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FCC allocates $20bn to close US digital divide

One of the genuine risks of the accelerated journey towards the digital economy is the widening digital divide, though an extra $20 billion from the FCC could help even the landscape.

Toob joins the UK alt-net revolution

Portsmouth start-up Toob is the latest to cash in on the consumers fibre appetite with £75 million of initial funding, backed by Amber Infrastructure.

IPO fails to Xiaomi the money

The initial public offering of Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi seems to has raised considerably less cash than it hoped.

FCC kicks off rural broadband auction

The FCC has giving the greenlight for the Connect America Fund Phase II reverse auction, with the window for applications ending on March 30.

UK broadband gets budget boost

Twelve cities in the UK will receive additional funding for superfast broadband following an autumn budget update. UK Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that 12 smaller cities would benefit from a funding pot of £50m, in addition to the 10 cities that were added earlier in the year.

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