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Broadband Roundup5 hours ago

ECF Awards of $96 Million, Minority Communities, Charter and Digital Education

Emergency Connectivity Fund grants will keep students connected outside of school, including those impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian.

WISP7 hours ago

Wireless Internet Service Providers to Connect More Fiber Points as Bandwidth Consumption Increases

'The only way to get that density is to get fiber out there. That allows you to get more subs...

Broadband Mapping & Data9 hours ago

Garland McCoy: How Your State Can Defend Its Broadband Maps for Maximum Funds

Crowdsourced and bulk data are subject to a challenge process that has successfully eliminated crowdsourced data in the past.

Broadband Roundup1 day ago

High Demand for Middle Mile Grants, Local Concerns in FCC Process, Musk Agrees to Buy Twitter Again

The NTIA said it has received $5.5-billion worth of applications for the $1-billion middle mile program.

Expert Opinion1 day ago

Paul Atkinson: Why Fiber Trumps Satellite When Bridging the Digital Divide

On the surface, satellite seems like the ideal way to close the rural-urban digital divide.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

FCC Targets Spam Call Offenders, Disaster Assistance Requirements, U.S. 23rd in Fiber Development

For the first time, the FCC is proposing removing voice service providers for breaking spam call rules.

WISP3 days ago

Wireless Internet Service Providers Facing Challenges Meeting BEAD Program Requirements: Experts

Hurdles WISPs face include defining reliable service, regulatory burdens, and financial requirements, experts say.

5G3 days ago

Johnny Kampis: Wireless Survey Shows 5G’s Role in Closing Digital Divide

5G has experienced a quantum leap in growth since it first began rolling out in 2018.

Infrastructure3 days ago

Lack of Adequate Workforce Expected to Hamper Broadband Industry, Says Panel

'Everyone says, ‘Oh, there’s going to be a workforce shortage,’ but no one is really focusing on it.'

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Supreme Court to Hear Section 230 Case, Small Business Broadband Bill, TikTok Deal Pressure

The highest court in the land will hear a case about the scope of internet platform liability under Section 230.

#broadbandlive4 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on October 5, 2022 – How to Reform the Universal Service Fund

Critical USF programs for expanding broadband are struggling to maintain revenue streams.

Broadband Roundup7 days ago

Tech Against Texas Social Media, Alabama Middle Mile Grant, IP3 Awards Bestowed

Two information technology industry groups are trying to stall implementation of Texas’ social media law.

Broadband Mapping & Data7 days ago

State Broadband Maps Show Significantly Fewer Served Locations than Does FCC’s Map

There is a 'massive difference' between federal Form 477 data and state maps in Georgia and North Carolina

Satellite1 week ago

As LEO Industry Grows, FCC Adopts Rule to Limit Space Debris

The vote on space debris comes as an increasing number of LEO satellites are gearing up for launch.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Shielding Broadband Grants from Taxes, American at ITU, Google Fiber Multi-Gig Speeds

Legislation introduced Thursday would shield federal broadband funding from being taxed.

Fiber1 week ago

Public–Private Partnership Model ‘Most Effective Way’ to Address Digital Divide: AT&T Rep

The company's president of broadband access and adoption initiatives lauded AT&T's public-private partnerships.

Open Access1 week ago

In Video Session, Christopher Mitchell Digs Into Community Ownership and Open Access Networks

The conversation dealt with open access networks, and whether cities are well-suited to play a role in developing them.

Broadband Mapping & Data1 week ago

FCC Broadband Data Task Force Emphasizes Need for Precision in Mapping Challenges

Officials on the panel said there was significant confusion among challengers regarding categories of challenges.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

NTIA Updates Website, New Head of FCC’s Native Affairs Office, Study Criticizes FTC Regulatory Reach

Updates to the Commerce agency's website includes access to information about other federal broadband programs.

Funding1 week ago

Private Investors Can Jumpstart Community Networks, Say Broadband Breakfast Panelists

'We believe that connectivity can be a new and distinct category in impact investing.'

#broadbandlive1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast on September 28, 2022 – Financing Mechanisms for Community Broadband

Community Connectivity Providers present a new paradigm for thinking about digital infrastructure investment for community networks.

Expert Opinion1 week ago

Kate Forscey: Mobile Broadband Gap Needs to Be Remedied, Too

A recent study by CostQuest suggests that 37,000 more towers are needed to bring mobile coverage up to speed nationwide.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

FCC Proposal for Robotexts, FCC Mapping Problems, TikTok’s Preliminary Deal

The FCC is looking to adapt its robocall methods for texts.

Infrastructure1 week ago

As Middle Mile Program Deadline Approaches, NTIA Proposes ‘Buy America’ Exemptions

The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.

Broadband News1 week ago

Reason 5 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Understanding Public Challenges

The 5th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Spectrum1 week ago

FCC Spectrum Authority Expires on September 30, Agency Seeks Renewal

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's proposal for increased auction authority would allow the agency to support infrastructure investment.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

NTCA Smart Rural Communities, International Telecommunications Union Conference, Carr on TikTok

'How do we make sure that you can keep that home grown talent?'

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Kirsten Compitello: The Need for a Digital Equity Focus on Broadband Mapping

Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.

Broadband News2 weeks ago

Reason 4 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Measuring Actual Speeds

The 4th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Spectrum2 weeks ago

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chair Takes FCC to Task for Communication With Tribes

'You need to get a little better about talking to and listening to native communities," the chairman told the FCC.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Dianne Crocker: Recession Fears Have Real Estate Market Forecasters Hitting the Reset Button

Growing fears of recession trigger pullback on previous rosy forecasts.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Kenosha Gets Fiber, Judiciary Committee Advances Journalism Bill, Rosenworcel Touts Women in Tech

SiFi Networks will construct an all-fiber network for 40,000 households in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

62% of Americans Have Access to High-Speed 5G, Says New BroadbandNow Map

The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.

Broadband News2 weeks ago

Reason 3 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: State Maps vs. Federal Maps

The 3rd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Panelists at Broadband Breakfast Event Urge the FCC Mapping Fabric Be Made Public

They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Federal Court Denies Challenge to FCC Selection of CostQuest as Mapping Contractor

A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Nation’s Most Accurate Broadband Map Will Come from FCC Challenge Process: NTCA

'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

ReConnect Funding, More Emergency Connectivity Fund Money, 5G Training Grant in South Africa

The Agriculture Department announced $502M will go to service providers in 20 states.

Broadband News2 weeks ago

Reason 2 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Aren’t There Other Databases?

The 2nd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Privacy2 weeks ago

Led by Wyden, Democrats Call on NTIA to Reform Privacy Standards for .US Domains

The Democratic legislator called on NTIA end the automatic disclosure of .US web domain users’ personal information.