The Trump administration is looking this week to increase the pressure on Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement while making progress with China in the wake of the recent meeting between President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
A group of 25 organizations is calling on the FCC to open a further notice of proposed rulemaking that grease the wheels for rural broadband access using TV “white spaces,” or unused spectrum between TV channels.
House Democrats proposed a fiscal 2020 spending bill for the Agriculture Department and Food and Drug Administration that would block the Trump administration from relocating two research agencies out of the nation’s capital.
The Federal Communications Commission plans to invest about $20.4 billion in rural broadband infrastructure, a move the agency says will add high-speed internet service in about four million homes and businesses.
A bipartisan group of senators hope a bill directing the Federal Communications Commission to improve broadband coverage and mobile data maps will bridge the digital divide across America and correct "vastly inaccurate" mapping of the issue.
USDA’s new program to expand broadband service in rural America is getting a fresh infusion of cash even as the department has delayed the application process for the first round of grants and loans that appear to be in high demand.
Farms and businesses suffering from insufficient internet connectivity could get some help from a grant and loan program that USDA will launch in the new year with higher service requirements than the department originally proposed.