Canada Has 'No Plan' to Bring Broadband to Rural and Remote Communities, Watchdog Says
A scathing new report shows that Canada has a long way to go when it comes to closing the country’s digital divide.
Facebook Quietly Ended Its Rural Internet Laser Drone Program
The Aquila technology was part of a plan to provide high speed internet to remote, rural areas around the globe.
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.
SpaceX Just Launched Its First High-Speed Internet Satellites Into Orbit
The goal, to create a constellation of more than 12,000 satellites, is part of a project called Starlink.
The FCC Hopes its Empty Dedication to Rural Broadband Will Make You Forget it Killed Net Neutrality
The goal is to frame net neutrality as a fringe issue favored by the Hollywood elite, while suggesting the FCC’s hard at work tackling the real problem: rural broadband availability.
Rural Broadband-Boosting Bills Would Enshrine Towns' Rights to Build Their Own Internet
If they can get traction, it will make small gains towards closing the digital divide.
FCC Chairman Admits Cell Phone Data Is Not the Same as Broadband Internet
Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement and fact sheet Thursday ahead of his 2018 Broadband Deployment Report.
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.
Rural Broadband Advocate Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken in Congress
As Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Smith championed broadband funding programs.
Verizon Abandoning 8,500 Rural Customers Is Proof that Wireless Is Not Broadband
The move makes it even harder for the FCC to make its case.
that's not the same thing
Rather than Expanding Broadband, the FCC Wants to Count Cell Service as Internet
Fudging the numbers doesn’t help anybody.
Commercial Space Race
OneWeb Wins FCC Approval to Launch a Fleet of Internet-Beaming Satellites
The company, backed by Richard Branson, wants to blanket the Earth in 720 satellites offering fiber-quality internet speeds for rural areas.