Tech policy reporter for @NYTimes @NYTimesBusiness. West Coaster in DC. Reach me at cecilia.kang@nytimes.com

How to give rural America broadband? Look to the early 1900s

houstonchronicle.com — From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly cattle pastures.

Rural America joins the web - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — ZENA, Okla. - From the sofa in his living room, Clinton Creason can see the electric pole outside that his father staked 70 years ago to bring power to this remote area of hilly cattle pastures.

How to Give Rural America Broadband? Look to the Early 1900s

nytimes.com — "Our electric cooperatives believe they have an obligation to economic development, so it was very natural for them to leverage the systems they have to also provide broadband," said Martha A. Duggan, a senior principal for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, a trade group in Washington.

Amazon Expands Drone Testing in Britain

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - Amazon has partnered with the British government to significantly expand drone testing, a move that could allow the devices to deliver packages to British homes far earlier than in the United States.

Microsoft Wins Appeal on Overseas Data Searches

nytimes.com — Microsoft has won an appeal in a closely watched legal case that tests the limits of law enforcement's ability to obtain data stored outside of the United States. On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a lower court's ruling that Microsoft must turn over email communications for a suspect in a narcotics case stored in a Microsoft data center in Dublin.

F.A.A. Issues Commercial Drone Rules

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The federal government on Tuesday made it much easier for companies to use drones for a variety of tasks, including aerial photography and emergency response. The Federal Aviation Administration 's first-time commercial drone rules allow a broad range of businesses to use drones under 55 pounds, but with several restrictions: The drones must be operated by a pilot who has passed a written test and is at least 16 years old.

A Conversation With Cablevision’s New Owner

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - The European telecom operator Altice completed its $17.7 billion deal for Cablevision on Tuesday, its second major acquisition in a year and a step toward its goal of becoming a leading cable and broadband internet provider in the United States.

Court backs rules treating internet as utility, not luxury - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — WASHINGTON - High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

Federal court backs rules treating internet as a utility, not a luxury

adn.com — Nation-World Author: Cecilia Kang, The New York Times Updated: 8 minutes ago Published 8 minutes ago WASHINGTON - High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.
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Aug 24, 2016

@belril @markoff what? mine as well rename the joint Walt Whitman college and stop the confusion once and for all

Aug 24, 2016

Endorse: My alma mater is searching for a new mascot, replacing "the missionaries" cc: @markoff @Nate_Cohn

Aug 23, 2016

RT @nicoleperlroth: CNN report re NYT hack is not accurate. Story coming shortly.

Aug 22, 2016

This is my favorite thing in so long .@bxchen: 300 Bagels and a Hit Ain't One:  http://nyti.ms/2bxOx7r 


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