system saw their access go down. Both receive service through Educational …

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High-speed internet is a necessity for older Oklahomans to age in place

High-speed internet is a necessity for older Oklahomans to age in place

Joe Ann Vermillion  |  Guest columnist Oklahoma has a historic opportunity to expand access to affordable, reliable, high-speed internet to everyone in the state, no matter where they live or their circumstances. Access, however, depends on more than wires, poles and other pieces of infrastructure. It also depends on making sure that internet service is …

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NY to require internet providers to offer low-cost internet option

NY to require internet providers to offer low-cost internet option

Internet service providers in New York are now required to offer low-cost internet for qualifying residents. The Affordable Broadband Act (ABA), which was enacted in 2021 then blocked before it could go into effect, requires internet service providers to offer broadband internet to qualifying households at reduced prices. But a decision from the U.S. Court …

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Ultra-fast 6G internet test reaches 100Gbps speed that’s 500 times faster than 5G as experts hint at when you’ll get it

Ultra-fast 6G internet test reaches 100Gbps speed that’s 500 times faster than 5G as experts hint at when you’ll get it

A 6G transmitter has been created aand has reached the fastest internet capabilities recorded yet. The new technology was created by four companies in Japan putting their best qualities forward to achieve the next generation of ultra-fast internet. 6G internet could bring completely new advancements to technology and communicationCredit: Getty The highest generation of internet …

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35K Tri-County homes set to lose broadband funding aid in May, group says

35K Tri-County homes set to lose broadband funding aid in May, group says

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) – A monthly benefit to help eligible Tri-County households afford broadband internet service is expected to run out of funding in May. The Lowcountry Digital Equity Coalition, a regional public-private partnership focused on digital inclusion in the Tri-County area, says the federal government’s Affordable Connectivity Program provides a $30-per-month benefit for …

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Breaking a Lifeline to the Internet

Breaking a Lifeline to the Internet

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) stopped accepting applications for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a pandemic-era discount for qualified low-income households to obtain reliable and quality broadband service. As of January 1st, over 23 million households were enrolled in the program. Funding is expected to run out in April, months before the original …

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