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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Industry News – 4-27-18

The USDA has announced that it is accepting applications for the 17th year of rural broadband loans. The agency plans to make more than $100 million available through its Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program. Applicants must use funds to provide a minimum speed of 25 megabits downstream and 3 upstream, and priority […]


Industry News

It’s another five years for PA PUC Chairman Gladys Brown, who was unanimously confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, and sworn in during the Commission’s public meeting yesterday. Brown offered that “the Commission has many very important issues ahead”; specifically highlighting implementation of the new One Call program, increasing broadband access in unserved/underserved areas and […]


Industry News – 4-13-18

The federal government’s star witness in the AT&T-Time Warner merger case took the stand this week and threw a sizeable number before the court as to the consumer cost of the union. UC Berkeley professor and economist Carl Shapiro testified that consumers would pay $571 million more in year 2021 if the merger were allowed […]