American ISPs Are Better Than Ever, FCC Proclaims in Study Based on Flawed Data
Ajit Pai's FCC says more Americans than ever have access to fast internet connections, but critics say the study is "fundamentally at odds with reality."
FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband
Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead
But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Why Bury Broadband Fiber When You Can Just Glue It to the Road?
TRAXyL, a DC-based startup, hopes their patented resin will provide more options for building affordable internet infrastructure.
ISPs Have Asked the Senate to Limit Funds for Rural Internet
Proposals being considered by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry would block communities from getting funding.
24 Million Americans Don't Have Access to Broadband—Why Isn't It an Election Issue?
It’s rare that the digital divide even gets lip service, let alone a robust platform from candidates.
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Tim Berners-Lee: Monopolies and Lack of Public Infrastructure Are Ruining the Web
The world wide web, the information space we all use to connect on the internet, is 29 years old. Its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, wants the world to come together to close the digital divide.
Big Telecom Convinced Wyoming’s Politicians to Rewrite a Community Broadband Bill
A bill that has passed the state legislature originally set aside funds for municipal-run internet, but after lobbyists had their say, the bill was changed.
At the Behest of T-Mobile, the FCC Is Undoing Rules That Make it Easier for Small ISPs to Compete With Big Telecom
The rules around the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum were changed in 2015 to make it easier for wireless ISPs to license space, but might be changed right before they are useful.
Trump Signs Two Rural Broadband Executive Orders That Will Barely Move the Needle
The president’s executive orders are fine, but won’t do much in practical terms.
The FCC's Next Stunt: Reclassifying Cell Phone Data Service as 'Broadband Internet'
The agency is expected to make this change in February, which will make America's broadband situation look better than it actually is.
Rural Broadband Advocate Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken in Congress
As Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Smith championed broadband funding programs.