Covid accelerated a trend driven by U.S. frustration at terrible telecom monopolies and government inaction.
For decades the U.S. has failed to accurately track where broadband is or isn’t available. After constant criticism, it’s only just starting to fix the problem.
Experts say there’s some very good things in the broadband infrastructure proposal, but it won’t truly fix what ails the broken sector.
Consumer groups say the Trump net neutrality repeal continues to harm state efforts to protect broadband consumers.
While the $3.2 billion program provides relief to struggling Americans, some ISPs are abusing it to make an additional buck during a crisis.
Independent researchers say 42 million Americans lack access to broadband, nearly three times higher than flawed FCC estimates.
An investigation by New York's attorney general has confirmed that Big Telecom paid to flood the net neutrality debate with millions of fake comments.
The telecom industry claims that neither state nor federal lawmakers can do anything about regional broadband monopolies and the high prices that result.
The $100 billion proposal leans heavily on local, home-grown broadband solutions instead of big telecoms.
Leaving life and death infrastructure decisions entirely in the hands of penny-pinching corporations is proving fatal in the climate apocalypse.
You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand. And for decades the US has refused to accurately measure the full scope of US broadband market failure.