Bernie Sanders says he should have listened to symptoms
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says he was "dumb" not to have listened to the symptoms he was experiencing before he was stricken with a heart attack last week. The 78-year-old Sanders made the comments Tuesday outside his Vermont home as he headed to an appointment with a cardiologist along with his wife, Jane O'Meara Sanders. Sanders returned to Vermont on Saturday to rest after spending three days in a Las Vegas hospital. Doctors inserted two stents to open a clogged artery in his heart. Experts have said Sanders should be able to resume his campaign.
Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Friday to expand broadband internet access as part of a push to boost the economy and reduce corporate power over The proposal would also break up what the campaign calls " internet service provider and cable monopolies," stop service providers from offering
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Bernie Sanders unveiled a plan Friday to expand broadband internet access as part of a push to boost the economy and reduce corporate power over Americans.
In hisproposal, the Vermont senator and Democratic presidential candidate calls to treat internet like a public utility. His campaign argues that the internet should not be a "price gouging profit machine" for companies such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon.
1st of many federal broadband grants announced in Tennessee
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has announced the first of many federal investments targeting the creation of critical broadband internet infrastructure in underserved rural areas across the country. Perdue visited the West Tennessee city of Halls on Friday to announce a $2.85 million grant to improve broadband internet connectivity for 347 households in rural Lauderdale County. In a town hall meeting later in the day in Memphis, Perdue said the Forked Deer Electric Cooperative will use the ReConnect Program grant to deploy fiber to the co-op's home broadband network.
In telecommunications, broadband is wide bandwidth data transmission which transports multiple signals and traffic types. The medium can be coaxial cable , optical fiber, radio or twisted pair.
Cable firms NTL and Telewest will on Monday unveil a joint marketing campaign, named Building Broadband Britain, to accelerate the spread of high-speed The tie- up with Telewest comes two months after NTL sealed an alliance with Orange over the sharing of mobile phone and cable services.
Sanders' plan would create $150 billion in grants and aid for local and state governments to build publicly owned broadband networks as part of the Green New Deal infrastructure initiative. The total would mark a massive increase over current funding for broadband development initiatives. The proposal would also break up what the campaign calls "internet service provider and cable monopolies," stop service providers from offering content and end what it calls "anticompetitive mergers."
Sanders and his rivals for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have pushed to boost high-speed internet access for rural and low-income Americans, saying it has become a necessity to succeed in school and business. The self-proclaimed democratic socialist has unveiled numerous plans to root out corporate influence as he runs near the top of a jammed primary field.
Expensive broadband is pricing millions out of accessing the internet
In countries with just one major broadband provider, internet access is often too pricey for people to justify, a new report shows.The internet affordability report, published annually by Tim Berners-Lee's Web Foundation and the Alliance for Affordable Internet, offers a snapshot of the barriers to people being able to afford to get online. In 2019, the report identifies a lack of competition in the market as one of the factors keeping costs too high in some countries.
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candidate Bernie Sanders want the USA's broadband regulator FCC to investigate whether Americans are being overcharged for internet access . The Senators are calling on the FCC to investigate how much Americans pay for broadband , based both on state and provider, as well as the
"Access to the internet is a necessity in today's economy, and it should be available for all. We are going to take on the greedy internet, telecom, and cable monopolies and put an end to their absurd prices gauging," Sanders said in a statement.
The plan would also require service providers to offer a "basic" broadband plan at an "affordable price." In addition, it would put $7.5 billion toward high-speed broadband in Native American communities and ensure that public housing residents have access to free broadband.
Several of Sanders' top Democratic competitors have called to pile more money into high-speed internet development. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg released plans to invest at least $80 billion into rural broadband, while former Vice President Joe Biden has proposed putting $20 billion into expanding rural internet access.
The candidates are jockeying for position in Iowa and New Hampshire, two states with major rural pockets that host the first two primary nominating contests in February.
In August, the Federal Communications Commission announced $4.9 billion in funding over the next decade for "maintaining, improving and expanding affordable rural broadband."
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Trump's campaign promise: Bernie Sanders presses Donald Trump with tweet posters
Bernie Sanders presses Donald Trump with a poster, on which a tweet of the designated US President is printed.
"I was the first and only potential Republican nominee to stand up for cuts in social security and health insurance," Donald Trump tweets in May 2015.
Senator Sanders would like to recall a promise that the Republicans before the US election has made. A promise that the Republicans now obviously want to break.
On Wednesday, the US Senate debated whether the "Affordable Care Act" should be reversed. The Obama administration had passed the laws on affordable social security.
In addition to his speech, the Democratic Senator also made his opinion clear with these posters, and calls for Trump to either adhere to his words or at least admit that his election pledge is a lie. (red)
Core Elements of the Affordable Care Act
"Obamacare" is the colloquial name for a reform of the healthcare system in the US. It is intended to provide millions of US citizens without health insurance with affordable medical treatment.
Officially, the reform bill that President Barack Obama punched through in Congress after bitter tug-of-war and signed in March 2010, "Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act," in German, for example, "Law for the Protection of Patients and for Affordable Health Insurance."
key point is a general compulsory insurance, which is valid since 1 October 2013. Employers with more than 50 full-time employees must offer their employees insurance or otherwise pay a fine.
Anyone who does not receive insurance through their employer may, if they wish, seek out insurance on a public "marketplace" on the Internet. For low-income people, there are grants. Anyone who does not take out insurance must pay a fine.
Uninsured in 2016 at 8.6 percent
insurers may according to the reform law no longer refuse people because of pre-existing conditions. Likewise, they are prohibited from refusing to refund treatment costs to someone for a small mistake in the registration form. Children can remain insured through their parents until the age of 26.
According to government figures, the number of uninsured persons was 8.6 percent in 2016, compared to 15.7 percent before the law was signed.
The Republicans are particularly concerned with compulsory insurance, which they see as an interference with personal freedom of choice. Water on the mills is for them too, that many policies have become much more expensive now.
Insurers say they had to increase their premiums because the costs for them are much higher than calculated - perhaps because many of the new policyholders are sicker than expected. Some companies have also withdrawn from the marketplace because it does not pay for them. As a result, in some regions, there is only one supplier - bad for the customers, because competition could lower their costs. (dpa)
NYC internet plan aims to provide all New Yorkers with broadband access .
The city will partner with private internet service providers to increase connectivity around New York City."Every New Yorker deserves easy, affordable access to the internet," de Blasio said in a statement. "Providing equitable broadband service to all New Yorkers regardless of where they live or how much they make is vital to ensuring everyone has the basic tools they need to succeed.