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Antitrust3 days ago

T-Mobile’s Acquisition of Sprint Passes Federal Muster, But 16 States Press On in Opposition

WASHINGTON, November 14. 2019- Despite the approval of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger by the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of...

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Comcast Touts 100 Gigabit Service, SHLB Seeks Reconsideration on Telehealth, Senate Clears Emergency Communications

Comcast announced Wednesday that it would begin broadband marketing plans reaching speeds up to 100 gigabits per second to businesses,...

FCC5 days ago

As Next Year’s C-Band Auction Looms, FCC Officials Reflect on Innovation in Spectrum Auctions

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2019 – Increased attention surrounding next June’s impending C-Band spectrum auction was the occasion for legal experts...

Artificial Intelligence5 days ago

Problems of Lack of Transparency Pervade Issues of Algorithms in Artificial Intelligence

WASHINGTON, November 12, 2019 - The advent of artificial intelligence raises the concern of whether online algorithms harm or help...

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

New Hampshire Plans a Broadband System, Microsoft on Californian Privacy, and Google Collects Medical Data

New Hampshire state legislature is in the works of forming a bill authorizing multi-town districts for the purpose of establishing...

Privacy and Security1 week ago

As Technology Enables Employer Mass-Surveillance, Activists Say Current Privacy Laws Benefit the Wealthy

WASHINGTON, November 7, 2019 - The poor and working classes are most concerned about privacy and surveillance, yet current privacy...

Open Access1 week ago

UTOPIA Fiber Announces Partnerships with Morgan, Utah, Idaho Falls, and Other Cities

Exciting things are happening at UTOPIA Fiber. The network, the largest operational open-access network in the United States, is in...

Education2 weeks ago

State Educational Technology Officials Say Better Broadband Necessary for Pedagogy and Equity

WASHINGTON, November 6, 2019 - High-speed internet access is essential for improving pedagogical approaches and broadband equity, and that means...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Ajit Pai Discusses 5G in Geopolitical Context, TIA on 5G Supply Chain, Benton Institute’s Vision for 2020s

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai calls for more spectrum and fiber Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that the US...

Open Access2 weeks ago

UTOPIA Fiber, Largest Open-Access Network in U.S., Announces Partnership with Morgan, Utah

Construction on High-Speed Fiber Network to Be Completed by Spring 2020 MORGAN, Utah, November 5, 2019 — UTOPIA Fiber, Utah’s...

Digital Inclusion2 weeks ago

FCC Commissioner Starks Touts High-Speed Internet as the ‘Great Equalizer’ at Broadband Communities Event

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, November 1, 2019 - High-speed broadband has the potential to be the “great equalizer,” said Federal Communications Commissioner...

Digital Inclusion2 weeks ago

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Links 5G Deployment and T-Mobile Merger to Addressing Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, November 1, 2019 - Strategies that include and support historically underserved groups are necessary to address America’s digital divide,...

Broadband Mapping & Data3 weeks ago

Broadband Data From Providers Needs to be Checked With Data From Users, Say Panelists at Mapping Event

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, October 30, 2019 - The more one delves into the details of broadband mapping, the more complicated it...

Broadband Mapping3 weeks ago

‘Mapping America’s Broadband’ Video from SHLB’s AnchorNets Conference Showcases and Educates

WASHINGTON, October 30, 2019 - Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday posted the video of the "Mapping America's Broadband" session at the...

House of Representatives3 weeks ago

C-Band Hearing Showcases Divisions Over Auctions, Uses of Radio Frequencies

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 - Mid-band radiofrequencies in the so-called "C-Band" are underutilized but not unused, said House Energy and...

China3 weeks ago

China’s Technology, Economy and Military Are All Advancing at an Alarming Rate, Say CSIS Panelists

WASHINGTON, October 29, 2019 – With China’s technological advancement proceeding at a concerning rate for America, a panel at the...

Privacy and Security3 weeks ago

Republican and Democratic Senators Agree that Big Tech is Hoarding the Value of Consumers’ Digital Data

WASHINGTON, October 25, 2019 - A growing bipartisan consensus emerged from a Thursday Senate Banking Committee hearing that technology companies are...

Broadband's Impact3 weeks ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Praises Agency’s Work in Promoting High-Speed Internet at ‘Broadband Heros’ Event

WASHINGTON, October 24, 2019 – US Telecom on Thursday praised legislators and a regulator who have promoted their framework for...

House of Representatives4 weeks ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to Tell Congress that Its Cryptocurrency Promotes Financial Inclusivity

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2019 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in the spotlight again on Wednesday, when he is...

Free Speech4 weeks ago

Social Media Both a Cause of and Solution to Epidemic of ‘Fake news,’ Say Panelists at AEI Event

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2019 - At an American Enterprise Institute event on Tuesday, members of the media said that social...

