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Starlink to Provide Mobile Backhaul, Two Digital Learning Firms Merge, Governors Outline Telehealth Effort

Musk looks at mobile backhaul for Starlink, two education entities merge, governors look back at telehealth success.

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SpaceX head Elon Musk

Jun 30, 2021—SpaceX head Elon Musk said at the Mobile World Congress event that Starlink satellites will be heading toward providing mobile backhaul services, according to Telecompetitor.

The backhaul option would allow mobile providers to use capacity from the Starlink satellites to bridge cellular gaps in service.

Musk, according to Telecompetitor, said the company will partner with mobile carriers to help deliver 5G services to rural areas.

Currently, Starlink’s 1,500 low-earth orbit satellites currently provide a direct-to-consumer home internet. With backhaul, Starlink will provide services directly to telecoms.

Education tech firm buys Harvard, MIT nonprofit

Education technology company 2U Inc. is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for $800 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The deal combines the two universities in online instruction as more educational institutions push more aggressively to expand digital learning.

All proceeds will go toward a nonprofit and focus on reducing inequalities across education. Built by edX, it will maintain an open-access course platform and work to minimize the digital divide that serves as a barrier to many young children and adults.

Governors lead in expanding broadband access to telehealth

In a blog post last Friday, the National Governors Association (NGA) said governors across the nation have successfully increased affordable broadband to households, which has gone into addressing telehealth needs.

The post lists a number of initiatives by governors, including targeting telehealth with broadband grant programs, expanding eligibility to a wider swath of telehealth providers and loosening restrictions on prescribing medicine remotely.

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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New York Drops $15 Internet, Lumen Gets Army Contract, Illinois Signs Telehealth Bill

New York drops $15 internet after interim court decision, Lumen gets army contract for broadband, Illinois allows telehealth for all.

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Jun 30, 2021—SpaceX head Elon Musk said at the Mobile World Congress event that Starlink satellites will be heading toward providing mobile backhaul services, according to Telecompetitor.

The backhaul option would allow mobile providers to use capacity from the Starlink satellites to bridge cellular gaps in service.

Musk, according to Telecompetitor, said the company will partner with mobile carriers to help deliver 5G services to rural areas.

Currently, Starlink’s 1,500 low-earth orbit satellites currently provide a direct-to-consumer home internet. With backhaul, Starlink will provide services directly to telecoms.

Education tech firm buys Harvard, MIT nonprofit

Education technology company 2U Inc. is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for $800 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The deal combines the two universities in online instruction as more educational institutions push more aggressively to expand digital learning.

All proceeds will go toward a nonprofit and focus on reducing inequalities across education. Built by edX, it will maintain an open-access course platform and work to minimize the digital divide that serves as a barrier to many young children and adults.

Governors lead in expanding broadband access to telehealth

In a blog post last Friday, the National Governors Association (NGA) said governors across the nation have successfully increased affordable broadband to households, which has gone into addressing telehealth needs.

The post lists a number of initiatives by governors, including targeting telehealth with broadband grant programs, expanding eligibility to a wider swath of telehealth providers and loosening restrictions on prescribing medicine remotely.

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FCC C-Band 5G Licenses, Proposed Antitrust Bill Harms Startups, Klobuchar Bill Takes Heat

FCC prioritizes mid-band spectrum, proposed antitrust bill will damage startups, Amy Klobuchar’s proposed Section 230 reform takes on heat.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota

Jun 30, 2021—SpaceX head Elon Musk said at the Mobile World Congress event that Starlink satellites will be heading toward providing mobile backhaul services, according to Telecompetitor.

The backhaul option would allow mobile providers to use capacity from the Starlink satellites to bridge cellular gaps in service.

Musk, according to Telecompetitor, said the company will partner with mobile carriers to help deliver 5G services to rural areas.

Currently, Starlink’s 1,500 low-earth orbit satellites currently provide a direct-to-consumer home internet. With backhaul, Starlink will provide services directly to telecoms.

Education tech firm buys Harvard, MIT nonprofit

Education technology company 2U Inc. is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for $800 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The deal combines the two universities in online instruction as more educational institutions push more aggressively to expand digital learning.

All proceeds will go toward a nonprofit and focus on reducing inequalities across education. Built by edX, it will maintain an open-access course platform and work to minimize the digital divide that serves as a barrier to many young children and adults.

Governors lead in expanding broadband access to telehealth

In a blog post last Friday, the National Governors Association (NGA) said governors across the nation have successfully increased affordable broadband to households, which has gone into addressing telehealth needs.

The post lists a number of initiatives by governors, including targeting telehealth with broadband grant programs, expanding eligibility to a wider swath of telehealth providers and loosening restrictions on prescribing medicine remotely.

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Infrastructure Bill With Higher Speeds, 5G Apple Phones, California Broadband, FTC Bill

Leaked infra proposal has base 100 Mbps speeds, Apple’s phones getting 5G, Newsom signs broadband bill, FTC money recovery bill.

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY

Jun 30, 2021—SpaceX head Elon Musk said at the Mobile World Congress event that Starlink satellites will be heading toward providing mobile backhaul services, according to Telecompetitor.

The backhaul option would allow mobile providers to use capacity from the Starlink satellites to bridge cellular gaps in service.

Musk, according to Telecompetitor, said the company will partner with mobile carriers to help deliver 5G services to rural areas.

Currently, Starlink’s 1,500 low-earth orbit satellites currently provide a direct-to-consumer home internet. With backhaul, Starlink will provide services directly to telecoms.

Education tech firm buys Harvard, MIT nonprofit

Education technology company 2U Inc. is buying web-based course provider edX, a nonprofit founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for $800 million, according to the Wall Street Journal.

The deal combines the two universities in online instruction as more educational institutions push more aggressively to expand digital learning.

All proceeds will go toward a nonprofit and focus on reducing inequalities across education. Built by edX, it will maintain an open-access course platform and work to minimize the digital divide that serves as a barrier to many young children and adults.

Governors lead in expanding broadband access to telehealth

In a blog post last Friday, the National Governors Association (NGA) said governors across the nation have successfully increased affordable broadband to households, which has gone into addressing telehealth needs.

The post lists a number of initiatives by governors, including targeting telehealth with broadband grant programs, expanding eligibility to a wider swath of telehealth providers and loosening restrictions on prescribing medicine remotely.

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