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Sen. Mike Lee Promotes Bills Valuing Federal Spectrum, Requiring Content Moderation Disclosures

April 5, 2021 – Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said Friday spectrum used by federal agencies is not being utilized efficiently,...

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China1 day ago

Huawei’s Success In China A Win For Washington, Expert Says

The Chinese telecom giant is finding greater financial success on home turf, keeping it away from the U.S.

Broadband's Impact1 day ago

Partnerships And Trust Go Long Way To Securing Financing For Broadband Projects, Panelists Say

Broadband Breakfast panelists wrestle with the challenge of financing broadband infrastructure projects.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

Faster Rural Broadband Bill, Tools For Robocalls, Opposition To Instagram For Kids

Senators introduce rural broadband legislation, FCC tackles robocalling, advocates ask Facebook to stop developing Instagram for kids.

Infrastructure2 days ago

Telecoms Should Actively Build Broadband Infrastructure Through Road Developments

Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist said telecoms should be right there alongside new road builds and improvements.

Europe3 days ago

Openreach Partners With STL For Fiber Build

Openreach aims to get 20 million fiber-to-the-premise connections by later this decade.

Broadband's Impact3 days ago

FCC to Vote On Emergency Connectivity Fund Policies By Mid-May: Rosenworcel

The agency is expected to vote on policies for the new connectivity fund by mid-May, chairwoman says.

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Broadband Report Cards, Washington Muni Networks Bill, Supreme Court Fair Use Winners

AP releases infrastructure report cards, Washington passes bill removing muni networks limits, AEI says fair use case win for programmers.

Digital Inclusion4 days ago

Virt Seeks To Serve As The Hub To Find And Join Virtual Events

Launched last week, hopes to take advantage of the rise in virtual events by crowdsourcing them in one place.

Fiber4 days ago

John Curtis, R-Utah, Opens Up About Future of Fiber and Broadband Challenges

Utah Republican Rep. John Curtis speaks about broadband rollout, education and bills more than a year into the pandemic.

Broadband Roundup4 days ago

Speed And Mapping Bills, LinkedIn Data Harvested, Facebook Tackles Fake Review Groups

Delgado's speed and mapping bills, 500M LinkedIn accounts for sale, and 16,000 Facebook groups axed for fake reviews.

Broadband Mapping5 days ago

FCC Speed Test App To Improve Broadband Mapping, Agency Says

The agency hopes its new speed test will inform an initiative for more accurate broadband maps.

Big Tech5 days ago

Government’s Reactive Nature Hobbling Tech Regulation, Expert Says

Congress may need another big tech breach to move earnestly on regulation, says consultant.

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

Hawley Calls For Ban On Large Corp Mergers, Chip Shortage Coming For Routers, Big Telecom Breakup

April 12, 2021 – Senator Josh Hawley, R-MO, shared with Axios a new proposal that would bar corporate giants from...

#broadbandlive1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday, April 28, 2021 – Today’s Infrastructure, Tomorrow’s Speeds

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the April 28,...

#broadbandlive1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast Live Online Wednesday April 21, 2021 – Intellectual Property and Fair Use

Our Broadband Breakfast Live Online events take place every Wednesday at 12 Noon ET. You can watch the April 21,...

Infrastructure1 week ago

Federal Focus On Municipal Builds Rubs Against States’ Policy Opposing Practice: Report

April 8, 2021 – President Joe Biden’s new broadband plan, which emphasizes the importance of municipal-owned networks, is likely to...

Big Tech1 week ago

Regulatory Commission Needed To Monitor Big Tech Collection Of Consumer Data, Professor Says

April 8, 2021 — There needs to be a digital regulatory commission created to ensure big tech cannot run wild...

Fiber1 week ago

Experts Weigh What Future Of Broadband Could Look Like Under Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

April 8, 2021 – Experts in Wednesday’s Broadband Breakfast Live Online event debated what “future-proofing” broadband could look like and...

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Biden Presses Infrastructure Plan, FCC Date For Mapping, T-Mobile Fixed Wireless Service

April 8, 2021 – President Joe Biden wants America to think more broadly about what infrastructure means, countering Republican criticism...

Education1 week ago

Libraries Must Be Vigilant To Ensure Adequate Broadband, Consultants Say

April 7, 2021 – Libraries should monitor their broadband speeds and ensure they are getting quality connections, according to library...

