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The former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower said the company must be accountable for the social harm it causes.

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Infrastructure12 hours ago

Pole Access Delays Cost Americans Millions a Month, Report Claims

Report recommends policymakers streamline access to poles as 'most efficient' means of broadband expansion.

Funding15 hours ago

Governors Discuss Infrastructure Bill Spending at Summit

Leaders addressed strategies and importance of private spending.

Broadband Roundup18 hours ago

Federal Court Blocks Social Media Law, Illinois Broadband Initiative, Fiber Leads for Telecom Giants

A Texas court blocked enforcement of a social media that would prevent companies from removing extreme speech.

Broadband's Impact1 day ago

Julio Fuentes: Access Delayed Was Access Denied to the Poorest Americans

Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

FCC1 day ago

Senate Committee OK’s Rosenworcel, Questions Sohn on Mapping, Net Neutrality, Broadband Standards

Gigi Sohn explained her positions on issues facing the FCC.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

Sohn Broadcast Ties Questioned, Broadband in Baltimore, Facebook Asked to Sell Giphy in U.K.

The National Association of Broadcasters raised concern about FCC nominee Gigi Sohn's ties to defunct streaming service Locast.

Blockchain2 days ago

Government Needs to Enact Cryptocurrency Policy to Get Ahead on Global Competition, Experts Say

China is believed to be creating a central digital currency soon, as the U.S. lacks policy governing cryptocurrency.

Education2 days ago

Texas High School Students Enter the Fight for Better Connectivity

Students in a Houston-area school district hosted a panel on connecting schools and libraries as part of a national event...

Privacy3 days ago

Colorado and Virginia Lead In Consumer Privacy Legislation, Still Need Federal Law, Conference Hears

Both states join California as the only ones with comprehensive privacy laws, but experts say a federal bill should fill...

Broadband's Impact3 days ago

New York City Broadband Housing Initiative Gets First Completed Project

The initiative is part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $157 million Internet Master Plan.

Privacy3 days ago

Federal Trade Commission Should Make Privacy Rules Against ISP Data Collection, Experts Say

To protect consumers in the digital revolution, experts say serious federal action on privacy can lead the way.

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Universal Service Fund Bill, Private-Public Era, USTelecom Expands Team, Giving Tuesday

A bill introduced this month requires the FCC to investigate the need to expand base of Universal Service Fund.

FCC3 days ago

FCC Eliminates Emergency Broadband Benefit Enrollment Freeze

The commission says an enrollment freeze is no longer necessary as the Infrastructure Act’s Affordable Connectivity Program takes effect.

Universal Service4 days ago

Advocates Call for Universal Service Fund to Include Broadband Revenues

Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.

Broadband's Impact4 days ago

Craig Settles Talks Telehealth, FCC Mapping Issues on States, Broadband’s Impact on Critical Infrastructure

Craig Settles talks about the need for telehealth and ubiquitous broadband in a recent interview.

Open Access4 days ago

UTOPIA Fiber Completes Payson City Project and Publishes Results of Customer Feedback Survey

UTOPIA customers deep in red states favor net neutrality by a wide margin.

FCC1 week ago

FCC Watchdog Finds Evidence of Fraud in Emergency Broadband Benefit

Inspector General report finds "dozens" of cases of EBB abuse across the country.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Date Set for Sohn Hearing, Criticism of Tech Legislation, New ILSR Leadership

Sohn and Biden NTIA nominee Alan Davidson will undergo confirmation hearings next Wednesday.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

TPI New Broadband Map, Justice Dept. Stands for Section 230, Ericsson Looks to Acquire Vonage

TPI released their broadband map, which tracks speeds, availability, and adoption rates across the country.

Wireless1 week ago

Verizon, TracFone Deal Gets FCC and California Approval

The companies agree to consumer protection measures as conditions of the transaction.

#broadbandlive1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 15, 2021 — Public-Private Partnerships and Broadband Deployment

One of the most important recent developments in the deployment of broadband infrastructure.

#broadbandlive1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 8, 2021 — Implementation of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act

In this event, we'll explore the perspective of the NTIA and state agencies charged with implementing IIJA.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 1, 2021 — How the Telecom and Tech Industries Should Approach Privacy

Privacy is rising in the landscape of telecom and technology policy issues issues.

Section 2302 weeks ago

Experts Warn Against Total Repeal of Section 230

Panelists note shifting definition of offensive content.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Broadband in Build Back Better, ISPs Customers Exposed to Hackers, Rural ISP Funding in Louisiana

Another $1 billion in broadband expansion funds could be available in the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

House Passes Reconciliation Bill, State AGs Investigate Instagram, Broadband’s Q3 Rebound

President Biden’s social safety net and climate package now faces hurdles in the Senate.

FCC2 weeks ago

FCC Requires Telecom Companies to Let Subscribers Text to Suicide Prevention Hotline

The measure would increase access for those seeking emergency mental health assistance.

FCC2 weeks ago

Senators, Citing Funding Influx, Press Need to Confirm Rosenworcel

Senators pointed to FCC's initiatives on mapping, which will need to be good to maximize federal funds for broadband.

Blockchain2 weeks ago

Facebook Lobbying Congress on Blockchain Policy

The registration comes after the company rebranded to Meta, taking it beyond its social media origins.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Need for Infrastructure Bill Accountability, California Broadband Projects, Broadband In Wisconsin

Rural advocates are asking for accountability for infrastructure bill spending on broadband.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Sunne McPeak: Achieving True Digital Equity Requires Strong Leadership and Sincere Collaboration

Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

House Oversight Reveals Details of Investigation into Colonial Pipeline, Other Company Hacks

The committee released a memo stating that “small lapses” led to many prominent cyberattacks this year.

House of Representatives2 weeks ago

Telecom, Online Marketplace Consumer Protection Bills Pass House Committee

Among the bills sent to the House, the committee passed two on telecom and one on consumer safety.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Huawei Responds to Sanctions, Fiber Satisfaction Study, Fiber Project in California

The Chinese telecom manufacturer is looking at licensing its designs to another company amid cratering profits.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

FCC Commissioning Mobile Wireless and Fixed Broadband Data for Better Mapping

The agency released a statement of objectives earlier this month.

FCC2 weeks ago

Eighty Civil Society Groups Ask for Swift Confirmation of FCC, NTIA Nominees

The groups sent a letter emphasizing the need for internet access expansion ahead of Wednesday confirmation hearings.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

Cyber Officials Reiterate Need for Private-Public Sector Cyber Threat Information Sharing

Calls are growing louder for mandatory breach reporting for cybersecurity incidents.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Industry Reacts to Infrastructure Signing, DISH Signs Carriage Deal with Sinclair, Bring Your Own RAN

Industry reactions to Biden's signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 on Monday.

Funding2 weeks ago

President Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill at White House, Touting Better Broadband

President Biden celebrated $65 billion for broadband deployment.

Funding3 weeks ago

Bigger Investment Needed for Next Generation 9-1-1 Services, Experts Say

Former head of NTIA said it could cost $12 billion.