Orange Co. working to expand broadband access

ORANGE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) – Orange County-based FiberLync is working to connect people to high-speed internet across the county. The county faces a lot of obstacles – from funding to supply chain shortage – and this project is 15 years in the making. FiberLync CEO and Chairman of the Board James White says they started … Read more

NC to receive at least $100 million to improve high-speed internet access :: WRAL.com

Some $45 billion of funding under the infrastructure law will be allotted nationwide to improve access to high-speed internet. North Carolina is due to receive at least $100 million of that funding. Show Transcript OUR CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THEIR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND COMMUNITIES >> ALL AMERICANS WILL HAVE HIGH-SPEED INTERNET BY 2030. THAT … Read more

Cooper to discuss federal support to increase NC internet access :: WRAL.com

By Michelle Mackonochie, WRAL anchor/reporter Durham, NC — Gov. Roy Cooper is expected to announce a broadband deal that could be a game changer for many North Carolina residents and businesses. Cooper will be at The Kramden Institute along NC Highway 55 to talk about the new federal support that will help increase internet access. … Read more

Govt. Cooper expected to make announcement on broadband internet access :: WRAL.com

Dozens of officers and deputies were at a home in Zebulon early Friday morning investigating a homicide after one man was killed in a shooting. A family friend said that a 40-year-old man was shot in the head behind his home after being robbed in his friend’s yard. Show Transcript CANIACS THEY CAN GET IN … Read more

Want to pay $30 (or nothing) for high-speed internet? See if your Berkshire household qualifies | Local News

State Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli, Ashley Stolba, undersecretary of housing and economic development, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Gov. Charlie Baker get a tour of the new internet infrastructure in Becket by Jamie Cincotta, utility foreman of Whip City Fiber. Broadband initiatives have been critical to getting the rural Berkshires connected. Now a federal plan … Read more

How to apply for federal internet discount

Many families in low-income households in the United States are now eligible to get a $30 per month discount on their internet bills, which could end up being free broadband in some cases. The money for benefit, called the Affordable Connectivity Program, comes from a bipartisan infrastructure law announced by President Joe Biden on Monday. … Read more

Tennesseans could see gap close in internet divide

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (WTVF) — Having high-speed internet in our home is something so many of us can take for granted. But the reality is, thousands of people in Middle Tennessee’s most rural counties don’t have high-speed internet access. But a new Biden Administration program hopes to further close the digital divide. Of all the resources … Read more

How to get a $30 monthly internet discount

Many families in low-income households are now eligible to get a $30 per month discount on their internet bills, which could end up being free broadband in some cases. The money for benefit, called the Affordable Connectivity Program, comes from a bipartisan infrastructure law. The White House says that 20 major internet providers have agreed … Read more

City to pull the plug on plan for cheap, fast internet for low-income Torontonians

Toronto is poised to pull the plug indefinitely on plans to create a municipal broadband network aimed at ensuring access to cheap, fast internet for low-income Torontonians. After hearing skepticism last month from members of Mayor John Tory’s executive committee, and friendly lobbying of politicians and officials by Canada’s telecom giants, city staff on Tuesday … Read more

Starlink is still catching up to fixed broadband

Elon Musk has high hopes for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service, hyping its billion-dollar revenue potential and its ability to provide high-speed internet to all corners of the globe. But SpaceX has launched just 2,000 satellites out of the tens of thousands on deck for deployment, and people are paying high costs to tap Starlink … Read more