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So tired of @lawandeconomics argument that poor people just don't want #broadband & we don't know why. Why don't more people participate in #Lifeline? Maybe bc the subsidy is tiny & the Trump @FCC did its level best to make it hard to get. wired.com/story/opinion-…. #SubCommTech
@lawandeconomics @FCC I also invite anybody to go to their local library & wait a few hours to use the computers with free Internet access. #SubCommTech
@lawandeconomics @FCC Those with their hair aflame over "government-run broadband" seem unaware that the most common models today are public-private partnerships & open access networks which give commercial ISPs the opportunity to provide connectivity outside their service areas. #SubCommTech
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Looking forward to hearing fr @ChrisJ_Lewis @FranOchillo & @joitweets talk about how gov't can foster digital equity - both in affordability & availability at today's @EnergyCommerce hearing at 11:30. WATCH: energycommerce.house.gov/committee-acti… #SubCommTech
@ChrisJ_Lewis @FranOchillo @joitweets @EnergyCommerce Special thanks to @FrankPallone @USRepMikeDoyle & the amazing @EnergyCommerce staff for keeping focus on #broadband affordability & how 2 ensure that low-income residents get robust high speed service.
@ChrisJ_Lewis @FranOchillo @joitweets @EnergyCommerce @FrankPallone @USRepMikeDoyle .@USRepMikeDoyle gives a big nod to community #broadband & open access networks as drivers of competition - lowering prices & improving services from competitors & incumbents. #SubCommTech
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/02/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/02/dai…
Israeli scholars find millions-year-old human traces in ‘Miracle’ Cave

jpost.com/archaeology/is…

#israel #HumanHistory #caves #archaeology #discovery
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INFOGRAPHIC🔎President Biden’s ambitious #Infrastructure plan includes a varied package of initiatives, from traditional projects like roads and bridges to #Climate initiatives and programs outside the traditional infrastructure scope. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/biden-admins-2…
Below is a summary of proposed expenditures under the $2 trillion-plus #AmericanJobsPlan that Democrats will try to pass through a nearly evenly split Congress in the coming months, which Biden says is the 1st in his 2-part economic plan.
Biden's plan includes $621 billion for transportation infrastructure and resilience projects, including $115 billion to modernize bridges, highways and roads.

This also includes funding to improve #AirQuality, limit greenhouse gas #Emissions, and reduce congestion.
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Just got notification of an amended copy of the Education, Labor, Housing and Family Assistance (ELFA) Budget Bill.
The just released C-print of the ELFA budget bill includes a #Broadband program for low-income New Yorkers.
The ELFA Budget bill includes the "COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM OF 2021." Payments can cover rental and utility arrears going back to March 2020 and up to 3 months of prospective rent. Only "rent burdened" households can get prospective rent relief. #RentRelief
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And there you have it! Seems confirmation of the "Guowang" (GW/国网) from Bao Weimin of #CASC/#CAS from the sidelines of the NPC.

No details other than "we will build a GW", but official recognition is big news @larrypress @Megaconstellati

🇨🇳🛰️

news.cnstock.com/news,bwkx-2021…
For context: Guowang is the long rumored major Chinese #LEO #broadband #constellation.

To now, the firmest evidence we had was several ITU filings (see tweet below), but with confirmation from Bao, we can now assume the project is "official"

An indication of sentiment in China about the project--Chinese #IFC WeChat group where the announcement was posted:

First message: Screenshot confirming Guowang
Second message: Finally it was officially announced

#OpenSecret 🇨🇳🛰️
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Super disappointed in this #netneutrality column by @ShiraOvide feat @ceciliakang. It misses the mark badly in so many ways. nytimes.com/2021/02/25/tec…
@ShiraOvide @ceciliakang 2 focus on the no blocking, throttling & discrimination mandates really is seeing half the story. What the Trump @FCC did in 2017, in addition 2 repealing the #netneutrality rules, was to abdicate its legal authority 2 protect consumers & competition in the #broadband market.
@ShiraOvide @ceciliakang @FCC That legal authority (Title II) gives the @FCC the power 2 protect consumers, promote competition & close the digital divide. Every action the @FCC takes 2 strengthen #Lifeline or give $$$ for rural #broadband deployment is on shaky legal ground without Title II authority.
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1/ Check out this detailed summary by AMAzing ⁦@AmerMedicalAssn⁩ advocacy staff:

