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Republicans Talk Rural Broadband, But Oppose Measure Democrats Say Would Help

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BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Leading Republican leaders are content to talk up the significance of aiding rural regions by enhancing broadband deployment. But, at least according to this article from The Hill, are actively opposing measures, such as the Community Broadband Act, that Democrats say would help advance better broadband. Instead,
Republicans favor legislation including H.R. 3994, which would establish an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the Commerce Department, and the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, H.R. 4881.

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband, from The Hill:

Lawmakers on Tuesday sparred over ways to bring more investment to rural broadband services.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology heard from experts on the problems with building out rural broadband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the subpanel’s chair, said government needed to complement private investment not compete against it.

She criticized a Democratic bill from Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and others, the Community Broadband Act, that would allow local communities to invest money in building their own networks.

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Source: Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband | TheHill

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Misinformation on Social Media Has Spread Like a Virus, Say Panelists at State of the Net

Tim White

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Photo of Representative Anna Eshoo, during House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Leading Republican leaders are content to talk up the significance of aiding rural regions by enhancing broadband deployment. But, at least according to this article from The Hill, are actively opposing measures, such as the Community Broadband Act, that Democrats say would help advance better broadband. Instead,
Republicans favor legislation including H.R. 3994, which would establish an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the Commerce Department, and the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, H.R. 4881.

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband, from The Hill:

Lawmakers on Tuesday sparred over ways to bring more investment to rural broadband services.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology heard from experts on the problems with building out rural broadband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the subpanel’s chair, said government needed to complement private investment not compete against it.

She criticized a Democratic bill from Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and others, the Community Broadband Act, that would allow local communities to invest money in building their own networks.

[more…]

Source: Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband | TheHill

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Aussie Law Would Make Tech Giants Pay For News, Loon’s Bubble Bursts, Peter Huber Dies

Derek Shumway

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Photo of Loon's balloons floating 20km above sea level, by Project Loon

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Leading Republican leaders are content to talk up the significance of aiding rural regions by enhancing broadband deployment. But, at least according to this article from The Hill, are actively opposing measures, such as the Community Broadband Act, that Democrats say would help advance better broadband. Instead,
Republicans favor legislation including H.R. 3994, which would establish an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the Commerce Department, and the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, H.R. 4881.

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband, from The Hill:

Lawmakers on Tuesday sparred over ways to bring more investment to rural broadband services.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology heard from experts on the problems with building out rural broadband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the subpanel’s chair, said government needed to complement private investment not compete against it.

She criticized a Democratic bill from Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and others, the Community Broadband Act, that would allow local communities to invest money in building their own networks.

[more…]

Source: Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband | TheHill

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A New Broadband Policy Agenda for Schools, Health and Library ‘Anchor Institutions’

Derek Shumway

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Photo of students using computers at the Howard-Tilton Library of Tulane University, used with permission from Tulane Public Relations.

BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Leading Republican leaders are content to talk up the significance of aiding rural regions by enhancing broadband deployment. But, at least according to this article from The Hill, are actively opposing measures, such as the Community Broadband Act, that Democrats say would help advance better broadband. Instead,
Republicans favor legislation including H.R. 3994, which would establish an Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth within the Commerce Department, and the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act, H.R. 4881.

Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband, from The Hill:

Lawmakers on Tuesday sparred over ways to bring more investment to rural broadband services.

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology heard from experts on the problems with building out rural broadband.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), the subpanel’s chair, said government needed to complement private investment not compete against it.

She criticized a Democratic bill from Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) and others, the Community Broadband Act, that would allow local communities to invest money in building their own networks.

[more…]

Source: Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband | TheHill

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