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CenturyLink, Frontier missed FCC broadband deadlines in dozens of states

US law gives the ISPs one extra year before they have to forfeit money. Enlarge / A CenturyLink service van parked in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on May 2, 2019. (credit: Getty Images | Robert Alexander ) CenturyLink and Frontier Communications have.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaJan 22nd, 2021

Are you eligible for the FCC"s emergency internet discount program? Here"s how to find out

More help is coming soon for the many Americans still struggling to afford at-home, high-speed internet, which has become an essential for school, work and many other areas of life during the pandemic......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Call on FCC to update definition of "high speed" Internet, from 25/3 Mbps to at least 100/100 Mbps

Without a doubt, 2020 was the year when our home broadband was put to the test, and it’s likely that many of us realized our “high speed” connection wasn’t all that. Base speeds of 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up as defined by the FCC are barely eno.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Sidewalk Robots Get Legal Rights As "Pedestrians"

States like Pennsylvania, Virginia, Idaho, Florida and Wisconsin have granted sidewalk robots legal rights as "pedestrians." Axios reports: In Pennsylvania, robot "pedestrians" can weigh up to 550 pounds and drive up to 12 mph. "Opposition has largel.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

At Least 30,000 US Organizations Newly Hacked Via Holes In Microsoft"s Email Software

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Krebs On Security: At least 30,000 organizations across the United States -- including a significant number of small businesses, towns, cities and local governments -- have over the past few days been hacked b.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

CDC Study Says On-Premises Dining Linked To COVID-19 Spread

Thelasko shares a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NPR reports on the key findings: As several states face criticism for lifting coronavirus-related public health restrictions, a study published Friday confirms t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 6th, 2021

Proposed law could force ISPs to stop hiding true size of monthly bills

"ISPs are notorious for keeping customers in the dark," bill supporter says. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | McCaig) Internet service providers could be required to release "broadband nutrition labels" with detailed information about prices, s.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

J&J Shots Administered, States Reopen Too Soon, and More News

Catch up on the most important updates from this week......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Going forth with standardized tests may cause more problems than it solves

Despite the many ways that COVID-19 has disrupted schools, the U.S. Department of Education will not give states a pass on giving standardized tests to students this year as it did in spring 2020. That's according to new guidance the department issue.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

How to build support for ambitious climate action in 4 steps

Canada and the United States are suddenly steeped in policy proposals to aggressively cut carbon emissions. In the face of a climate emergency and on the heels of numerous climate disasters, this is welcome news indeed......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

People are turning to Nextdoor for tips on getting a vaccine. Why that may be a problem

Like many across the United States, Deanne Primozic Kasim watched her mother struggle to secure a vaccine appointment online. Then, she turned to a service that's become a lifeline for many in the pandemic: Nextdoor......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Widespread wildfire as a proxy for resource strain

Fire is a natural part of ecosystems in the western United States, but the summer fire season has grown both longer and more intense in recent years. As the size of the area burned across the region has risen year after year, so too has the expense o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

SpaceX Starlink Factory In Texas Will Speed Up Production of Dishy McFlatface

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: SpaceX says it is building a factory in Austin, Texas, to design systems that will help make satellite dishes, Wi-Fi routers, and other equipment for its Starlink satellite broadband network. The.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Senators Call on FCC To Quadruple Base High-Speed Internet Speeds

The federal government's definition of high-speed broadband has remained stagnant over the last six years, sitting at 25Mbps down and 3Mbps up since 2015. But faced with pandemic-fueled network loads and a new push for infrastructure spending, lawmak.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMar 5th, 2021

Twistoptics—A new way to control optical nonlinearity

Nonlinear optics, a study of how light interacts with matter, is critical to many photonic applications, from the green laser pointers we're all familiar with to intense broadband (white) light sources for quantum photonics that enable optical quantu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

100Mbps uploads and downloads should be US broadband standard, senators say

Pandemic showed that "upload speeds far greater than 3Mbps are critical." Enlarge / Illustration of fiber-optic cables. (credit: Getty Images | Tetra Images) Four US senators today called on the Biden administration to establish a "21st centur.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMar 4th, 2021

US Navy is Liable for Mass Software Piracy, Appeals Court Rules

The United States Navy is liable for a mass copyright infringement. The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sided with the German software company Bitmanagement, which accused the Navy of copying software without permission. Bitmanagement claime.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

EV rivals Tesla, Rivian unite to target direct sales legislation

Tesla, Rivian, Lordstown Motors and Lucid Motors — potential rivals in the burgeoning EV market — are working together to pass laws that would allow direct sales in at least eight states with another batch of proposed legislation likely b.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Neglected species: The symbolic significance of saving snails

Later this year, virtually all the countries on Earth are due to meet in China under the Convention on Biological Diversity to agree global conservation targets for 2030. Virtually may be the operative word, if COVID-19 precludes member states from m.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

U.S. needs to double its tree nursery production, according to new study

In order to realize the full potential of reforestation in the United States, the nation's tree nurseries need to increase seedling production by an additional 1.7 billion each year, a 2.4-fold increase over current nursery production. These numbers,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2021

Proptech startup States Title, now Doma, going public via SPAC in $3B deal

Real estate tech startup Doma, formerly known as States Title, announced Tuesday it will go public through a merger with SPAC Capitol Investment Corp. V in a deal valued at $3 billion, including debt. SPACs, often called blank-check companies, are in.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2021