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Droegemeier and Neumayr: Why Trump’s making ocean exploration a top priority

In January 1960, two fearless oceanographers eased themselves into a small steel sphere attached beneath a 50-foot submersible vessel and began an untethered descent to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Almost five hours later, six-and-a-half miles down, under crushing pressure and surrounded by a pitch-black void, explorer Jacques Piccard and then U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh became the first people to reach the lowest known place on Earth, the Challenger Deep. For twenty minutes, the lights of their small craft, the Trieste, illuminated for humankind a place on our planet that had been dark for 150 million years.

Today, sixty years later, the United States is poised to lead a second era of bold innovation that will similarly reshape and expand human knowledge of the ocean, a priority for President Trump and

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Boston Red Sox top pitching prospect Bryan Mata sits at 96-98 mph, 2020 first-rounder Nick Yorke singles off him

Bryan Mata sat at 96-98 mph with his fastball during his two innings in a simulated game at the alternate training site in Pawtucket on Saturday, per PawSox broadcaster Jim Cain.

Mata, a 6-foot-3, 240-pound right-hander who turned 21 in May, pitched in a sim game for the first time since suffering a hamstring cramp Aug. 30.

Baseball America ranks him Boston’s No. 1 pitching prospect and fourth best prospect overall behind Triston Casas, Bobby Dalbec and Jeter Downs.

Watch Mata’s sim game right below.

He throws a four-seamer, two-seamer, slider, curveball and changeup. In 2019, Mata committed to his two-seam fastball while also working hard on developing his slider into his best secondary pitch.

“Just working off that pitch (two-seamer), I feel like right now that’s my best pitch and it just helps me get ahead of hitters,” Mata said during a Zoom call earlier this week. “So that’s

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Qatar ranks at top in world Internet readiness index

(MENAFN – The Peninsula) Qatar has become one of the most digitally developed countries in the region, and has performed exceptionally well —number one — in terms of Internet readiness, policy support and adaptability of new technology, in a latest study by a globally renowned research and analysis firm.
Qatar ranks 2nd in the region and 28th globally in the overall ranking, in the Inclusive Internet Index prepared by The Economist Intelligence Unit (TheEIU), a research division of the London-based Economist Group.  Only Kuwait (24th) is above Qatar in the region, while other countries such as the UAE (38th), Bahrain (41st) Saudi Arabia (43rd) trailing far behind Qatar. 
In terms of Internet ‘readiness’ Qatar has topped in the world among 100 countries studied for the index.  The ‘readiness’ category examines the capacity to access the Internet, including skills, cultural acceptance, and supporting policy.
In the overall ranking of the Inclusive

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Top 20 Internet Providers in Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas residential internet coverage

Las Vegas is a well-connected city. Virtually 100% of Vegas residents have access to broadband internet speeds, which the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) defines as 25 Mbps download speeds and 3 Mbps upload speeds. And most residents have access to speeds even faster than that.

The only downside for Vegas residents is the lack of choices. While you have plenty of fast internet packages to choose from, those packages are mostly offered by just two providers: CenturyLink and Cox. Satellite internet from Viasat is also an option if you’re prepared to deal with latency.

The most widely available providers throughout the city are definitely Cox and CenturyLink. Folks living inside the beltway have the advantage of fast internet available from either ISP (Internet Service Provider).

The Cox service area stretches from Boulder City to Mount Charleston and from Nellis Air Force Base to near the

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Top 20 Internet Providers in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville Residential Internet Coverage

The city of Knoxville is one of the most well-known in Tennessee, currently home to almost 200,000 people and many successful business enterprises. Quite a few local and national internet service companies serve this area.

AT&T, with its fiber network and DSL network, serves the entirety of Knoxville. The coverage map reaches neighborhoods like Oakwood, Beaumont, Morningside, and Park City.

The Frontier Communications network is slightly smaller, primarily serving the northwestern portion of the city. This includes the neighborhoods of Mechanicsville and College Hills.

Cable provider Xfinity not only reaches all of Knoxville, it spreads its network into outlying communities.

Through its rival Charter, service is only available in the part of Knoxville that lies south of the Tennessee River. This includes South Knoxville and Old Sevier. On the flip side, WOW! brings consistent coverage to western Knoxville, offering service to Fort Sanders, Mechanicsville, Beaumont, College

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Top 21 Internet Providers in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Residential Internet Coverage

As one of the largest cities in California, Long Beach has a rapidly growing need for high-speed internet that keeps up with its residents and tourists.

