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FCC dedicates $2B to bring broadband to schools, libraries

The FCC is doubling down on the investment to connect schools and libraries by allocating $2 billion over the next two years to support broadband service. An estimated 20 million students in at least 15,000 schools will get access to a broadband connection through the expanded program.

FairPoint extended broadband to over 10,400 Maine locations in 2013

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress in rolling out broadband throughout New England, connecting more than 10,400 homes and businesses in Maine alone during the past year.

FairPoint wraps $6.6M extension project targeting 20 Vermont communities

FairPoint Communications has put the finishing touches on a $6.6 million project that will bring broadband service to almost 4,000 locations in 20 communities throughout Vermont.

BT dedicates $82.5M to bring fiber broadband to 400,000 more locations

BT is so bullish on fiber-based broadband that it plans to spend $82.5 million to make the service available to 400,000 additional premises in more than 30 cities over the next three years.

SaskTel extends Internet service to four new rural communities

SaskTel is continuing on its mission to bring basic DSL to the rural markets it serves by delivering the service to the areas of Bruno, Annaheim, Elbow and Middle Lake.

KPN achieves 80 Mbps over copper with VDSL, vectoring

Netherlands-based telco KPN continues to make progress with its wholesale vectoring service rollout, extending the technology to 29 of its existing VDSL "Outer Rings."

NBN Co. taps former Clearwire leader Bill Morrow as CEO during transitional time

NBN Co. has named Vodafone Australia's chief Bill Morrow as its CEO, signaling the start of a new era at the troubled Australian service provider.

Seattle's fiber broadband initiative hits a financial snag

Seattle's outgoing mayor Mike McGinn is a big advocate of bringing fiber-based broadband to the city via its relationship with Gigabit Squared, but has revealed that financial issues could stop the network from getting off the ground.

TDS builds broadband to 10,000 homes via ARRA-funded projects

TDS Telecom is now providing broadband to 10,000 additional households in its serving territory thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants it is using to conduct 44 expansion projects.

Mass. governor dedicates $10M to extend last mile broadband to 45 rural communities

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is dedicating $10 million in the state's fiscal 2014 capital plan to enhance residential broadband connectivity in the western part of the state, reports the Berkshire Eagle.