Verizon ditches 8,500 rural customers for 'using too much data'

Verizon Wireless plans to disconnect 8,500 rural customers from its network, citing the roaming charges the customers rack up.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/18/verizon-ditches-8500-rural-customers-for-using-too-much-data.html

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Microsoft eyes unused TV airwaves in bold rural broadband plan

Microsoft wants to extend broadband access to rural communities by harnessing unused parts of the TV airwaves spectrum.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/11/microsoft-eyes-unused-tv-airwaves-in-bold-rural-broadband-plan.html

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Safe to play? Off-site doctors use robots to diagnose football concussions

The nearest doctor is sometimes far from the football-loving schools of rural America, so researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern and the Mayo Clinic put a telepresence robot on the sideline.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/12/safe-to-play-off-site-doctors-use-robots-to-diagnose-football-concussions.html

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High-tech school bus 'study hall' helps students in South Carolina

More than two dozen school buses in a rural county in South Carolina have a Wi-Fi connection to help students with their homework.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/24/high-tech-school-bus-study-hall-helps-students-in-south-carolina.html

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Sprint looks to improve its LTE coverage by teaming up with rural carriers

In order to further improve its 4G LTE network in rural areas, Sprint teamed up with 15 rural carriers, raising the total number in the program to 27. In return, these rural carriers gain low-cost access to Sprint’s 4G LTE network.The post Sprint looks to improve its LTE coverage by teaming up with rural carriers appeared first on Digital Trends.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/09/10/sprint-looks-to-improve-its-lte-coverage-by-teaming-up-with-rural-carriers/

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