The Point, July 21, 2023: A small Alachua County city now has broadband internet
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• WUFT News: Cox Communications extends its high-speed internet coverage to Archer.“Cox Communications made waves in Archer on Wednesday morning touting its launch of high-speed internet access to the rural community. Its expansion efforts are part of the company’s goal of bringing broadband to underserved rural communities. The expansion includes gigabit internet speeds that the company says will reliably serve the people of Archer with fast, fiber optic-powered internet that will help over 500 residents and businesses in the town, according to a Cox press release.”
• NPR News: Three Florida men are on the ballot in 2024. Voters there still want Trump.“Nationally, Trump leads the contenders for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nomination, which includes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a much lesser known Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. The red state arguably gives Republicans their best test case to see who will come out on top for their party’s ticket.”
• Associated Press: Florida school shooting reenactment set for Aug. 4 using live ammunition, judge told.“The reenactment of a 2018 mass shooting at a Florida high school will take place early next month as part of a civil lawsuit and will use live ammunition with a bullet safety device, a judge was told Thursday. Circuit Judge Carol-Lisa Phillips endorsed an agreement reached by attorneys for victims’ families and former Broward Deputy Scot Peterson to conduct the reenactment Aug. 4 at a three-story classroom building at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.”
• WINK-Fort Myers: Deputies investigate second shooting targeting state rep.’s home.“A bullet flew into a child’s bedroom inside the home of Republican State Representative Spencer Roach in North Fort Myers, and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office is now investigating. State Representative Roach said he didn’t hear gunfire or realize someone fired a bullet into his home until he woke up Thursday morning.”
• WJCT-Jacksonville: Hydroponic farm in Baker County promises 600 jobs.“A new $750 million hydroponic farm in Baker County will grow fresh produce and create more than 600 jobs, county officials say. The Baker County Development Commission announced Wednesday that a public-private partnership between the county and Plant Agricultural Systems is moving forward.”
• WFSU-Tallahassee: Florida’s attorney general says AI is making scam calls worse.“Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody is warning that artificial intelligence (AI) is being used to carry out imposter scams, which often target grandparents. She says A.I. voice-cloning technology makes these scams even more convincing.”