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Blog // Connect Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Broadband Stakeholders Awarded FCC Funding to Expand Broadband Among Low-Income Citizens

By CPR Staff

Connect Puerto Rico is proud to announce that 3 proposals from Puerto Rico broadband stakeholders were awarded broadband adoption Lifeline pilot programs yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). T-Mobile, Puerto Rico Telephone Company, and PR Wireless were among the 14 winners of this pilot program and collectively will receive $3.67 million to help expand broadband among low-income Puerto Ricans. The FCC Lifeline pilot projects will test how best to increase adoption of high-speed Internet among low-income Americans, a group with strikingly low adoption levels. This is particularly so across Puerto Rico, where only 35% of...

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New Broadband Availability Figures Released by Connect Puerto Rico

By CPR Staff

New research unveiled by Connect Puerto Rico shows that nearly 85% of Puerto Rico households have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload, up from 57% one year ago. This represents significant network expansion across the island. Nonprofit Connect Puerto Rico has been working since 2009 to evaluate broadband access, adoption, and use in Puerto Rico and promote the economic, educational, health, safety, and quality of life benefits derived from this increasingly needed technology. Among the key findings in this report: Broadband at basic speeds of 768 Kbps download/200 Kbps upload remains...

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Smart Energy Technology

By CPR Staff

As electricity rates rise and winter temperatures drop, more consumers are finding themselves staring questioningly at the numbers on their monthly utility bills while contemplating ways to reduce them. Today, smart energy technology allows thousands of people around the country to closely monitor their power consumption so that they can more actively conserve energy in their homes and reduce their monthly bills. With 20 or more power companies in the state offering free mobile applications or Web portals with energy tracking and comparison tools for customers to analyze and balance their own power usage, and another 13 with plans to do the...

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FCC Asks for Comment on Accuracy of National Broadband Map Data as Part of Connect America Fund Implementation

By Connected Nation

Today, the FCC launched a process for the public to review the accuracy of broadband availability data currently listed on the National Broadband Map (See http://www.fcc.gov/document/connect-america-phase-i-challenge-process-public-notice).  In particular, the FCC released a list census blocks without broadband service at speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 kbps upload that the FCC believes to be eligible for Phase I of the Connect America Fund broadband subsidy program.  (For more information of this new reform see Connect America Fund Update: FCC to Establish Process for Challenging National Broadband Map Data: A Connected...

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