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Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development North Dakota State Director Clare Carlson announced USDA has invested $23 million in two high-speed broadband infrastructure projects that will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for 2,643 rural households and 78 businesses in North Dakota.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long (R-MO) this week urged the FCC to adopt its recently announced Rural Digital Opportunity Fund proposal, which would allocate more than $20 billion through a reverse-auction format to connect America’s rural homes and small businesses to high-speed broadband networks.

The National Security Association found a “critical vulnerability” in Microsoft’s Windows operating system. Now organizations are being encouraged to “install these critical patches as soon as possible."

With the launch of MicroBachelors, MOOC platform edX lays the groundwork for a fully online undergraduate degree taught by multiple universities.

U.S. state and local governments and critical infrastructure operators are on high alert for cyberattacks following recent events in Iraq and Iran.

Today the FCC announced that they believe their Rural Digital Opportunity fund would help six million rural Americans have access to high-speed internet. This comes as the FCC plans to spend $20.4 billion to help close the rural internet divide.

Broadband is not a luxury; it’s critical infrastructure. From the farmer checking crop conditions to the Main Street business participating in the 24/7 marketplace, connectivity should be the expectation no matter where you live.

We've recently seen much breathless news coverage of the Nightingale Project, Google's half-secret partnership with Ascension, the second-largest healthcare system in the United States.

Top executives of U.S. voting machine makers told lawmakers Thursday they would accept federal regulations requiring the companies to disclose how they handle cyberattacks as well as reveal details of ownership and sources of components.

In this episode, Captain George Feole of the Derry (NH) Police Department reflects on the agency’s first year operating on FirstNet, highlighting the different ways the network has transformed operations and enhanced coverage for local police.


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