Inexpensive Internet available to thousands in Erie

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Families of school-age children learned during the COVID-19 pandemic that fast, reliable Internet service has become a necessity.

Too many students couldn’t access their online classes because of sluggish Internet speeds. Some school districts created Wi-fi fi zones outside of their school buildings, while others distributed cellular hot spots to families.

As northwestern Pennsylvania prepares for the 2021-22 school year, and the Delta variant threatens to slow down the county’s emergence from the pandemic, there is a way for many families to receive inexpensive, fast Internet service.

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The Spectrum Internet Assist program provides high-speed (30 mpbs) internet service for $17.99

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Kinetic by Windstream home internet review: Results may vary

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When you’re shopping for internet in rural areas, options are often limited to either satellite or whatever local provider happens to be available. If Kinetic by Windstream is that wild-card provider, your internet options are likely better than most across the broadband divide.

Kinetic (the brand name for Windstream’s internet service, similar to how Spectrum and Xfinity are the brand names for internet service from Charter Communications and Comcast, respectively) offers faster speeds than you’ll find in most rural areas and the internet plans are cheap, or at least it can be, for any

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Joe Biden considers Marco Rubio, Ron DeSantis-backed plan for internet in Cuba

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President Joe Biden is looking for ways to help Cubans as they protest the island’s communist dictatorship, including a plan raised by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and Gov. Ron DeSantis for open internet access.

Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, mentioned the proposal in a letter last week to Biden after a pro-democracy uprising in Cuba. Rubio and DeSantis elevated the plan for free satellite internet access throughout the week as they rallied support, including from federal officials.

Earlier this month, the regime moved to quickly cut off internet access to stop images of the protests from being broadcast

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Internet Plan | Which One Is The Best Choice For You?

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Australia has just completed its largest infrastructure upgrade in history, the National Broadband Network. It’s the biggest change we have seen to how we connect to the internet and the speeds available. Assessing your needs and the providers available can be a daunting step but we’re fortunate to have multiple options so there’s definitely an internet plan out there for you.

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Governor Newsom Signs Historic Broadband Legislation to Help Bridge Digital Divide

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$6 billion investment to expand broadband infrastructure and enhance internet access for unserved and underserved communities

Part of comprehensive California Comeback Plan to accelerate the state’s recovery and address our most persistent challenges

TRAVER – At a rural elementary school in Tulare County, Governor Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to advance the state’s commitment to bridging the digital divide by increasing equitable, affordable access to high-speed internet service across California. Through a $6 billion multi-year investment, more Californians will be able to access broadband coverage with the construction of a state-owned open access middle mile network and last mile projects

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Internet service providers spent $230M on lobbying, donations: report

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Internet service providers and their trade associations spent more than $230 million on lobbying and political donations during the 116th Congress as they influenced legislation to expand broadband access, according to a report released Monday.

Left-leaning watchdog group Common Cause authored the report in partnership with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and cited data from OpenSecrets.org.

While the internet provider industry is powered by only a handful of companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon, it typically outspends most industries on lobbying, including the real estate and tech industries. The leading telecom companies regularly rank among the top PAC

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