Broadband

Missouri News: U.S. Congressman Sam Graves Applauds FCC’s Rural Broadband Auction Awarding Missouri

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) awarded nearly $255 million to expand rural broadband in the State of Missouri, the most of any state.  This award was distributed through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II Auction, which will award $1.5 billion over 10 years to 45 states.  With Missouri ranking 42nd in … Continue reading Missouri News: U.S. Congressman Sam Graves Applauds FCC’s Rural Broadband Auction Awarding Missouri

Cooperation brings broadband internet service to tiny Missouri town

New high-speed internet service allowed Jamestown/Bunceton game of the Norm Stewart Classic to be broadcast live to worldwide audience on ESPN3 (STL.News) When Jamestown High School squared off against Bunceton February 2 for its annual homecoming basketball game, many more people than the capacity crowd watched the game.  ESPN 3 broadcast the matchup online to … Continue reading Cooperation brings broadband internet service to tiny Missouri town

Missouri Governor Greitens launches rural broadband initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/January 16, 2018 (STL.News) Today Governor Eric Greitens announced that the Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) in partnership with the Missouri Department of Agriculture is launching a new statewide initiative to expand broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas.  Missouri’s rural communities are at a competitive disadvantage when it comes to business … Continue reading Missouri Governor Greitens launches rural broadband initiative

High-speed internet to bring big change in remote Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska /December 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Jeff Kowunna used his drone to record this year’s celebration of another successful bowhead whaling harvest for one of the oldest Alaska Native settlements. The video from the three-day event in remote Point Hope, at the edge of the Arctic Ocean, showed whaling captains sharing the flippers with … Continue reading High-speed internet to bring big change in remote Alaska

Charter won’t have to compete with other cable companies now

NEW YORK (AP)(STL.News) — Federal regulators are letting Charter out of a requirement that would have forced it to compete with other broadband providers and possibly cut prices. The decision relaxes one of the conditions imposed on Charter when it absorbed Time Warner Cable and represents another sign that the country’s telecom cop is tilting … Continue reading Charter won’t have to compete with other cable companies now