FCC mandates broadband access by 2028; Railway sparrers seek more mediation; Former Gadsden bank manager sentenced for embezzlement; Ingalls, Spring Hill forge partnership

The FCC says every address in Alabama should have broadband access within six years

FCC mandating broadband for everyone by 2028

The FCC says every address in Alabama should have broadband access within six years, mandating 100% coverage with download speeds of at least 25 mps and upload speeds of 3 mps.  – Alabama Political Reporter


Railway sparrers seek mediation extension

The parties involved in a Gulf Coast railway dispute – Amtrak, CSX, Norfolk Southern and the Alabama State Port Authority – are asking for a mediation extension from the Surface Transportation Board. The initial mediation period ended Thursday. Amtrak is locked in a battle with the other parties over plans to bring passenger service back from New Orleans to Mobile. – Railway Age

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Former Gadsden bank branch manager sentenced for embezzlement

Dorinda Lynn Lumpkin was sentenced to a year in prison for embezzlement Thursday. In January, Lumpkin pleaded guilty to embezzling at least $184,250 while she was branch manager at BBVA in Gadsden.  – U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama


Ingalls, Spring Hill forge tuition partnership

Spring Hill College in Mobile has partnered with Ingalls Shipbuilding to provide tuition assistance to employees through the Center for Online Learning. Ingalls is based in Pascagoula, Mississippi. – WorkBoat

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