Verizon expands mobile hotspot plans so you can work & chill just about anywhere

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BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Attention road warriors! Verizon is launching four new mobile hotspot plans, giving you access to the data you need for work and play no matter where your travels take you.

The new mobile hotspot plans range from 15 GB to 150 GB per month, and the top three tiers (Plus, Pro and Premium) give you access to 5G Ultra Wideband1, so you can stream more videos, send bigger files and browse the web at faster speeds. Rather than hope that the Airbnb or hotel you’re staying at has stable Wi-Fi, Verizon gives you the

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Trump Had Plan to Bring Internet to Cuba, Rubio Says

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Well before a renewed freedom movement emerged in Cuba, President Donald Trump had a plan to extend internet access to the island nation, Sen. Marco Rubio says. 

“We were already looking at how to provide internet access,” Rubio, R-Fla., told The Floridian, a news website, in an interview published with video Thursday. “We had made great progress in that regard. It was going to happen in his second term, and obviously, this all stops when [the Biden administration gets] in.”

Rubio said that liberty in Cuba was “a priority” for the Trump administration. He faulted the Biden administration for

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White House says infrastructure deal includes $65 billion for broadband

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On Wednesday, bipartisan Senate negotiators reached a deal on an infrastructure package after weeks of tense discussion. The package includes billions in new funding, including more money to connect every household to high-speed broadband, according to the White House.

The Senate’s infrastructure package is expected to be around $1.2 trillion over the next eight years with around $559 billion in new spending. The White House sent out a press release Wednesday outlining what’s included in the bill, focusing on “hard” infrastructure issues like roads, bridges, EV charging, public transit, and high-speed broadband. Specifically, the package includes a $65 billion “investment

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‘We’re ready to go’: Hanover officials announce plan to bring high-speed internet to the entire county | Govt. and Politics

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On Wednesday night, the board unanimously approved appropriating nearly $17 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding — out of a total of nearly $29.3 million that came to the county for both government and schools — to facilitate high-quality broadband access. The board will use that money as leverage to jumpstart grant applications through the Virginia Telecommunications Initiative in September. The grant announcements are expected to be made in December or early 2022, and funding would be made available by July 2022.

With all of that funding, infrastructure construction could begin in next fall. Budesky said completion could

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Akiak to become first in Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta with high-speed broadband internet

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Mike Williams, Sr., Tribal Chief of Akiak Native Community, pictured here in 2016. Akiak is set to become the first Y-K Delta community with high-speed, broadband internet. (Katie Basile/KYUK)

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta is the second largest region in the United States without access to broadband internet, but not for much longer. One tribe plans to beam down the region’s first broadband speeds from space.

The current state of internet access in the Y-K Delta is abysmal. Three hundred dollars a month buys you 10 Mbps download speeds, which is 100 times slower than what’s offered in many U.S. cities. Families

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How to Manage Your Home Internet Plan’s Data Cap

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The percentage of people who subscribe to a streaming media service has seen a predictable uptick during the pandemic.

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According to Deloitte’s 14th edition of its digital media trends survey, the number of people who subscribe to a streaming media service ticked up in 2020 (imagine that). Add to that a 2020 Statista survey that found that the average American household has at least 10 connected devices. What does this mean? It says we’re using more and more broadband data every month.

That’s all well and good, but a number of internet providers, including major names

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