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FCC commissioner scales South Dakota radio tower in visit with rural broadband focus
September 5, 2019 - 5:08pm
MITCHELL, S.D. — In his role as a commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission, Brendan Carr is working to bridge the digital divide,...
Candidates, businessmen call on Burgum to protect net neutrality in ND
April 23, 2018 - 5:33pm
FARGO — A group of Fargo-area legislative candidates and small businessmen have called on North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum to sign an executive...
Dayton pushes for more broadband expansion money
March 28, 2018 - 1:17pm
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's broadband situation is better than some other states but 12 percent of Minnesotans, mostly in greater Minnesota,...
Kudos to companies that make technology work for rural life
October 15, 2017 - 4:52pm
When I left for college, it was with the knowledge that my parents were only a phone call away. I was going 410 miles from home, a ridiculous...
Sony inks deal to sell PlayStation Vue internet TV service through small cable operators
July 24, 2017 - 2:32pm
Here's a switch: Your local cable company may soon be offering you a cable TV bundle from Sony -- which markets its PlayStation Vue service as...
More disruptions feared from worldwide cyberattack
May 15, 2017 - 9:10am
WASHINGTON — Officials across the globe scrambled over the weekend to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that disrupted operations...
Midco building $8 million data center near Grand Forks
May 11, 2017 - 9:22am
GRAND FORKS -- An internet, cable and phone provider Midco announced Wednesday it is building an $8 million data center in Grand Forks and also...
Grant allows entire county in southwest Minnesota to get high-speed internet
January 31, 2017 - 8:53am
WORTHINGTON — Southwest Minnesota leaders were ecstatic when the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Lismore Cooperative...
Minnesota grants $34 million to expand rural broadband
January 12, 2017 - 9:55am
ST. PAUL — A new round of state grants could extend broadband to thousands of businesses and households throughout areas of rural Minnesota...
East Coast cyber attack on web provider disrupts sites in U.S.
October 24, 2016 - 12:13pm
Service of some major internet sites was disrupted for several hours on Friday morning, Oct, 21, as internet infrastructure provider Dyn said...
Sprint to provide one million students with free internet, mobile devices
October 12, 2016 - 11:05am
WASHINGTON -- Wireless carrier Sprint Corp on Tuesday, Oct. 11, pledged to provide 1 million U.S. high school students with free mobile devices...
Broadband gets support in Minnesota House
April 19, 2016 - 10:53am
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota House Republicans edged up their proposed broadband spending Monday as they worked to wrap up their budget plan. The new...
RealTruck.com featured in UPS ad campaign and more biz news
March 7, 2016 - 11:10am
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - RealTruck.com, a North Dakota-based pickup truck accessory e-retailer, has been included in a national print magazine advertisement...
U.S. says its Internet speeds triple in three-and-a-half years
December 30, 2015 - 3:02pm
WASHINGTON - U.S.
Fargo-based company featured on 'GMA'
June 4, 2015 - 2:10pm
A Fargo-based Internet sales company on personalized dog products was recently featured on a "Steals and Deals" segment on ABC's "Good Morning...