•Select provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, a comprehensive omnibus spending package

•AMA table of #Medicare physician impact broken down by specialty ImageImage
2/ Dec. 22, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 that:

•Funds the federal government through FY 2021,

•Provides a new round of #COVID19 relief and economic stimulus, and

•Imposes new restrictions on #SurpriseMedicalBilling.
3/ For an @AmerMedicalAssn summary of select provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, please see here: tinyurl.com/y65utfno
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Thread re: $7B for #broadband in the COVID-19 bill. Still waiting on the final bill (computer & printer problems, I'm told), but the breakdown is something like this:
1) $32B for $50 ($75 for tribal lands) monthly emergency bb benefit; 2) $1B for deployment on tribal lands 1/
3) $250M 4 telehealth; 4) $65M 4 #broadband mapping; 5) $300M grant program 4 bb in rural areas; 6) $2B for "rip & replace" (removing Chinese made equipment & replacing w. something more secure; 7) $285M for a "Connecting Minorities Community Fund," 2 expand bb in near HBCUs. 2/
There's a lot 2 celebrate in this bill, but nobody who is trying 2 close the #digitaldivide believes that this is enough. Here's what we should be most happy about: Bipartisan agreement that #broadband Internet is essential 4 full participation in society, economy, & culture. 3/
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BIG NEWS!!!! The COVID-19 relief bill that Congress has agreed on has $7B for #broadband, including $3.2 for a monthly $50 "emergency broadband benefit" 4 low-income households & the recently unemployed. My statement: gigisohn.com/media/sohn-che…
I wrote about the #broadband benefit for CNN.com in September. cnn.com/2020/09/09/per…. I'm shocked & delighted that it made it into the bill - was not expecting it.
Kudos to @FrankPallone & his amazing staff & to @SpeakerPelosi & the unsinkable @russelldegraff. They made it happen when the rest of us had pretty much given up.
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1/4
Item #3 for building back better
#DIGITIZATION

We are unlikely to return to the same state of the world as when we entered the #pandemic, nor is this desirable. #Remoteworking has the potential to become more prevalent after the crisis.
2/4
Investments might shift from face-to-face working (and lower the cost of #officerealestate and time for #commuting).
3/4
#Stimulus spending should focus investments on the enablers of this new approach to work, e.g., #5G rollouts, #broadband infrastructure, #satellites for global reach, server farms for adequate capacity, etc, all with effective #privacy protection.
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@MoAgriculture @GovParsonMO @missouri4h To our flag let’s all pledge loyalty.
Yet to farm nowadays? GOP
for our farmers ain’t grand as
they grift and gladhand.
Ever fewer folks toil endlessly. Half
my family grew up on the farm, when
state gov’t meant folks no harm.
@MissouriFFA

#MO4H 🤒 1/6 🗳️
@MoAgriculture @GovParsonMO @missouri4h @MissouriFFA Parson’s lip service —
for Trump’s regime —
rank hypocrisy to the extreme.
Trump pretends tariffs’ rate
keeps America great; it
destroys the Agrarian Dream.
Mike lets on like he’s down
on the farm, as Trump’s
“policies” bring farmers harm.

#MO4H 🤒 2/6 🗳️
@MoAgriculture @GovParsonMO @missouri4h @MissouriFFA Thanks to Donald’s trade policy lapse,
U.S. small family farms face “collapse.”
So said Jerry Moran,
proving Putin’s best man on
farm livelihoods happily craps.

#MO4H 🤒 3/6 🗳️ #mogov
@Mo_Soy @MissouriCorn @MoLegDems @MoSenDems @MissouriPress @HouseAgDems
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@mikeparson @MissouriCorn To our flag let’s all pledge loyalty.
Yet to farm nowadays? “G”OP
for our farmers ain’t grand as
they grift and gladhand.
🤑🤝🤑
Ever fewer folks toil endlessly. Half
my family grew up on the farm, when
state gov’t meant folks no harm. 🤒
1/6

@MissouriFFA
@mikeparson @MissouriCorn @MissouriFFA Parson’s lip service —
for Trump’s regime —
rank hypocrisy to the extreme.
Trump pretends tariffs’ rate
keeps America great; it
destroys the Agrarian Dream.
Mike lets on like he’s down
on the farm, as Trump’s
“policies” bring farmers harm.

