Microsoft today announced partnership with Redline Communications to make TV White Space-based broadband internet solution more affordable and accessible in rural areas in the United States and globally. As part of this partnership, Redline will offer its Virtual Fiber radio technology in the TV White Space band to Microsoft Airband Initiative partners. “Our work with … Continue reading Microsoft Partners With Redline to Lower the Cost of TV White Space-Based Broadband Solutions
Microsoft's latest rural broadband push: Microsoft and Declaration Networks today are unveiling plans to deploy broadband using TV White Spaces and other tech in the Eastern Shore of Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland, according to a news release. Source: POLITICO Morning Tech The Microsoft Press Release is HERE In addition to introducing new service and … Continue reading Microsoft’s Latest Rural Broadband Push
Connect Americans Now, a coalition backing the use of TV White Spaces to expand access to rural broadband, now has 100 members. Its membership includes Microsoft and ACT | The App Association. Source: POLITICO Morning Tech From the Connect America Now website: Implications of the Digital Divide • 6.5 million students lack access to high-speed … Continue reading TV White Spaces Group Boosts Ranks – Where is CA? [Updated 03-22-18]
At Governor's Meeting Smith joined the governors of Arkansas and Colorado on stage to discuss the persistent digital divide means fewer education and work opportunities for people without broadband internet access.Smith called for a "digital Marshall Plan" for the country that combines public and private sector investment to ensure those living in rural communities have "the … Continue reading Microsoft President Brad Smith Calls for Digital Marshal Plan
The cable industry, Arris, and CableLabs have been doing some testing of the proposed G5 frequency spectrum. The test result outline some of the challenges broadband providers face in deploying 5G services, including dealing with trees and other foliage. One of the highlights of living in rural Sierra counties is the plethora of trees that … Continue reading Is 5G a Feasible Sierra Broadband Solution?
Microsoft, ACT | The App Association and the National Rural Education Association are among those that have come together to establish a new coalition dedicated to increasing access to rural broadband using TV White Spaces technology. The group, Connect Americans Now, intends to work with the FCC regarding use of low-band spectrum that would help … Continue reading New Rural Broadband Coalition
This disturbing news for potential rural broadband customers comes from Politico's Morning Tech newsletter: "Although the Trump administration doesn't seem inclined to set aside funds for broadband deployment in its forthcoming infrastructure bill, the White House national security strategy released Monday highlighted the need for next-generation 5G wireless to maintain U.S. competitiveness. "We will improve … Continue reading Missing Trump Infrastructure Broadband Funds??