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Billionaire infrastructure boss Walter Scott has died

Irish Independent 27 Sep 2021
Walter Scott Jr, the Omaha businessman and philanthropist who made a fortune teaming up with his friend Warren Buffett to buy electric utilities, has died ... In Ireland, the Scott family’s investment vehicle is a financial backer of the David McCourt-led consortium contracted to roll out rural broadband under the €3bn National Broadband Plan.
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Grafton County Executive Committee Approves Money For Broadband Project Engineering

Caledonian Record 27 Sep 2021
The three-member county commission has already approved the submission of a grant application for $26.2 million to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Broadband Infrastructure Program (NTIA), in partnership with the Omaha, Nebraska-based eX2 Technology, ...
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Bad internet may cause Nebraska kids to ditch state, panelists warn during Kearney summit

Scottsbluff StarHerald 05 Aug 2021
KEARNEY — The challenge of getting broadband internet to rural and urban Nebraskans can be summed up in three words ... About 90 participants attended the broadband discussion ... In Omaha, quality broadband is the difference between retaining major employers or losing them, said Anthony Goins of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
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Nebraska faces statewide internet access challenge

The Grand Island Independent 05 Aug 2021
KEARNEY — The challenge of getting broadband internet to rural and urban Nebraskans can be summed up in three words ... About 90 participants attended the broadband discussion ... In Omaha, quality broadband is the difference between retaining major employers or losing them, said Anthony Goins of the Nebraska Department of Economic Development.
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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. .
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?.
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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?.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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