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PNS Daily Newscast - June 17, 2019 


Trump once again floats the idea of being president beyond two terms. Also on the Monday rundown: A new national report ranks children's well-being, from coast to coast; and a Family Care Act gains support.

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Public News Service - KY: Media Reform

GRAPHIC: Internet freedom

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Stating the belief that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world, a Declaration of Internet Freedom has been drafted and a Kentucky group is among those signing on to it. Mimi Pickering, Community Media Initiative director with the non-profit arts and education cente

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentuckians who live in rural areas, the elderly or those getting by on fixed or low incomes could lose their basic phone service under legislation being considered by state lawmakers. Senate Bill 135 would deregulate that service, giving telephone companies the right to opt out of

WHITESBURG, Ky. - In rural areas, consumers sum up their broadband service needs in three words: access, affordability and choice. Rural advocates from five states gathered in Whitesburg this week for the Center for Rural Strategies' first Rural Broadband Summit and hearing. They discussed ways to g

WHITESBURG, Ky. - Kentucky media and rural community advocates say the lack of broadband Internet access will cripple Appalachian economies further if more isn't done to bridge the digital divide. The Center for Rural Strategies is hosting a rural broadband conference and hearing this week in Whites

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Job opportunities will elude millions of mostly rural Americans because they lack access to high-speed Internet, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission. Sharon Gillett, chief of the FCC's Wireline Competition Bureau, says progress in broadband depl

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Rural communities are 10 times more likely than big cities to have only one choice in broadband provider, recent federal data shows. The government breaks down where high-speed Internet is available and where it isn't in dissecting the broadband gap between rural and urban dwellers

WHITESBURG, Ky. - As some federal agencies charged with expanding broadband access crunch the latest congressional budget numbers to determine where they stand, rural activists are urging national policymakers to help bridge the digital divide between urban and rural households. Pickering, a filmma

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