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  • GAO: Gov't funded broadband benefits small businesses

    Government-funded broadband projects have led to higher speeds and lower prices for U.S. small businesses, despite opposition from some in Congress, according to an auditor's report.

    Written by Grant Gross10 March 14 20:27
  • Rural carriers complain about broadband obstacles

    Rural telecom and broadband providers in the U.S. face big challenges in connecting their most remote customers, as the U.S. Federal Communications Commission transitions away from old telephone subsidies, a group of providers told lawmakers.

    Written by Grant Gross09 April 13 19:48
  • US lawmakers look for waste in broadband stimulus

    Some Republican lawmakers on Wednesday accused two U.S. agencies of wasting hundreds of millions of dollars in broadband stimulus money on failed projects, but supporters of the broadband spending questioned the Republican numbers.

    Written by Grant Gross27 Feb. 13 19:59
  • Study: Broadband stimulus overlapped existing service

    Three large broadband projects funded recently by the U.S. Rural Utilities Service (RUS) largely cover areas already served by broadband providers, according to a study released Wednesday by a trade group representing cable broadband providers.

    Written by Grant Gross14 April 11 08:03
  • Lawmakers tell agencies to return unused broadband funds

    A U.S. Congress subcommittee has approved a bill requiring two government agencies to return any unused money from broadband deployment programs that were part of a huge 2009 economic stimulus package.

    Written by Grant Gross02 April 11 04:53