The Rural Broadband Digital Divide

There is a high degree of awareness of how differences in Internet connectivity contribute to the “digital divide” experienced by many, if not most, rural areas. Less is understood about a very real divide that exists from (a lack of) utilization. That’s right, just as important as “speed” is how...

Broadband and the Farm

by Keith Montgomery, Rural Telecom Congress Vice President & CFO of Declaration Networks Group. Broadband technology is an essential tool to those who are linked to the land – modern farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers that feed and supply the nation. Their efforts and success drive a significant...

High-Speed Internet Service to be Launched in Virginia

Declaration Networks Group (DNG) plans to launch residential high-speed Internet service on the Eastern Shore of Virginia in May of 2015.  Under its NeuBeam™ product line, the service will bring download speeds of 5 – 30 Mbps to the customers in this area.  Pricing will begin at $50/month. The Eastern...

FCC Gets it Right on Community Broadband

On an historic day at the Federal Communications Commission, the agency preempted laws in North Carolina and Tennessee that restrict the ability of communities to provide broadband service to their residents. The action came in response to petitions filed last year by community broadband providers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Wilson,...

DNG Awarded $1.3 Million to Build Out Network in Garrett County, MD

January 23, 2015, Vienna, Virginia – DNG has been awarded a contract to construct, deploy, operate and maintain a high-speed broadband network in Garrett County, Maryland.  Through this opportunity with the County, DNG offers an innovative strategy to create a sustainable broadband ecosystem that will not only address the digital...

Digital Divide in Texas Highlighted by New Maps

Today, over four million mostly rural Texas households cannot access broadband with speeds that meet the FCC’s updated goal for connectivity across the country (25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload). Recently published maps highlight the vast and primarily rural areas of the state that lack access to the new benchmark for high-speed Internet. Read...

FCC Raises the Bar for Broadband

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took important steps to improve the consumer broadband market in the United States. At its monthly Open Meeting, the FCC changed the definition of broadband that it uses to assess whether broadband is being deployed in a timely fashion throughout the country. The Commission...

Connect Iowa Applauds Gov. Branstad

Connect Iowa applauds Gov. Terry Branstad’s commitment to make broadband a policy priority in the 2015 legislative session. In today’s Condition of the State address, Branstad reinforced the state’s efforts to pass comprehensive broadband legislation and support communities that will promote greater broadband access, adoption, and use across the state....

NTIA Announces BroadbandUSA Effort to assist Communities with Broadband Plans

Comments from NTIA Administrator, Lawrence E. Strickling, published Jan 14, 2015: Over the past five years, we at NTIA have seen first-hand through our broadband grant program the power of broadband to transform lives and impact communities.  Broadband has become a cornerstone of economic growth, providing Americans the tools they need...

NeuBeam™ Brand Rollout

Declaration Networks Group (DNG) has unveiled a new logo and name for its family of innovative telecom products.  With NeuBeam™ DNG has developed a new representation of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand. NeuBeam signifies the idea of “connection”, not only literally through broadband across the U.S., but including...