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Bridging the internet gap for K-12 students in Athens, Ohio during the pandemic.

How Athens Schools Bridged The Internet Gap During the Pandemic

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — It was Tuesday, March 10, the day before Ohio had its first 3 COVID-19 cases reported and the state of emergency declared. Students were supposed to return to school from spring break the following Monday, March 16. But Tom Gibbs, superintendent for the Athens City Schools District (ACSD), knew that schools… Read More

A Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket is launched

WATCH: SpaceX and OneWeb Face Off in Quest for Internet Domination

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In what has already been a busy year in space, the London-based telecommunications company, OneWeb, on Friday launched a second round of satellites into orbit in a bid to expand global internet coverage. The launch followed the return of NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who broke a spaceflight record for female astronauts. The Verge science reporter… Read More

The end of an Ethernet cable

Rural Broadband Funding Could Connect More Ohio Valley Communities To High-Speed Internet

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Vivian Livingood is the mayor of Gilbert, a southern West Virginia  town of under 500 people that has struggled for years without reliable internet. Livingood said that hampers Gilbert’s tourism, businesses and schools. “We get kicked off the internet here every two minutes, and that’s if we can afford the internet,” Livingood said. “And it’s… Read More

Broadband Internet Bill Advances In W.Va. House

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Legislation aimed at expanding high-speed wireless and broadband internet development in West Virginia has advanced in the House of Delegates. The House committee on technology and infrastructure approved the bill Wednesday and forwarded it to the House judiciary committee. The bill would allow broadband providers to install updated technologies on existing… Read More