The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 14th, 2021 morning edition

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Broadband providers have typically resisted government intrusion over what they charge their customers.

And during fights over net neutrality, one of the fears the telecom industry and Republicans regularly invoke is that Democrats will attempt to regulate broadband internet rates, which many Democrats have long said they had no interest in doing.

But digital connectivity advocates have repeatedly pointed to high U.S. prices and lament that there’s not enough competition or incentive for bringing down the prices.

December’s bipartisan pandemic relief law slated $3.2 billion to create an Emergency Broadband Benefit subsidy fund at the FCC, which will likely launch next month and help struggling consumers with $50 a month for their internet bills.

Congressional Republicans floated legislation earlier this year that would curb the operation of such municipal broadband networks.

But these entities, according to the White House, have “less pressure to turn profits and with a commitment to serving entire communities.”.

Despite this aggressive posture, Biden has historically had close ties to a mix of telecom executives. »

Content Update 3.14.0 -- Path of Exile: Ultimatum

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Each Inscribed Ultimatum specifies an offering that you must bring with you, a reward you can earn and an assortment of Ultimatum difficulty modifiers.

With 3.14.0, there are Standard, Hardcore and Solo Self-Found variations of the Ultimatum challenge league available.

Return to top We really hope you enjoy Path of Exile: Ultimatum. »

PS5 April Update brings new storage options and social features

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* With this feature, you can now transfer your PS5 games to USB extended storage from your console’s internal storage.

Because PS5 games are designed to take advantage of the console’s ultra high-speed SSD, PS5 titles can’t be played from USB extended storage.

For tips on using USB extended storage on PS5, including storage device requirements, please visit: As previously announced, the PS5 console will support storage expansion via M.2 drives in the future. »

Ben Simmons on DPOY Race vs. Rudy Gobert: I Scored 42 on Him and I'm Not a Scorer

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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons did some lobbying on his own behalf in the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year race during an appearance Tuesday on ESPN's The Jump.

Speaking with Rachel Nichols, Simmons said Gobert is "great down there in the paint, but he's not guarding everybody.".

The 7'1" Gobert isn't just a rim protector, but he can't go 1 through 4 against opponents like Simmons can. »

Chronic work stress can change our personalities

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Employees dealing with work-induced stress can experience changes to their physiology, according to organizational behavior researchers, which may result in their personality traits fluctuating or even fundamentally changing over time.

Perceiving any stressful experience, such as an abusive supervisor or performance pressure at work, depends on both the event and the individual.

Those changes to the epigenome can in turn cause changes to system functioning and to long-term personality traits. »