Antitrust4 weeks ago

Broadband Roundup: Bill Aims to Make Social Media Interoperable, Colorado Drops T-Mobile Lawsuit, Indian Country Very Unconnected

Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., Josh Hawley, R-Mo., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday introduced the Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service...

Africa1 month ago

Africa’s Informal Sector Marred by Small Manufacturing Base and Low Technology Adoption, Brookings Experts Say

WASHINGTON, October 18, 2019 - Emerging digital technologies are making strides in the global economy, but some experts say that...

Spectrum1 month ago

Wireless Internet Providers Excited About Multiple Spectrum Sharing Opportunities, Including FCC Priority Access

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, October 18, 2019 – The Wireless Internet Service Provider Association annual conference opened here this week with...

Open Access1 month ago

Idaho Falls City Council Votes to Extend High Speed Fiber Network to Entire City, in Partnership With UTOPIA FIber

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, October 17, 2019 — In a unanimous vote at a special City Council meeting Thursday evening, the...

Broadband Mapping1 month ago

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Gives the Broadband Scoreboard at SHLB: FCC Maps-0, Libraries-1

ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 17, 2019 – Federal Communication Commissioner Geoffrey Starks summarized his keynote message to the Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband...

Senate1 month ago

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Tackles Question of Public Versus Private Auction of C-Band Spectrum

WASHINGTON, October 17, 2019 – A Senate Appropriations subcommittee focused questions at a Thursday hearing on the Federal Communication Commission’s...

FCC1 month ago

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr Touts Work on Enhancing Telehealth and Flexible Spectrum

ARLINGTON, Virginia, October 17, 2019 - Federal Communication Commissioner Brendan Carr highlighted his work at the agency on promoting telehealth,...

Free Speech1 month ago

Internet Industry Under the Microscope as House Committee Grills Witnesses on Liability for Online Content

WASHINGTON, October 16, 2019 - The chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday said that technology companies need...

Antitrust1 month ago

Big Tech Gets a Big Lashing by Democratic Presidential Candidates, on Antitrust, Section 230 and Data Privacy

Big technology companies were a big target during Tuesday night's debate in Ohio of the leading Democratic presidential candidates. No...

China1 month ago

China Experts Advise Political Leaders to Tone Down Disputes, Cite Benefits of Bilateral Trade with China

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2019 – While China’s technology sector appears to be global gaining momentum, experts at a Brookings Institution...

Broadband Data1 month ago

With or Without Negative Latency, Google Stadia Likely to Massively Churn Broadband Bandwidth

WASHINGTON, October 10, 2019 – The tech world is buzzing about the alleged “negative latency” that the search engine giant...

Broadband Roundup1 month ago

Broadband Roundup: FCC Authorizes More Connect America Funding, NextLink Expands Coverage, Connected Nation in Ohio

The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday authorized more than $61.8 million in funding over the next decade to expand broadband to...

5G1 month ago

Questions of Public vs. Private Auction and Role of 5G Spectrum Dominate Conference on C-Band

WASHINGTON, October 9, 2019 - Proposals to allocate C-Band spectrum to terrestrial wireless providers are getting close to  action decision-making....

Expert Opinion1 month ago

Ron Quirk: FCC Again Proposes to Enlarge Service Areas for Wireless Public Access Licenses

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently issued a Public Notice seeking comment on procedures for the auction of Public Access Licenses (PALs)...

Net Neutrality1 month ago

D.C. Circuit’s Decision in Net Neutrality Case Likely to Open New Fronts of Attack Against FCC

In-Depth Analysis of the D.C. Circuit Court's Decision in Mozilla v. FCC Demonstrates It is Just the Beginning of a New...

National Broadband Plan2 months ago

Sanders, Warren and Buttigieg: Democratic Presidential Candidates With a Broadband Plan

Amy Klobuchar also focused on broadband mapping and rural connectivity; Joe Biden wants grants to expand access for underserved communities WASHINGTON,...

Antitrust2 months ago

Broadband Roundup: Comcast vs. Google, Sprint’s Open 5G Network, Ransomware Rises

Comcast is emerging as an antitrust foe against big tech companies such as Google, according to US News and World...

Net Neutrality2 months ago

D.C. Circuit Court Upholds FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s Repeal of Net Neutrality, But Allows States to Fill the Void

WASHINGTON, October 1, 2019 -- The Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era network neutrality rules will remain, a three-judge panel...

Broadband Mapping & Data2 months ago

Comments on Digital Opportunity Data Collection Largely Supportive of FCC’s New Mapping Initiative

WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019 – Comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s latest effort to improve broadband data collection were due...

Broadband Roundup2 months ago

FCC Commissioner Starks Charges Malfeasance by Sprint, Spectrum Sharing Bill, Facebook’s Rules for Pols

The Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that Chairman Ajit Pai is issuing an investigation into Sprint’s alleged misappropriation of...