#MO4H 🤒 2/6 🗳️
@mikeparson @MissouriCorn @MissouriFFA Thanks to Donald’s trade policy lapse,
U.S. small family farms face “collapse.”
So said @jerrymoran,
proving Putin’s best man on
farm livelihoods happily craps.

#MO4H 🤒 3/6 🗳️ #mogov
@Mo_Soy @MissouriCorn @MoLegDems @MoSenDems @MissouriPress @HouseAgDems
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems At this juncture, it’s clear to explain
an old saw from Mike Parson’s campaign:
random rural yard signs to
applaud Mike’s designs to
continue his post-Greitens reign.
In this specimen Parson would take in
uninformed voters in County Macon. 1/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems The reality, though: far more grim
as school districts may soon sink, not swim
in each piteous scene
of a mass quarantine as
new cases exceed counties’ brim.
Yet the venue’s the same:
still in Macon. Why no
mask mandate? Parson’s mistaken.
2/2 🔥 #mogov 🗳️
@kayhoflander @mikeparson @TeamParsonMO @Mikelkehoe @JayAshcroftMO @FitzpatrickMO @Eric_Schmitt @TeamSchmittMO @s_webber @JasonKander @KDHE @VFWHQ @Mizzou @muhealth @WUSTL @BluebirdsofMO @collhistgarden @mizzouatheart @PhyllisMarion7 @sarahkendzior @CoriBush @GovJayNixon @KCStar @stltoday @KCTV5 @clairecmc @MO_HouseDems Yes; thank goodness the
National Guard, unlike Mike,
at this moment works hard
citizens to protect.
Parson’s lies we reject,
evidenced by his COVID scorecard.
Folks still ask: why no #MaskUp
mandate? Parson’s post outweighs
the #ShowMe State.

🔥 #mogov 🗳️
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#Lifeline, the only federal program that helps close the #DigitalDivide by making voice & #broadband more affordable, has also become an essential resource for low-income people across the country during the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic. 1/4 bit.ly/NALA-MSS-Comme…
But it's in this troubled context that the @FCC is considering major, permanent changes to the #Lifeline program that could jeopardize subscribers’ access to essential voice and #broadband services. 2/4 #HomeworkGap #COVID19 bit.ly/NALA-MSS-Comme…
.@NCLC4consumers and 18 other advocacy orgs (below) wrote @FCC today urging it to waive the #Lifeline mobile #broadband minimum service standard (MSS) increase & voice support phase-down scheduled to take effect on December 1, 2020. 3/4 #DigitalDivide bit.ly/NALA-MSS-Comme…
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🔴 Senate #Republicans have KILLED 400 bills passed by the House, most w/ GOP votes. #Dems need to win 4 seats (3 if #Harris is VP). 6 races are tossups: CO-Gardner, GA-Perdue, IA-Ernst, ME-Collins, MT-Daines, NC-Tillis.

thread: Bills Killed by Senate GOP newsweek.com/mitch-mcconnel…
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans:

Climate Action Act
Raise Minimum Wage
Violence vs Women Act
Corporate Transparent Act
Enhanced Background Checks
Gold Star Family Relief Act
Save the Internet Act
Equality Act
🔴 BIPARTISAN Bills PASSED by the House but KILLED by Senate #Republicans #2

Paycheck Fairness Act
Protect Preexisting Conditions Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act
Ban Offshore Drilling Act
Invest in Maine Street Act
Lower Prescription Drugs Act #2
#STEM education
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@GovParsonMO As detailed by the gov after Greitens
sheer stupidity that truly frightens.
Show me incompetence:
Parson’s claims make no sense. His
feigned ignorance surely enlightens.

