January 29, 2021—FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced Thursday that she will convene a virtual roundtable discussion on February 12, […]
While the bulk of the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All (AAIA) Act proposes to invest $100 billion to expand broadband access in […]
If you have been following our series on the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, you already know the proposed […]
December 18, 2020 — During the most recent meeting of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, on Thursday, […]
December 11, 2020 – Last week we began our broad overview of the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act, sweeping […]
December 2, 2020 – As House GOP leaders ask the Government Accountability Office to audit the U.S. Department of Agriculture […]
November 17, 2020 — A group of broadband enthusiasts on Friday urged a new national broadband plan and that the […]
November 10, 2020 – Broadband needs to be central to efforts to improve education in the wake of the coronavirus […]
November 6, 2020 — Members of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee voted on October 29-30 on reports […]
November 3, 2020 – The digital divides of language and gender are too often overlooked in considering matters associated with […]
October 27, 2020 – Prepaid broadband might be a good alternative for those who need connectivity but aren’t in a […]
October 13, 2020 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday recognized Karen Peltz Strauss, Claude Stout, Tom Wlodkowski […]
October 9, 2020 – The United States Distance Learning Association will be hosting the 2020 Annual Legislative Policy Forum as a […]
October 6, 2020 — The National Digital Inclusion Alliance and the Communications Workers of America put AT&T under the microscope […]
October 4, 2020 – Access to technology is the biggest thing preventing Congress from making progress on COVID-19 relief, said […]
October 1, 2020 — On Thursday, as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 50th annual Legislative Conference, a panel […]
September 24, 2020 – The pandemic is not a pause, but a reset on the future of work, agreed panelists […]
September 4, 2020 – Government support will be needed to bridge the digital divide, said US Telecom CEO Jonathan Spalter […]
August 6, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission established bidding procedures for a coming C-Band auction and moved to reform […]
August 6, 2020 – Former Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said that the FCC does not have the authority to […]
August 3, 2020 — Libraries are important tools for increasing internet access during the coronavirus pandemic, said participants in an […]
July 23, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic brought Washington D.C. together in many respects, including technology and health, according to […]
July 15, 2020 — The November election will be extremely vulnerable to widespread voter suppression, making it increasingly important for […]
July 14, 2020 — Libraries have a unique opportunity to respond to the coronavirus and are well equipped to assist […]
July 7, 2020 — “The digital divide is just one of many systematic changes we need to make,” said Federal […]
June 30, 2020 — When internet historians look back on the present day, Tuesday may end up being known as […]
June 25, 2020 — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Thursday reiterated how important it is to the agency […]
June 11, 2020 — A survey from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, conducted in November 2019, is a crucial […]
June 5, 2020 — Tri-Co Connections, a subsidiary of Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, has taken the rural digital divide in […]
June 4, 2020 — Cities must continuously adapt their strategies to provide technology services to the disadvantaged segments of their […]
April 29, 2020— Members of the Federal Communication Commission’s working group on digital empowerment and inclusion highlighted the role that […]
April 22, 2020—In order to curb the homework gap in the age of coronavirus, Congress must not focus on providing […]
April 10, 2020 – Participants in a Brookings Institution meeting on Zoom expressed interest in an off-hand comment FCC Commissioner […]
April 2, 2020 – “It’s really unfortunate that it has taken a national emergency, a worldwide pandemic, for people to […]
April 1, 2020 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Thursday an effort to open the 6 GigaHertz […]
March 31, 2020 – Private-public partnerships are coming to the rescue in the fight against the digital divide and homework […]
March 26, 2020 – Broadband access is both an affordability and availability issue, and it is one that undeniably affects […]
March 25, 2020 – Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., along with several other colleagues, announced the Keeping Critical Connections Act to help rural […]
March 23, 2020 – Ramping up the pressure to ensure that the stimulus measure in Congress has a broadband component, […]
March 23, 2020 – As Americans shoulder on in self-quarantine, one thing is painfully clear — America needs a quick […]
Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.
Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.
Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'
The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.
UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...
'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.
'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.
Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.
Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.
Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin
As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.
'We’re projecting a 5x increase in data consumption from 2021 to 2025.'
'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'
As federal funding rolls out, states and local communities must consider partnerships with local service providers.
Governor Kathy Hochul announced a $10-million grant award for the state's first foray into municipal broadband.
Netly Fiber said Monday it has completed construction of the nation's first terabit-ready fiber network.
Officials from Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine and New Mexico outline how they are preparing for broadband funding.
The American Technology Leadership Act would establish a federal office to monitor U.S. tech competitiveness versus global players.
Attendance at the fiber show jumped from 2,041 attendees last June to 2,854 registrants as of Friday.
A March Gallup and Knight study found young Americans are less concerned about hurtful online discourse.
Real convergence has taken hold in the fiber, wireless infrastructure and data center asset class categories.
Senators on Thursday said NTIA rules set regulated rates and impose net neutrality requirements.
The NTIA's notice of funding opportunity stops short of explicitly endorsing municipal broadband as the preferred model.
The USDA has been allocated $2 billion from the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act.
Industry experts detailed best practices for approaching public-private partnerships at Mountain Connect 2022.
The FBI, CISA and NSA warned about hackers from the PRC.