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Latin American nations push digital connectivity

Google is building an Internet data center and mobile providers are rolling out 4G networks, but that’s not all that’s in store for Latin America. ... Read more»

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Broadband adoption: Poverty stretches the digital divide

Broadband subscribership in rural states, particularly in the West, increased at a rapid clip between 2008 and 2010. Arizona ranks 16th in households with high-speed connections to the Internet. But poor areas across the nation, including in Tucson, still lag in families with online access.... Read more»

Navajo president wants leeway on coal-fired plant rules

Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly told a Senate committee Thursday that the Environmental Protection Agency “ignores reality” by insisting on the most-advanced pollution control technology to update coal-fired power plants.... Read more»

Net neutrality: Parsing the Google/Verizon announcement

Google and Verizon - which have historically been on different sides of the net neutrality debate - favor net neutrality on wired broadband, but "wouldn't apply such limits to Internet use on mobile phones." ... Read more»

Big companies choosing sides on net neutrality

The principle of net neutrality — the idea that Internet service providers must treat all traffic equally, and not privilege certain content by giving it more, or less, bandwidth — is one the FCC has been more aggressive about implementing under the Obama administration.... Read more»

Broadband companies to Feds: Keep your stimulus money

The stimulus package offers $7.2 billion in grants to spread high-speed Internet access, but three big players — AT&T, Verizon and Comcast — have decided not to apply for the funds, according to industry sources. ... Read more»