In Alabama, many still lack broadband access

As federal officials debate pouring billions of dollars into broadband access, data suggests many of Alabama’s schoolchildren and adults who preferred to work from home spent the pandemic with sub-par access to high-speed internet, particularly in the state’s least-wealthy counties. Advocates say that “digital divide” across the United States is […]

How many in Sussex County actually have high-speed internet?

As federal officials debate pouring billions of dollars into broadband access, data suggests many of New Jersey’s schoolchildren and adults who preferred to work from home spent the pandemic with sub-par access to high-speed internet, particularly in the state’s least-wealthy counties. Advocates say that “digital divide” across the United States […]

Cuba cracks down on internet in attempt to quell protests

Cuban authorities have shut down internet connections in an effort to stifle protests after thousands demonstrated against food shortages, power cuts and coronavirus restrictions. “There is no internet. None, anywhere. People are trying to use apps,” Isabel, a resident of Havana, said. The London-based NetBlocks Internet Observatory reported that restrictions on […]

What is fiber-optic internet? | KELOLAND.com

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Midco officially announced its move to an all-fiber optic internet network.  But what is fiber-optic internet? It is a method of broadband just like a cable modem, Digital Subscriber Line (DSL), wireless or satellite. The difference with fiber is it transmits data at speeds far […]