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Who needs high-speed broadband?

National Broadband Plan, FCC

On paper, the main crux of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) recently released National Broadband Plan is fairly straightforward: help 100 million rural, underprivileged and otherwise underserved households across the U.S. get access to the Internet at speeds of at least 100 megabits per second over the next decade. The reality of the country’s efforts [...]

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FCC reveals additional details of its plan to blanket the country with broadband

FCC, National Broadband Plan

About a third of all Americans still lack broadband access to the Internet. At its Digital Inclusion Summit, held Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provided a preview of its upcoming National Broadband Plan (NBP) to provide high-speed Internet access to the estimated 93 million people in the U.S. without it. The [...]

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Wireless tech taking a toll on Earth science and astronomy

FCC,wireless,radio, astronomy

Nearly lost amidst the breathless anticipation of all things wireless—whether it’s the latest smart phone, free Internet hot spot or GPS navigation system—is the potential impact these gadgets may have on scientific instruments that likewise need access to the electromagnetic spectrum. Yet the proliferation of wireless technologies, licensed and otherwise, grabbing increasingly more spectrum bandwidth [...]

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