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According to the 2021 AFCOM Data Center Report, 80 percent of IT leaders said their enterprise is not building any new on-premise data centers today, 72 percent said they won’t be building any within the next year, and 62 percent don’t anticipate a need for new data centers within the next three years. This all comes as businesses continue their...

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The latest bipartisan iteration of the United States Senate’s proposed infrastructure bill has landed with a $1 trillion price tag that allocates $65 billion toward bridging the “digital divide.” “Access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband is essential to full participation in modern life in the United States,” the legislation, which was released on August 2, states. The new bill goes...

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The latest iteration of the Biden Administration’s signature infrastructure plan is now a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill that allocates $65 billion toward universal high-speed broadband. If passed, the plan calls for state and local investment in new broadband infrastructure as well as auctioning off 5G Spectrum to fund rural broadband expansion. The new bill is scaled back from the administration’s...

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Over the course of the pandemic, network capacity became a hot commodity, as homebound workers and students were forced to run high-throughput functions over “best-effort” links, delivering speeds that were well below what was normal at the office or at school. All of this was on top of regular streaming and social media access, which itself only accelerated during lockdown,...

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The United States population grew by 7.4 percent during the 2010s to 331,449,281, according to the latest Census Bureau figures, as historically dense population centers lost growth momentum and rural areas experienced big gains. Broken down into what these latest figures mean for congressional representation, California, Illinois, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia all lost a seat in...

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With the majority of Americans hoping to work from home in some capacity after the pandemic, the Biden Administration is dedicating $100 billion toward expanding broadband access in an attempt to give every citizen access to performant Internet. A recent report from the Federal Communications Commission estimated that as of December 2019 (ie. just before pandemic restrictions took hold), roughly...

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Increasing access to broadband connectivity will be among the top priorities for members of the newly appointed White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), who face an aggressive agenda as the Biden Administration works to bridge the United State’s digital divide. Leading this new department is Dr. Eric Lander, the now-former president and founding director of the Broad...

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As part of the $900 billion coronavirus relief deal that was struck by Congress on Sunday, $7 billion was allocated to establishing greater broadband internet access across the United States, helping bridge connectivity gaps that have become glaring as lockdowns kept families and workers home throughout 2020. Part of the relief includes $3.2 billion for a $50-per-month emergency broadband benefit...

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