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RECAP: Catch up on all of Thursday’s biggest news

Sandhills Express 14 May 2021
A recap of the biggest Thursday’s stories from across Nebraska. ... Scammers target Nebraska DMV customers ... Arizona man charged in connection to series of hoax threats in Omaha ... ALLO announces broadband assistance through FCC program. .

2 Stocks to Invest Your Stimulus Check In

Atlantic City 06 May 2021
Among the top stocks I'd recommend investors consider now are Boston Omaha (NASDAQ ... Boston Omaha. Small-cap Boston Omaha is modeled after Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE ... Boston Omaha currently has a few core operating businesses. billboards, insurance, and broadband ... Brett Schafer owns shares of Boston Omaha Corporation.

Architect, lumber executive make housing key issue in southwest Omaha council race

Omaha World-Herald 01 May 2021
The two men running to represent southwest Omaha on the City Council work in different fields related to housing and construction, and both have ideas about what the city can do to spur more affordable housing ... Rowe, a Republican, wants to take a hard look at Omaha’s zoning laws ... The World-Herald's guide to the 2021 Omaha city general election.

Plan to spend $40 million on broadband expansion in Nebraska advances

Kearney Hub 28 Apr 2021
Justin Wayne of Omaha introduced the amendment, saying that broadband should be considered a critical infrastructure need and that private telecommunications companies have not stepped up to serve the whole state ... His amendment would have repealed a law that bars municipalities from providing broadband or internet services ... Omaha ... Omaha ... Omaha ... Omaha.

Don Walton: Climbing Kilimanjaro together in the nonpartisan Legislature

Lincoln Journal Star 04 Apr 2021
* 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?.

Editorial: Tackling rural broadband challenge must be one of Nebraska's highest priorities

Omaha World-Herald 02 Mar 2021
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 ... Omaha State and Regional News. Why isn't broadband more available in rural Nebraska?.

Midlands Voices: Good ideas at the Legislature to expand rural broadband in Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald 27 Feb 2021
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 broadband more available in rural Nebraska?

Scottsbluff StarHerald 21 Feb 2021
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.

Nebraskans encouraged to test their internet speeds with aim of expanding broadband access

Norfolk Daily News 14 Feb 2021
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.

Group is encouraging Nebraskans to check their internet speed

Omaha World-Herald 11 Feb 2021
A Nebraska group is running an internet speed test to look at gaps in broadband access around the state. The Nebraska Regional Officials Council, 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.

Ricketts pushes proposal for $40 million in state funds to expand broadband in rural Nebraska

Omaha World-Herald 08 Feb 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.

Editorial, 1/31: Now is time for Nebraska to improve broadband

Lincoln Journal Star 31 Jan 2021
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 Bridge Act (LB388), introduced on behalf of Gov.

Bill would reduce motor vehicle taxes for most Nebraskans, but cost could be obstacle

Norfolk Daily News 27 Jan 2021
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

Senators hope to expand broadband access after pandemic illustrates inequities

Lincoln Journal Star 21 Jan 2021
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.

Boston Omaha Corporation Completes the Acquisition of Utah Broadband, LLC

Odessa American 29 Dec 2020
Founder and CEO Steve McGhie said, “Utah Broadband is excited to partner with Boston Omaha 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.

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