Gov. Cuomo signs legislation ensuring affordable internet to low-income families

Andreas Milano

The program will require internet service providers to offer a $15 per month high-speed internet plan to low-income households.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Buffalo Friday to announce that he has signed legislation that would provide affordable internet to low-income families across the state. 

The program, which the state says is the first in the nation, will require internet service providers to offer a $15 per month high-speed internet plan to low-income households.

According to the state, 43% of people nationwide earning less than $30,000 are not connected to the internet at home, and 26%

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Biden infrastructure plan calls for $100 billion to fix broadband internet

Andreas Milano

President Biden’s $2 trillion American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal used a broader definition of infrastructure than most people tend to associate with the word. It took on everything from roads, pipes, and electricity to climate change, union jobs, and inequality.

It also provided $100 billion to America’s digital infrastructure, with a lofty goal of giving all Americans access to the affordable, reliable high-speed internet they need to participate in today’s economy. The plan is short on specifics for now, but the vast majority of that money will go to building out high-speed broadband connections to the millions of Americans who

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AT&T home internet: All you need to know


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AT&T is still one of the most familiar brand names in a world that is constantly expanding and evolving. As kids, we learned about Alexander Graham Bell’s invention of the telephone, and now our kids are essentially born holding phones. 

But AT&T isn’t just about home phones and mobile plans. It has a number of broadband options and has announced plans for further fiber expansion. Let’s explore the options available if you want to get online with AT&T right now.

What internet plans does AT&T offer?

AT&T currently offers three fiber internet plans, none of which come

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Biden’s $100B Broadband Plan Gives Big Tech A Free Ride

Andreas Milano

The White House recently called for 100 percent high speed broadband coverage with a whopping $100 billion price tag. The goal to ensure coverage to all Americans is commendable as is the focus on people in rural areas. However the Biden plan ignores the reality of landline broadband provision in rural America, which is largely delivered by small-scale and family-owned businesses. Moreover, it rejects incorporating Big Tech in network cost recovery, even though

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China’s Dystopian “New IP” Plan Shows Need for Renewed US Commitment to Internet Governance

Andreas Milano

China released its 14th Five-Year plan for economic development last month, including its intended next steps in technology. The blueprint makes clear that, even before the ink is dry on many 5G contracts for broadband telecommunications, China and its networking giant Huawei are gearing up to ensure their vision of the internet goes global.

But Huawei’s plans for 6G and beyond make U.S. concerns over 5G look paltry: Huawei is proposing a fundamental internet redesign, which it calls “New IP,” designed to build “intrinsic security” into the web. Intrinsic security means that individuals must register to use the

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The American Jobs Plan Is the Wrong Solution to the Digital Divide

Andreas Milano

Executive Summary

  • The Biden Administration’s American Jobs Plan (AJP) includes a proposed $100 billion investment to ensure every American has access to high-speed internet.
  • The AJP emphasizes municipal broadband, implies a movement toward price controls, and is marked by one-size-fits-all solutions, all of which could deter investment in infrastructure, drive out competition, and ultimately harm consumers.
  • To truly “future proof” our internet infrastructure and expand access to high-speed internet, policymakers should also continue the light-touch regulatory approach that embraces private-sector leadership and emerging technologies such as satellite internet and 5G in addition to traditional broadband.

Introduction

The Biden Administration’s recently

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