Governor Abbott Signs Broadband Related Bills To Expand Access

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An estimated 877,000 Texans do not have access to broadband at home

Austin, Texas (June 22, 2021) – Gov. Greg Abbott last week signed HB 5 and SB 507, along with several other broadband-related bills. Each measure establishes new approaches to expanding broadband (high-speed internet) access, adoption, and use across Texas.

“Each piece of legislation tackles the need for better internet access in different ways,” said Jennifer Harris, State Program Director, Connected Nation Texas. “House Bill 5 looks at the issue in a coordinated way, establishing a State Broadband Office among other things, and Senate Bill 507

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Maxing out the internet: it’s time to upgrade your fibre plan

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Ever get the feeling that your internet isn’t quite up to it when everyone’s online at the same time? That’s a reality for a lot of Kiwi households, because we’re a nation of connectivity lovers.

The good news is that even if you’re on the awesome ultrafast fibre broadband network, there is probably a much better fibre plan available.

The internet is now part and parcel of our everyday lives. The best way to appreciate that is to go without a fast connection for a day or two; while the bach, bush and beach are truly among our most bountiful

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Newsom wants state to give students access to Wi-Fi

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When private enterprise cannot — or will not — provide a vital public service, then it is government’s responsibility to step up.

In the last century, a growing California desperately needed reliable water deliveries, so state, federal and local governments responded with massive projects.

When we needed a freeway network to facilitate economic expansion and mobility, the federal and state governments poured pavement.

Some local governments created public power systems to provide electricity when private utilities wouldn’t or charged too much.

Many California political leaders dreamed of a high-speed rail line linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. So the state

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Biden-Harris Should Be All-In On Mobile Broadband To Reach Equity And Connectivity Goals

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Biden-Harris Americans Jobs Plans has some laudable goals for broadband like 100% coverage, more affordability for the economically disadvantaged, and greater competition. These goals are met best by technologies competing on their merits, rather than politicians picking winners. It’s unfortunate that the Biden-Harris plan discounts, if not

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Skelton: Newsom wants California state-owned broadband

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When private enterprise cannot — or will not — provide a vital public service, then it is government’s responsibility to step up.

In the last century, a growing California desperately needed reliable water deliveries, so state, federal and local governments responded with massive projects.

When we needed a freeway network to facilitate economic expansion and mobility, the federal and state governments poured pavement.

Some local governments created public power systems to provide electricity when private utilities wouldn’t or charged too much.

Many California political leaders dreamed of a high-speed rail line linking Los Angeles and San Francisco. So the state

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A real estate mogul has a $100 million plan to save the internet

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Frank McCourt, the billionaire real estate mogul and former owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, is pouring $100 million into an attempt to rebuild the foundations of social media. The effort, which he has loftily named Project Liberty, centers on the construction of a publicly accessible database of people’s social connections, allowing users to move records of their relationships between social media services instead of being locked into a few dominant apps. 

The undercurrent to Project Liberty is a fear of the power that a few huge companies — and specifically Facebook Inc. — have amassed over the last decade.

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