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$103M to expand broadband Internet in rural US

Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal funding to help expand broadband Internet access to those areas of rural America that haven't been reached by the high-speed service or ...

dateAug 22, 2011 in Telecom
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FCC set to unveil rules for rural broadband fund

Federal regulators are set to reveal their plan Thursday for an overhaul of the $8 billion fund that subsidizes phone service in rural areas and for the poor, with the goal of redirecting the money toward broadband expansion.

dateOct 26, 2011 in Telecom
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Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' eat sewage

Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can clean up sewage just as effectively as multimillion-dollar treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, ...

dateJan 09, 2011 in Environment
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Keeping the lights on in rural Uganda

Stephanie Hirmer, a PhD student from the Department of Engineering's Centre for Sustainable Development, is investigating the value-perception of the users of rural electrification projects in Uganda.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Canadians rally against wind power

Hundreds of Canadians demonstrated on Tuesday calling for an end to subsidies for wind power, saying noise from colossal turbines is making some people sick and driving down rural property prices.

dateApr 03, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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