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The Benton Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to bringing open, affordable, and high-capacity broadband to the entire United States, announced Monday that former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has joined its board of directors. […]

Rural areas hoping for Internet access faced a setback when a Federal court decided that the FCC doesn’t have the power to block state laws that hinder access to cheap, publicly managed broadband service. However, electric companies in Oklahoma and Massachusetts are providing broadband to rural communities by addressing Internet as a utility.


The Federal Communications Commission released its broadband health mapping tool, Connect2Health (C2H), which shows areas of the United States that lack broadband connectivity and health care resources. “It becomes a powerful storyteller,” said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. “It becomes a story of what is possible and what is needed.”