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SpaceX, Hughes and Viasat qualify to bid for $20.4 billion in FCC rural broadband subsidies

WASHINGTON — SpaceX, Hughes Network Systems and Viasat are eligible to compete for a share of the $20.4 billion in broadband subsidies the FCC plans to dole out under the…

Washington state’s broadband guru on an internet moonshot and being a metaphorical prom king

Russ Elliott in his man-cave COVID-19 workspace. (Photo courtesy of Russ Elliott) When a buddy of Russ Elliott‘s asked if he’d join him in starting a telecom company, he flat…

AT&T took $283 million but didn’t deploy required broadband, Mississippi says

Enlarge / A man walks with an umbrella outside of AT&T corporate headquarters on March 13, 2020, in Dallas, Texas. AT&T falsely told the US government that it met its…

Old TV knocked out village’s broadband every day for 18 months

Sept. 22 (UPI) — Engineers investigating why an entire Welsh village lost broadband signal at the same time every day for 18 months said they finally identified the source: an…

An Old TV Crashed an Entire Village’s Broadband for 18 Months

If your broadband keeps going haywire, maybe someone nearby is using an ancient television set. News out of the U.K. this week revealed that such an issue knocked out the…

Ireland’s rural broadband plan is 3 years ahead of schedule: McCourt

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and US business man David McCourt who leads The Irish Broadband consortium sign the National Broadband plan. Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images DUBLIN — Ireland’s 3…

EU Said to Lean Against a Merger of Italy Broadband Networks

(Bloomberg) — The European Union’s antitrust arm would likely oppose Italy’s plan to create a single national broadband network controlled by former monopoly Telecom Italia SpA, according to people familiar…

Mississippi Investigates AT&T $300 Million Plan To Expand Rural Broadband

Topline As states across the country scramble to get reliable internet service to low-income and rural areas during the pandemic, the state of Mississippi has subpoenaed telecommunications giant AT&T, seeking…

Vodafone CEO Warns Italy Single Broadband Network Could Be Step Back: Press | Technology News

MILAN (Reuters) – The head of Vodafone Group said Italy’s plan to create a single fast broadband network in which Telecom Italia would hold a majority stake could be a…