News of Note—UPN, rural telecom and the FCC

news of note

> TDS Telecom said construction is under way to expand and improve broadband to nearly 3,000 locations in western Colorado. Release

> Unite Private Networks has won a contract renewal out in Nebraska as long-time customer NCEE has signed on for more high speed Ethernet internet access. Release

> Verizon continues to see lawsuits related to its purchase of Yahoo. Consumerist article

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> Rural U.S. communities are finding their own solutions to get fast broadband: using emergency services' unused radio towers as well as private sector partnerships. Motherboard article

> The FCC's Lifeline program will come under the microscope of a Senate panel on Wednesday as lawmakers probe problems outlined in a June report by the Government Accountability Office. Broadcasting & Cable article

> TDS Telecom said construction is under way to expand and improve broadband to 1,336 locations in northern Idaho. Post

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