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Biden Revokes Chinese App Ban Order, Chinese Tech Counter Bill Passes Senate, Switch Data Centers

Biden revokes Chinese app ban EO, Senate passes spending bill to counter China, Switch building data centers.

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Jun 9, 2021–President Joe Biden revoked executive orders signed by the Trump administration targeting Chinese applications Tik Tok and We Chat.

Instead, Biden has issued a new executive order that calls upon the Commerce Department to conduct a review of software applications connected to foreign adversaries.

This order will also require software applications to be reviewed when developed, designed, manufactured, or sold by persons from the People’s Republic of China.

Technology spending plan passes Senate

The Senate has passed a $250-billion spending plan Tuesday that is intended to counter the technological influence of China.

The bill, called the US Innovation and Competition Act, will go toward promoting industrial production and technological research, including semiconductor development and manufacturing.

Supporters of the bill say the package is one of the most significant investments in industry and scientific research that the country has seen in decades.

The legislation will now go to the House for a vote.

Switch building a data center in Texas

Las Vegas-based Switch said it plans to build 1.7-million square foot data centers next to Dell’s Global Headquarters in central Texas.

The data center will supply data storage capabilities for banks, health companies, cloud services, and movie theatres from all over the world.

The Las Vegas company, which bought the land, will ask for authorization from the city of Round Rock, Texas, to rezone the area for its data facilities.

The city’s zoning commission is scheduled to hold a public meeting on June 16.

Reporter Mike Ogunji is from Columbus, Ohio, and studied public relations and information technology at the University of Cincinnati. He has been involved in the Model United Nations and We The People. Mike enjoys books, basketball, broadband and exploring the backwoods.

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AT&T Labelling Over 1B Robocalls, NTIA Updates Broadband Guide, Fiber Assoc. Says Current Speeds Inadequate

AT&T is now labelling over 1 billion spam calls, NTIA updated broadband guide, FBA says speeds inadequate.

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John Stankey, CEO of AT&T

Jun 9, 2021–President Joe Biden revoked executive orders signed by the Trump administration targeting Chinese applications Tik Tok and We Chat.

Instead, Biden has issued a new executive order that calls upon the Commerce Department to conduct a review of software applications connected to foreign adversaries.

This order will also require software applications to be reviewed when developed, designed, manufactured, or sold by persons from the People’s Republic of China.

Technology spending plan passes Senate

The Senate has passed a $250-billion spending plan Tuesday that is intended to counter the technological influence of China.

The bill, called the US Innovation and Competition Act, will go toward promoting industrial production and technological research, including semiconductor development and manufacturing.

Supporters of the bill say the package is one of the most significant investments in industry and scientific research that the country has seen in decades.

The legislation will now go to the House for a vote.

Switch building a data center in Texas

Las Vegas-based Switch said it plans to build 1.7-million square foot data centers next to Dell’s Global Headquarters in central Texas.

The data center will supply data storage capabilities for banks, health companies, cloud services, and movie theatres from all over the world.

The Las Vegas company, which bought the land, will ask for authorization from the city of Round Rock, Texas, to rezone the area for its data facilities.

The city’s zoning commission is scheduled to hold a public meeting on June 16.

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FCC’s Starks on Speeds, Starlink’s Heat Problems, Louisiana Awaits $180M Broadband Signing

Geoffrey Starks says speeds are outdated, Starlink users complain of heat-impacted services, Louisiana waiting on $180 million for broadband.

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FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks

Jun 9, 2021–President Joe Biden revoked executive orders signed by the Trump administration targeting Chinese applications Tik Tok and We Chat.

Instead, Biden has issued a new executive order that calls upon the Commerce Department to conduct a review of software applications connected to foreign adversaries.

This order will also require software applications to be reviewed when developed, designed, manufactured, or sold by persons from the People’s Republic of China.

Technology spending plan passes Senate

The Senate has passed a $250-billion spending plan Tuesday that is intended to counter the technological influence of China.

The bill, called the US Innovation and Competition Act, will go toward promoting industrial production and technological research, including semiconductor development and manufacturing.

Supporters of the bill say the package is one of the most significant investments in industry and scientific research that the country has seen in decades.

The legislation will now go to the House for a vote.

Switch building a data center in Texas

Las Vegas-based Switch said it plans to build 1.7-million square foot data centers next to Dell’s Global Headquarters in central Texas.

The data center will supply data storage capabilities for banks, health companies, cloud services, and movie theatres from all over the world.

The Las Vegas company, which bought the land, will ask for authorization from the city of Round Rock, Texas, to rezone the area for its data facilities.

The city’s zoning commission is scheduled to hold a public meeting on June 16.

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FCC on Chinese Telecom Ban, NTIA Map ‘Limited,’ New Proposal to Close the Digital Divide

The FCC approves ban on Chinese telecom companies, NTIA map has ‘limited value,’ open access conduit key to bridge divide.

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Jun 9, 2021–President Joe Biden revoked executive orders signed by the Trump administration targeting Chinese applications Tik Tok and We Chat.

Instead, Biden has issued a new executive order that calls upon the Commerce Department to conduct a review of software applications connected to foreign adversaries.

This order will also require software applications to be reviewed when developed, designed, manufactured, or sold by persons from the People’s Republic of China.

Technology spending plan passes Senate

The Senate has passed a $250-billion spending plan Tuesday that is intended to counter the technological influence of China.

The bill, called the US Innovation and Competition Act, will go toward promoting industrial production and technological research, including semiconductor development and manufacturing.

Supporters of the bill say the package is one of the most significant investments in industry and scientific research that the country has seen in decades.

The legislation will now go to the House for a vote.

Switch building a data center in Texas

Las Vegas-based Switch said it plans to build 1.7-million square foot data centers next to Dell’s Global Headquarters in central Texas.

The data center will supply data storage capabilities for banks, health companies, cloud services, and movie theatres from all over the world.

The Las Vegas company, which bought the land, will ask for authorization from the city of Round Rock, Texas, to rezone the area for its data facilities.

The city’s zoning commission is scheduled to hold a public meeting on June 16.

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