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Coalition of US firms calls on US govt to close digital divide

Tuesday 14 July 2020 | 12:10 CET | News
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A coalition of almost 50 US companies is petitioning the US government to help fund rural broadband. The coalition includes companies such as Microsoft, HPE, CenturyLink, Ciena, Nestle, Cargill and Land O'Lakes. They say the coronavirus pandemic has shown the importance of a well-functioning broadband infrastructure and note the higher costs of operating in rural areas. "Internet access has become essential to everyday life," they said.  

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: CenturyLink / Ciena / FCC / HPE / Microsoft
Countries: United States
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