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Americans With Access to Broadband Jumped Over Past Two Years, Says Commerce Department’s NTIA

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WASHINGTON, May 20, 2013 – The percentage of Americans with access to broadband speeds of at least 3 Megabits per second (Mbps) download and 768 Kilobits per second (Kbps) upload grew from 95 percent in 2010 to 98 percent in 2012, according to a report issued by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The blog…

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Verizon Seeks to Offer an LTE Network in Alaska

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WASHINGTON, August 30, 2010 – A recent filing by Verizon to the Federal Communications Commission shows that the firm may set up a long-term evolution network in Alaska. The filing was an application for the acquisition of the 700 megahertz band from Triad

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Alaska Picks Connected Nation for Mapping

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WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – Alaska has chosen to change its designated mapping entity. The state has decided that rather than having the Denali Commission, an independent federal agency which is tasked with providing utilities within the state, conduct the mapping they have contracted Connected Nation. The firm already has a number of other mapping contracts across the country and has setup an entity within the state, Connected Alaska to do the actual mapping activities.

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Gates Foundation Looks To Expand Upon Prior Grant to Libraries Offering Broadband

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WASHINGTON, December 1, 2009 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Tuesday it will provide close to $3.4 million in grants to improve Internet connections for libraries in five states. The foundation is also partnering with 14 other states to assist efforts by libraries to secure some of the $7.2 billion in federal stimulus funds allotted by Congress in January to expand broadband deployment and adoption.

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Updates Made to the List of NTIA Comments

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WASHINGTON, May 25, 2009 – The List of NTIA Comments has been updated to include summaries of additional comments filed with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

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