Infrastructure1 week ago

Focus On Community Networks In Biden Plan A Positive 180-Degree Policy Change, Advocates Say

April 7, 2021 – Despite criticism levied against President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure plan, some broadband industry experts are excited...

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Broadband As Civic Infrastructure, Telehealth Under Net Neutrality, Worre Studios Builds Virtual Arena

April 7, 2021 – The German Marshall Fund is calling for broadband to be considered part of the civic infrastructure...

Education2 weeks ago

Schools And Libraries Look For Solutions With $7 Billion In Federal Help

April 6, 2021 – In a webinar last week hosted by the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), panelists...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

FCC Asked To Include States In Mapping, Maryland’s $300M For Broadband, Energy-Saving STB Agreement

April 6, 2021 – Senate Democrats and independents are pushing the Federal Communications Commission to include state, regional and tribal...

Courts2 weeks ago

Supreme Court Declares Trump First Amendment Case Moot, But Legal Issues For Social Media Coming

April 5, 2021—Despite accepting a petition that avoids the Supreme Court deliberating on whether a president can block social media...

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Californians Adopting More Devices, As Smartphone-Only Connections Drop

April 5, 2021 – A new survey released late last month suggests Californians are adopting more devices as smartphone-only connections...

China2 weeks ago

Loopholes Allowing Private Purchase Of Chinese Goods Must Be Closed: Commissioner Carr

April 5, 2021 – Loopholes that allow U.S. companies to use private funds to purchase equipment from Chinese-based companies like...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Google Wins Fair Use Case, New Texas Broadband Authority, Vetro Cares For Maine, ADTRAN Hire

April 5, 2021—The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Google on Monday morning in a copyright dispute that has spanned...

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Vermont House Backs $150 Million Broadband Plan Creating New State Office

A bill dedicating $150 million of anticipated federal funding to create a new state broadband office to coordinate and accelerate...

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

State Broadband Authorities Play Crucial Role in Mapping, Planning and Educating for Digital Inclusion

April 2, 2021 – State broadband authorities working close to the ground say that the key to tackling the digital...

Universal Service2 weeks ago

Experts Concerned About Connectivity After Emergency Broadband Benefit Fund Runs Dry

April 1, 2021 – Experts are concerns about the long-term implications of the $3.2-billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB) running...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Reaction To Biden’s Broadband Plan A Mix Of Praise, Caution And Criticism

April 1, 2021 – In response to President Joe Biden’s new infrastructure “American Jobs Plan,” including $100 billion for broadband...

Privacy2 weeks ago

National Plan Required For Consumer Privacy, Congresswoman says

April 1, 2021 — A Congresswoman from Washington State, who introduced federal legislation that would be the first national consumer...

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Biden Sets Goal Of 2030 To Provide Affordable Broadband Access For All Americans

March 31, 2021 – President Joe Biden unveiled his administration’s next major spending plan Wednesday, which includes $100 billion toward...

International2 weeks ago

To Compete With China On 5G, U.S. Must Leverage Emerging Technologies

March 31, 2021—The United States can be a world leader in 5G networks by leveraging emerging technologies such as open...

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Panelists Debate Increasing Speed Threshold In New Bills

March 31, 2021 – With $100 billion set for some recently-introduced broadband infrastructure bills, Congress’s plan to increase the speed...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

$20B Fiber Bill; VISA Accepts U.S. Crypto Coin; Intermountain Hybrid Virtual Care

March 31, 2021 – Republican South Carolina Senators Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Monday reintroduced the State Fix Act,...

Education3 weeks ago

Lack of Awareness Sees Michigan Schools And Libraries Miss Out on E-Rate Funding: State Coordinator

March 30, 2021 – Despite expanded funding for the E-Rate internet subsidy program for schools and libraries, the Michigan State...

Federal Agencies3 weeks ago

Chairs Of FCC and FTC Point To Achievable Common Grounds Amid Political Discord

March 30, 2021 – With a change in administration comes a change in the party leadership structure for federal agencies,...

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

FCC Broadband Focus; Facebook Fiber In Indiana; Telco Fiber To 68M Homes; Right Of Repair Bill In Nevada

March 30, 2021 – The Federal Communications Commission is focusing on objectives of President Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion American Rescue Plan,...