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  • The Graying of American Brings Opportunity for Elder Tech Entrepreneurs, Madison.com
  • Broadband: Rural Wisconsin Needs the Real Deal (OpEd), Jackson County Chronicle
  • Sen. Baldwin Travels to the Northwoods, WJFW
National News/Events
  • Broadband internet can help rural communities connect – if they use it, The Conversation (Brian Whitacre, OK Extension)
    • Related: Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America, The Conversation  (Tessa Conroy, UW-Extension, et al.)
  • Klobuchar, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Measure the Economic Impact of Broadband on the U.S. Economy (press release)
  • Rural Groups: Hatch Broadband Bill Is Right (of) Way to Go, MultiChannel News
  • A World Without WiFi Looks Possible as Unlimited Plans Rise, Bloomberg
  • GE’s $30 Million Streetlamp Upgrade Illuminates The Rewards And Risks Of Smart Cities, Fast Company
  • LeadingAge’s Center for Aging Services Technology Cultivates Global Coalitions to Reimagine The Future of Aging, Huffington Post
  • Tennessee internet providers wary of bill allowing co-ops to offer broadband, Tennessee Watchdog
  • Digital Equity Challenge to Increase Technology Use Among Low-Income Residents (New Orleans, press release
  • House Dems Bills Target Post-Automation Workforce Training, Digital Divide, BNA News; Dems Offer Quintet of Tech/Broadband Bills, MultiChannel News
International News
  • UN Broadband Commission urges public-private partnerships to reach 'the unconnected', UN News Centre

FCC News
  • FCC's Pai Begins Identifying Broadband-Related Regs to Cut,
    Broadcasting & Cable; FCC Chair Promises Broadband for All, CNET


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