Omaha (March 24, 1932 – April 24, 1959) was a United StatesThoroughbred horse racing champion. In a racing career which lasted from 1934 through 1936, he ran twenty-two times and won nine races. He had his greatest success as a three-year-old in 1935, when he won the Triple Crown. As a four-year-old, he had success running in England, where he narrowly lost the Ascot Gold Cup.
The horse was owned by and bred William Woodward, Sr.'s famous Belair Stud in Bowie, Maryland. He was trained by Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons, who also trained Omaha's sire to the Triple Crown. As a yearling, Omaha was leggy and awkward-looking but a favorite of Woodward, who reportedly considered sending the horse to England to be trained for the Epsom Derby. In the event, Omaha's move to England was postponed until 1936. He was ridden to his biggest wins by Canadian jockey Smokey Saunders.
* With massive, once-in-a-generation (or lifetime) federal infrastructure funding approaching over the horizon, could high-speed rail between Lincoln and Omaha get on the list now along with Nebraska's expressway highway system and rural broadband?.
A century later, this economic factor is stifling the extension of high-speed broadband to many rural areas in Nebraska’s wide open spaces. Thirty-seven percent of rural Nebraskans lack access to high-speed broadband service, a state task force reports ...OmahaState and RegionalNews. Why isn't broadband more available in rural Nebraska?.
Last weekend’s Omaha World-Herald article on rural broadband makes those of us who have been involved in the telecommunications industry for the past two decades a little uneasy ... In all earnestness, we must agree, Nebraska has spent a lot of money on rural broadband, yet many rural residents lack access to reliable broadband.
Why isn't rural broadband service more available now, given the hundreds of millions of dollars in public funds already funneled to private firms to help provide it? ...Expansion of rural broadband is vital for businesses and students, advocates say ... "I don't understand why everyone doesn't have 25/3 broadband already," she said.
A state organization advocating for expanded broadband access is encouraging all Nebraskans to share their internet speeds ...Nebraska may use grant program to expand rural broadband. Improving broadband services in Nebraska is a priority of Gov ... Senators hope to expand broadband access after pandemic illustrates inequities.
A Nebraska group is running an internet speed test to look at gaps in broadband access around the state. The Nebraska RegionalOfficialsCouncil, which includes the Omaha area’s Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, is encouraging anyone with internet access to test a device’s internet speed ... Our best Omaha staff photos of February 2021.
Representatives of telecommunications companies, and school, business and rural organizations all said that the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of broadband, as people were forced to work and to do schoolwork at home... Expanding broadband internet service in rural areas has become one of the top issues in the Legislature this year.
Other communities, where no broadband service is available are stuck with satellite internet, which can be very expensive, or no service at all. That Nebraska has large areas of broadband desert is not news ... That bonding authority could then be tied into Omaha Sen ... The Nebraska Broadband BridgeAct (LB388), introduced on behalf of Gov.
Robert Hilkemann of Omaha heard plenty of complaints from patients at his podiatry practice who had recently moved to Nebraska and suffered sticker shock when they went to license their vehicles ...Jack Cheloha, a lobbyist for the city of Omaha, said he would be happy to look at alternatives ... Omaha ... This article originally ran on omaha.com.
Access to telehealth services for individuals in nursing homes was nonexistent because of a lack of broadband ...Bruce Bostelman of Brainard), to allow broadband companies to lease space on electric poles (LB455 from Friesen) and to allow municipalities to provide retail or wholesale broadband services (LB565 from Omaha Sen ... Omaha Sen ... Omaha Sen ... Omaha.
Founder and CEOSteve McGhie said, “Utah Broadband is excited to partner with BostonOmaha to expand our offering and footprint by bringing fiber to our markets ... Boston Omaha Corporation is a public holding company with three majority owned businesses engaged in outdoor advertising, surety insurance and broadband telecommunications services.
Also during discussions, Moser touched on BluePrint Nebraska, the upcoming Census which may result in redistricting in Nebraska and a lack of reliable broadband in rural areas. “There are some issues with the concentration of population in Lincoln and Omaha... “We may lose a senator or so and there may be one that comes from Lincoln or Omaha.” ... .