Fiber is available through Frontier FiOS, which services the Wilmington area, downtown Long Beach, and the Naples-Marina area. Other covered areas include East Side, Circle Area, Poly High, and Wrigley. Service is not widely available in the northeastern part of Long Beach.

Customers can choose fiber or DSL from AT&T. AT&T provides coverage to a large area of Long Beach, with the exception of central communities like downtown, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore, North Long Beach, and Northwest Long Beach.

However, the central neighborhoods of Long Beach are in the coverage map of Frontier Communications. Areas served by Frontier include downtown, Poly High, Wrigley, Los Cerritos, and Signal Hill.

Cable internet from Time Warner Cable is limited to a fairly

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Top 31 Internet Providers in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles residential internet coverage

Broadband internet service (internet with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps) is available to 99% of Los Angeles residents. That means that nearly every Angeleno has access to broadband internet. Several internet service providers of different types and sizes are available in LA, but AT&T and Spectrum serve the most areas.

Since Los Angeles is such a sprawling megalopolis, the internet services available at your residence may vary greatly depending on what neighborhood you’re in. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of service you’ll find in different parts of the city:

 

West Los Angeles

Spectrum has you covered for cable internet in Westside areas like Brentwood, Westwood, and Santa Monica—its network spans the entire city. AT&T, meanwhile, offers DSL and fiber options in most of the Westside. However, AT&T isn’t available in coastal communities from Marina del Rey up to Topanga State Park.

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Top 22 Internet Providers in Long Beach, CA

Long Beach Residential Internet Coverage

As one of the largest cities in California, Long Beach has a rapidly growing need for high-speed internet that keeps up with its residents and tourists.

Fiber is available through Frontier FiOS, which services the Wilmington area, downtown Long Beach, and the Naples-Marina area. Other covered areas include East Side, Circle Area, Poly High, and Wrigley. Service is not widely available in the northeastern part of Long Beach.

Customers can choose fiber or DSL from AT&T. AT&T provides coverage to a large area of Long Beach, with the exception of central communities like downtown, Belmont Heights, Belmont Shore, North Long Beach, and Northwest Long Beach.

However, the central neighborhoods of Long Beach are in the coverage map of Frontier Communications. Areas served by Frontier include downtown, Poly High, Wrigley, Los Cerritos, and Signal Hill.

Cable internet from Time Warner Cable is limited to a fairly

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Top 32 Internet Providers in Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles residential internet coverage

Broadband internet service (internet with a download speed of at least 25 Mbps) is available to 99% of Los Angeles residents. That means that nearly every Angeleno has access to broadband internet. Several internet service providers of different types and sizes are available in LA, but AT&T and Spectrum serve the most areas.

Since Los Angeles is such a sprawling megalopolis, the internet services available at your residence may vary greatly depending on what neighborhood you’re in. Here’s a breakdown of what kind of service you’ll find in different parts of the city:

 

West Los Angeles

Spectrum has you covered for cable internet in Westside areas like Brentwood, Westwood, and Santa Monica—its network spans the entire city. AT&T, meanwhile, offers DSL and fiber options in most of the Westside. However, AT&T isn’t available in coastal communities from Marina del Rey up to Topanga State Park.

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Top 43 Internet Providers in Fort Worth, TX

Fort Worth Residential Internet Coverage

Located within one of the largest metropolitan areas of Texas, Fort Worth enjoys service from many local and national internet service providers.

Centurylink Prism and Frontier FiOS both bring fiber to the city of Fort Worth. Centurylink Prism has a limited network, but it can expand in coming years. Frontier FiOS is currently available in part of the Far North neighborhood of Fort Worth.

DSL is offered through AT&T, as is fiber. The DSL coverage map is slightly larger, covering all of Fort Worth and surrounding neighborhoods.

Certain Fort Worth neighborhoods are served by Frontier Communications, including part of Far Northwest Fort Worth and part of the Far West neighborhood.

Through Windstream, customers in the Arlington Heights area have access to high-speed internet. This central neighborhood is joined by Wedgwood and Far Southwest.

Time Warner Cable serves the eastern edges of Fort Worth, including Far

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