internet access

Internet

Damaged Undersea Cable Causes Near-Total Internet Blackout in Island Nation Tonga

The island has just one submarine cable that provides internet access for the entire island.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.24.19
comcast

Comcast Is Already Hated—and It's About to Become a Lot More Powerful

With Comcast buying up broadcasters to cement its domination of the emerging streaming video market, it's about to get a lot worse.
Karl Bode
5.9.18
Broadband

Australia Is Considering Making It Illegal for ISPs to Advertise Inflated Speeds

ISPs in the US have been called out for similar behavior before.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.2.18
Impact Work

It's 2017 and Less Than 50 Percent of the World Has Internet Access

Getting everyone online seems like a no-brainer, but the controversy over denying people internet access rages on.
Starre Julia Vartan
6.27.17
digital divide

Why Closing The Digital Divide Might Mean Skipping Wi-Fi Altogether

The biggest problem with wireless data is the price of subscriptions.
Joel Balsam
3.31.17
Canada

A New Internet Tax in Canada Would Keep Indigenous People Offline

Canada’s Heritage Minister is debating an ISP tax to fund Canadian content. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Denise Williams and Josh Tabish
11.2.16
Features

The City That Was Saved by the Internet

Job opportunities are drying up in towns without broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee turned around its fortunes by building the fastest internet in the United States.
Jason Koebler
10.27.16
Photo

How Cubans Are Using Their Country's First WiFi Hotspots

These hotspots are often inconvenient, and they're not free. But for many Cubans, they provide a vital window to the outside world.
Maureen Muse
10.5.16
Internet

AT&T Says It’s Invented ‘Transformative, Multi-Gigabit’ Broadband Mesh Nets

AT&T has likened a new technology it's testing to the invention of the laser or the transistor.
Jason Koebler
9.20.16
Internet

Gabon Is Suffering the 'Worst Communications Suppression Since the Arab Spring'

Nightly 'internet curfews' are the latest tool in the oppressive government toolbox.
Jason Koebler
9.9.16
Canada

How to Be 'Huge on YouTube', According to Canada's Top First Nations Gamer

Austin Pamajewon, who grew up on the Shawanaga First Nation, on why we need to close the digital divide.
David Silverberg
6.21.16
AT&T

Google Fiber Is Losing the Gigabit Race—All According to Plan

AT&T and other traditional ISPs are racing to compete with Google around the country, which is exactly what we need.
Jason Koebler
4.28.16
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