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Mississippi subpoenas AT&T for records on $300M project

The state of Mississippi is asking multinational telecommunications conglomerate AT&T provide records of the work it promised to do to expand broadband access in the state after the Public Service Commission gave the company almost $300 million, officials said.

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley has signed an investigative subpoena for records from AT&T related to the company’s claim to have made internet service available to 133,000 locations in the state through the Connect America Fund, a federal program for expanded broadband in rural areas of the U.S.

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The subpoena demands production of documents showing the number of actual subscribers to AT&T’s fixed wireless service within the 133,000 locations where the company claims to have provided service. It also requests the number of complaints filed with the company by

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg pledges $300M to support ‘safe and reliable voting’

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Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg attend the 2020 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony.


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This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November.

Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are committing $300 million to support voting and election infrastructure in the US ahead of the November election

“Election officials across the country are working hard to ensure that everyone can vote and every vote can be counted — and we want to help make sure they have the resources they need to do this,” the Facebook CEO wrote in a post on Tuesday. 

The couple is giving $250 million to the Center for Tech and Civic Life to “provide funding for local counties to have the staffing, training, and equipment

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