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Statewide initiative launched to help increase broadband connectivity

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Tuesday launched a statewide initiative to help increase awareness of a federal program to help lower-income families...

ONE Neighborhood Builders unveils data on digital equity model

PROVIDENCE – An equity-focused WiFi service overseen by ONE Neighborhood Builders has seen a significant growth in usage since its launch in 2020, the...
THE BIG REVEAL: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio speaks at an event in Newport on March 15 announcing Cox Communication Inc.’s $120 million investment to upgrade broadband infrastructure statewide. Also pictured, from left, are Ross Nelson, Cox senior vice president and region manager; Mark Greatrex, Cox president; and Gov. Daniel J. McKee. / COURTESY COX COMMUNICATIONS INC.

Battle brewing to give R.I. more broadband choices

High-speed internet in Rhode Island is synonymous with one company: Cox Communications Inc. Since the advent of broadband technology more than 20 years ago, Cox...

Cox defends $120M plan to upgrade state’s broadband infrastructure

PROVIDENCE – Cox Communications' $120 million plan to upgrade Rhode Island's broadband infrastructure is not enough for three state lawmakers, including Rep. Deborah Ruggiero,...

Cox to spend over $120M to deliver faster statewide broadband service

PROVIDENCE – Cox Communications announced on Tuesday that it will be investing more than $120 million over the next three years to build a...

Many states unprepared for broadband windfall

The federal government is pouring billions of dollars into expanding broadband internet access. But it’s at the state level where the financial rubber meets...
IN DISCUSSIONS: David Marble, left, CEO and president of OSHEAN Inc., a nonprofit whose objective is the creation of a broadband network in Rhode Island, talks with Mark Montalto, OSHEAN vice president of business development. 
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Broadband buildout at standstill in most of R.I.

When Kristin Monje began working at the Block Island School 32 years ago, the most advanced technology in the building was an overhead projector. Monje...
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