Senate backs gov’s $100 million internet plan and $20 million Ft. Pierre-Rapid City rail project

Andreas Milano

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — All 34 senators present Wednesday supported Governor Kristi Noem’s effort to further expand broadband internet into underserved areas throughout South Dakota and to provide state assistance to a privately owned railroad to improve service west of the Missouri River.

“We will enable people to live where they want to live and work anywhere on the planet,” John Wiik said about the internet program.

SB 34 calls for $75 million of state funding for 50-50 grants with companies that provide broadband service. The governor plans

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Verizon customers with both wireless and Fios Home Internet can save more

Andreas Milano

What you need to know:

  • Verizon Mobile + Home Rewards offers additional monthly discounts to customers that sign up for both Verizon wireless and Fios Home Internet

  • For a limited time, new customers can get both Verizon Unlimited and Fios Home Internet for as low as $79.99/mo w/Auto Pay1

  • Register through Verizon Up in My Verizon and get up to $40/mo off in total monthly savings2

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Ultra-fast connections come with extra benefits when customers choose Verizon for both wireless and home Internet.

We call it Verizon Mobile + Home Rewards, and it helps get

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T-Mobile goes all in on Enterprise solutions, announces 5G Home Office Internet and cloud-based collaboration

Andreas Milano

T-Mobile announces a new platform for enterprise customers. It is launching three new products that leverage T-Mobile’s 5G network and a partnership with Dialpad. Among the products announced, T-Mobile will begin offering “Home Office 5G Internet” plans that compete with cable providers.

It will also be getting into the cloud-based collaboration business that can replace an office-based PBX, video and voice conferencing, and integrates with Office 365 apps. Finally, there’s a full enterprise solution that includes unlimited 5G data.

Starting with T-Mobile’s Home Office 5G, this will come with a dedicated 5G router. With the way T-Mobile is wording this,

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites

Andreas Milano

SpaceX launched another batch of Starlink internet satellites early Thursday in the first of two back-to-back Falcon 9 flights to put 120 broadband relay stations into orbit in less than three days.

The company’s 18th dedicated Starlink mission shot away from pad 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 1:19 a.m. EST, shattering the deep overnight calm with a thundering roar and a burst of sky-lighting flame from the booster’s nine first stage engines.

A time exposure captures the sky-lighting path of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 60 Starlink internet satellites as it climbs away from the
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How to Make Sense of GameStop? The Internet Turns to Beer and Puppets

Andreas Milano

To help explain the complexities of the GameStop market frenzy, Brianna Parkins turned to two tall cans of Guinness, a sad-looking gray dog puppet and a pile of candy.

In her series of short TikTok explainers, Ms. Parkins casts the puppet as a hedge-fund manager looking to short a can of Guinness, reaping profits (that would be the candy) along the way. A white plaster statue enters the scene—representing the popular Reddit forum WallStreetBets—and buys up not one, but two cans of Guinness. “This is bad news for your hedge funds,” she says, waving the puppet to the camera.… Read More

SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet, still in beta, now has more than 10,000 users worldwide

Andreas Milano

Elon Musk et al. around each other: SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • SpaceX said in a public filing Thursday that Starlink has more than 10,000 users in the US and abroad.
  • Elon Musk’s aerospace company launched the Starlink public beta in October.
  • In the filing, SpaceX requested that it be made eligible for federal cash to expand Starlink.
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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service has amassed more than 10,000 users across the world, just four months after entering beta, Elon Musk’s aerospace company said in a filing Thursday.

SpaceX said in

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