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Ziply improving North Idaho broadband internet service (access required)

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HAYDEN — Ziply Fiber, which recently took over Frontier Communications’ telecommunications services in four Northwest states, including Idaho, has purchased Wholesail Networks to help improve broadband internet connectivity in the region. “The key is that they have a backbone network that ...

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Angels will keep investing, but conservatively, survey says (access required)

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Angel investors still expect to keep investing in early-stage startups despite the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic but are likely to be more conservative in doing so, according to a recent survey performed by the Angel Capital Association. “There’s less investing going ...

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Big-firm diaspora could bring tech worker influx to Idaho (access required)

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COVID-19 could lead to an unexpected windfall in Idaho: an influx of technology workers. Several major Silicon Valley companies — most notably Facebook and Twitter — have announced that, as far as they’re concerned, this working-from-home thing is going pretty well and ...

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T-Mobile makes move to grab first responders market share (access required)

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In an effort to attract the first responder market, T-Mobile has announced Connecting Heroes, a program offering first responders free phones, as well as free 5G telecommunications service for up to 10 years — a move that could cost the company ...

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Talloo social networking service expands due to COVID-19 (access required)

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COVID-19 has actually been helpful to one Idaho company. Talloo Inc., a Boise-based community and technology platform to foster collaboration that has been limited to the Treasure Valley until now, has accelerated its nationwide expansion. “I had to take stuff ...

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Idaho Secretary of State bolsters voting security with Idaho firm (access required)

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In an attempt to improve election security, the Idaho Secretary of State’s office is using software from a Boise company, PlexTrac. “The PlexTrac platform will allow the Idaho SOS cybersecurity team to collaborate effectively across all counties for reporting and ...

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US government imposes restrictions on Micron customer Huawei (access required)

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New restrictions imposed by the U.S. government on Chinese manufacturer Huawei last week aren’t likely to affect Micron Inc. but could presage additional future restrictions that could impact the Boise-based chip manufacturer. Jim Handy, a veteran Micron analyst and general ...

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Trinity Networx opens IT services office in downtown Boise (access required)

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An Ontario, California, computer services company has opened up an office in downtown Boise. Trinity Networx LLC has now opened an office in the Banner Bank building downtown. This is a continuation of Trinity Networx’ expansion into Boston and Atlanta ...

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Black Box VR partnering with California-based gym chain (access required)

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Black Box VR, a Boise-based virtual reality exercise product, is undergoing a pilot project with Eos Fitness, a rapidly growing gym chain that could lead to Black Box VR being installed in Eos gyms nationwide. “We’re doing a pilot with ...

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