@BluebirdsofMO @classEireland
@EnglishTeach07 @jzikah
@LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 Parson’s tweet makes it patently clear
Donald’s virus won’t soon disappear.
As Mike plays it both ways
many eyebrows we raise.
His mixed messages ring insincere.
We can vote #LIBERTY,
or vote death — we must #VOTE
like it impacts our breath. 😷

🗽 @nicolergalloway
⚰️ @mikeparson ImageImageImageImage
@GovParsonMO @BluebirdsofMO @classEireland @EnglishTeach07 @jzikah @LottaFightLeft @PhyllisMarion7 @nicolergalloway @mikeparson County Hickory’s dithering dork to
instruct sex ed would draw a stork.
Science ain’t his forte;
later victims will pay,
but at least he’s an expert on pork.

So to no one’s amazement or shock every county went red on Mike’s clock.

#mogov 🔥 #GovernorArson
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1/n Short tweetstorm on our new Policy Brief which asks "How many school-age children lack internet access in Indiana?" and "what factors are associated with not having internet?" This is an important issue as we grapple with COVID.

#Indiana #broadband

projects.cberdata.org/176/how-many-s…
2/n We examined both ACS (regional data) and IPUMS data (micro-records) to obtain estimates of school corporation (district) rates of internet access.
3/n This is the PUMA Code (county+) levels which show the level of geographic variation of access in a more familiar way.
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We've been asking for broadband for years and we're still getting nothing.

The internet was created in 1983. The World Wide Web in 1991 and Broadband right after that. So, if the internet is world wide, why can't we have broadband Nationwide?

#broadband
#internet
We need last mile broadband internet now. 

We are a rural district and we have examples that show we need broadband. We have people who hop with their phone in the air to get connected. They don't even joke about this in commercials. It's been decades and we've gotten nowhere?
I said this a month ago, but I feel we aren't being heard. Broadband expansion not only increases business and job growth, but also growth in population, per capita income and even GDP. It's a simple solution and yet, I still have broadband infrastructure as a legislative issue.
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Today, our office led a coalition of 39 State AGs to call on Congress, on behalf of @NatlAssnAttysGn, to provide additional support for #Broadband. The #DigitalDivide is real and its impact is painful during #Covid_19. coag.gov/press-releases…
Making the same point, @Microsoft's President @BradSmi emphasized that equal opportunity depends on broadband access and adoption. As he put it, "broadband has become the electricity of the 21st century. . . and every American deserves access." Amen. blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/…
The importance of #Broadband is that it enables us to be a more resilient society. For those with access, #Covid_19 was a more manageable challenge, providing opportunities for tele-work, learning, and health care. And those without it need it ASAP. gjsentinel.com/opinion/column…
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#Indiana #broadband update using June 2019 v1 FCC Form 477 data. This data set is known to overestimate coverage. Regardless, here is our analysis for #Indiana mapped at the Census block level. Housing units are from 2018.

#PCRDReports @IndianaOCRA @ruddscott1 1/8
Here is the 25/3 Mbps footprint by technology. Fiber (red) is on top, then cable (yellow), fixed wireless (green), and DSL (light purple). For example, if you see DSL it means those areas only have access to DSL. Fiber areas may have other technologies available as well. 2/8 Image
This map shows the inverse. Meaning, it shows areas outside (shades of orange) the 25/3 footprint (gray) by housing unit density. A darker orange area, the higher the # of housing units outside the 25/3 footprint. 3/8 Image
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If Jeremy #Corbyn becomes PM on Friday 13th, here's my rundown of 13 of #Labour’s worst policies which will hurt many, not just the few.

PS. I could have chosen a completely different 13, and these are in no particular order… (thread)

#GeneralElection19
1. Expropriating up to 10% of the value of corporate equity. Employee share ownership is usually a good thing, but dictating the terms would deter job creation and investment, and encourage firms to relocate overseas. More explanation here... capx.co/the-10-share-p…
2. Rent controls. Almost all economists agree that these are a bad idea and, like many of Labour’s policies, would actually end up hurting the very people they are supposed to help. And before replying ‘well, it works in Germany', read this… iea.org.uk/blog/qtwtain-h…
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