State leaders present $3.7 million in grants to expand rural internet access

Several jobs and services became virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and people across the U.S. need reliable internet access for them. So, state leaders presented grants on Tuesday at Midway High School to help fund better digital infrastructure in rural communities.

So, state leaders announced two grants to help more than 1,000 homes in Roane County and Meigs County get better access to the internet. Combined, the grants are worth $3.7 million and will go to helping families connect to the internet.

“What many people consider a luxury is a necessity, and now our families are going to have access to that,” said Scott Mason, the Midway High School Principal. “It’s going to help them, not only to succeed academically but also in their businesses. They might use the internet for us everything that people forget about a lot of times.”

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Epic Games and Disney Expand Collaboration with New Disney+ Offer

From November 11-December 31, 2020, new subscribers can enjoy two months of Disney+ with any real-money offer in Fortnite

Today, Epic announces a special offering for Fortnite players. From November 11 through December 31, 2020, Fortnite players age 18+ who make a real-money purchase in-game and who are new subscribers to Disney+ can receive up to two months of service in participating territories across North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand where Disney+ is available. This latest announcement continues the long-standing relationship between Epic Games and Disney and paves the way for exciting future collaboration and crossovers.

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In addition to being the home of Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Star Wars, and National Geographic, Disney+ also features “The Simpsons” library,Hamilton,” and more! Fortnite’s latest season brings the Lore, Legends, Heroes, and Villains from Marvel —

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Local SEO Marketing Company Helps To Expand The Business Goals With Custom Online Marketing Strategy – Press Release

A local SEO marketing company promotes one’s services and products to the local audience or visitors at the exact time they are looking for them.

Usually, when people search for a particular service, they wish to find the best service near them. That means people searching for local services and products are increasing day by day. As more companies are going online, to get a high rank in the local listing is not that much easy. If someone is targeting local customers then a Local SEO Company is the right place to reach out. 

BESTSEOPLANS provides local SEO services for digital marketing so as to boost the business. They can formulate a proper strategy to help a business reach its local audience. Does anybody think that possessing an attractive website for their business can do everything they need? Then that person is ignorant about online activities. If someone want to

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TikTok signs deal with Sony Music to expand music library

(Reuters) – Short video-sharing app TikTok said on Monday it had signed a deal with Sony Music Entertainment that will give all its users access to Sony’s portfolio of music including global artists such as Beyonce, Martin Garrix and Harry Styles.

logo: FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company's U.S. head office in California

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FILE PHOTO: The TikTok logo is pictured outside the company’s U.S. head office in California

The deal will allow Sony Music to use TikTok’s platform, home to several viral internet trends and where emerging artists have garnered fans quickly, to promote its artists. (

The partnership comes a day after the U.S. Commerce Department said it would “vigorously defend” an executive order that seeks to bar transactions with Chinese-owned TikTok after a federal judge halted the action.

TikTok signed similar deals with UK-based non profit Merlin earlier this year, in a bid to expand its music library and a multi-year partnership with Paris-based Believe, a music

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Verizon continues to expand 5G Home Internet to customers across the country

Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and San Jose customers can now benefit from the blazing-fast wireless broadband service

What you need to know:

  • Verizon 5G Home Internet expands to parts of Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and San Jose.
  • Now customers in parts of 12 cities can take advantage of the blazing-fast wireless broadband 5G Ultra Wideband service.
  • New 5G Home Internet customers get YouTube TV & Amazon Smart Home Bundle on us.
  • 5G Home Internet is $50 per month for Verizon customers* and $70 per month for non-Verizon customers.**

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The expansion continues. Beginning November 5th, 5G Home Internet will expand to customers in parts of Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and San Jose. The blazing-fast Internet service is now available in parts of 12 markets, building on continued advancements of our 5G technology for customers. The new 5G

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T-Mobile plans to expand 5G coverage to 100M people this year

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T-Mobile’s 5G and 4G LTE networks.

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T-Mobile has nearly doubled its midband 5G coverage area, and plans to offer 5G coverage to 100 million people by end of the year, the company said Wednesday. Following the expansion, T-Mobile midband 5G now reaches nearly 410 cities and towns across the country. The mobile carrier said areas with midband 2.5-gigahertz 5G are currently averaging downloads speeds of around 300 megabits per second, with peak download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second. 

“T-Mobile has more midband spectrum than anyone else … We’re the only ones building a transformational 5G network built on dedicated — not shared — airwaves,” T-Mobile’s president of technology, Neville Ray, said in a Wednesday release. 

The latest 5G coverage expansion follows the mobile carrier’s major overhaul of

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GRC and Total Data Centre Solutions Partner to Expand Data Centre Liquid Immersion Cooling in Europe

TDCS will provide, via GRC, data centres throughout Europe and the Nordic region with turnkey data centre immersion cooling to increase energy efficiency and data centre resiliency

GRC (Green Revolution Cooling), the single-phase immersion-cooling authority® for data centres, today announces a new partnership contract with Total Data Centre Solutions (TDCS), a leading provider of mission critical and innovative infrastructure solutions for Data Centres throughout Europe and the Nordic region focused on carbon reduction and energy efficiency.

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GRC ICEraQ immersion-cooling system with rack-mounted service rails for easy maintenance and hot swaps. (Photo: Business Wire)

Through the partnership, TDCS will act as the agent for GRC in Europe, selling GRC’s ICEraQ® Micro-Modular, Rack-Based Immersion-Cooling Systems and ICEtank® Modular, Containerised data centres to clients primarily in the UK, the Nordic region, Germany and Luxembourg. Additionally, this new partnership now enables GRC

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QCode Podcast Network Raises $6.4 Million to Expand Original Programming

Los Angeles-based podcast network QCODE raised a $6.4 million Series A financing round to expand its slate of original programming to more than 15 shows and continue recruiting talent to host its podcasts.

Smart speaker manufacturer Sonos led the investment in QCODE, which said it plans to also use the funding to seek out partnerships with other talent, production and media companies.

The podcast network currently offers six shows. It prioritizes scripted audio programming with acting talent at the helm — like the podcast “Hank the Cow Dog” featuring Matthew McConaughey, “Borrasca” with Cole Sprouse, “The Left Right Game” with Tessa Thompson, or Demi Lovato’s “Dirty Diana.”

Also Read: Common to Interview Mahershala Ali, Hasan Minhaj and Other Trailblazers for New Audible Podcast

Two of QCODE’s shows, “BLackout” and “Carrier,” were designated Best Fiction Podcast by Apple Podcasts and iHeartRadio’s podcast awards in 2019, and also won a Webby Award

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