The Next Generation Telecommunications Act received bipartisan support.
Nomination of Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC can also advance to the floor following a party-line vote.
This year saw a growing telehealth trend, federal digital inclusion efforts and greater attention to spectrum sharing.
The committee did not raise Gigi Sohn’s nomination during its meeting.
The registration comes after the company rebranded to Meta, taking it beyond its social media origins.
Among the bills sent to the House, the committee passed two on telecom and one on consumer safety.
The groups sent a letter emphasizing the need for internet access expansion ahead of Wednesday confirmation hearings.
Muninetworks.org has put together a handy overview of broadband programs - current and pending.
August 20, 2021 – Pro-crypto House Democrats pushed back against the Senate Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act’s inclusion of crypto […]
Sen. Murray re-introduces bi-partisan that would provide grants to states pushing for digital equity.
NTCA's Shirley Bloomfield on driving improvements for rural broadband.
March 18, 2021 – House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Washington, said Wednesday that the committee […]
February 9, 2021 – As 2021 marks the 25-yearanniversary of the Telecommunications Act, former Federal Communications Commissioners Mike O’Rielly and […]
January 28, 2021—During the first organizational meeting of the House Commerce Committee of the 117th Congress, Chairman Frank Pallone of […]
January 19, 2021—The riots that led to an insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 continue to shock Americans […]
January 7, 2021 — The joint session of Congress began on Wednesday afternoon, was delayed by a mob incursion incited […]
December 29, 2020 — On Sunday evening, President Donald Trump signed into law a major coronavirus stimulus package, barely avoiding […]
November 10, 2020 — Members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation grilled President Donald Trump’s proposed nominee […]
October 23, 2020 — Democratic members of the Senate Judiciary Committee boycotted Thursday’s executive meeting, during which the committee, led […]
September 15, 2020 – The lack of access to broadband is still a widespread issue across the country, especially in […]
September 11, 2020 — The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday advanced three communications and technology bills to the […]
August 14, 2020 — Based on data gathered from primary elections, experts at a Thursday webinar hosted by CQ Roll […]
July 30, 2020 — Wednesday’s House Judiciary Antitrust subcommittee hearing marked the first time four tech CEOs appeared before Congress, […]
July 24, 2020 — The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs voted to bar federal employees from downloading […]
July 22, 2020 — In an executive session held Wednesday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation voted […]
July 20, 2020 — Federal information technology systems are outdated and unable to keep up with their exponentially growing responsibilities, […]
July 20, 2020 — As the United States fosters record breaking infection rates of COVID-19 and looks toward a second […]
July 10, 2020 — The coronavirus pandemic has created an environment that is highly vulnerable to nefarious actors, said Rep. […]
June 2, 2020 —The heavily contested Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act advanced out of the Senate […]
June 29, 2020 — In a meeting of the House Rules Committee, Republicans said that even if the INVEST in […]
June 25, 2020 — Algorithms utilized by platforms to keep users engaged are partially to blame for the heightened state […]
June 24, 2020 — House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., and other members of the Rural Broadband Task Force introduced […]
June 24, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission should decrease the amount of money distributed through the Rural Digital Opportunity […]
June 22, 2020 — On Monday, House Democrats announced the Moving Forward Act, a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill aimed at […]
June 17, 2020 — Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Roger Wicker, R-Miss., used a nominations hearing on Tuesday to grill Federal […]
June 4, 2020 — Sens. Ed Markey, D-Mass., Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., penned a letter to AT&T […]
June 3, 2020 — The protections against redistribution of copyrighted content as enumerated in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act are […]
May 29, 2020 — A slew of bills addressing broadband concerns during the coronavirus pandemic have been proposed, but partisan […]
May 26, 2020 — On Friday, Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, John Boozman, R-Arkansas, Gary Peters, D-Michigan, Angus […]
May 14, 2020 — The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, also called the HEROES Act, contains $5 […]
Georgia Technology Authority representative says the notices are dense and difficult for applicants to understand.
A star-studded cast will take the stage next week as part of the dozens of events slated to take place.
Senate introduces bill breaking up Google’s digital advertising business
The Metaverse is at the forefront of developments in seamless payments and richer information flows.
Dish said its customers will now have access to AT&T's gigabit fiber services.
FCC will consider raising the speed standard for certain carriers that receive fixed monthly funding from the agency.
'A lot of regulatory gaps exist because we have two regulators.'
National Telecommunications and Information Administration announces news on its 'Internet for All' web portal for three IIJA programs.
Such state action could potentially the delay the implementation of the broadband policy, says Fiber Broadband Association counsel.
Director of the Capital Projects Fund said the fund should be used with infrastructure bill money to close broadband gaps.
Digital literacy should be a priority to unlock telehealth’s potential, a telehealth event heard.
NTIA's Evan Feinman spoke about what states need to keep in mind as they prepare for BEAD funds.
The FCC laid out its agenda for the June open meeting.
One of the primary responsibilities of being a faith leader is to listen to your community and understand its problems.
Noah Phillips said Tuesday he wants the commission to think about the impact of antitrust rules on rising prices.
Spellmeyer previously worked at U.S. Cellular and ACA Connects member company TDS Telecommunications Corp.
Small business owners vocalized concerns at a forum hosted by the FTC and the DoJ.
The opinion stated that the Department of Justice can prosecute someone who sent millions in crypto to a sanctioned state.
The issue of pole attachment costs to place broadband equipment is being examined by the FCC.
Ookla can help your community get the funding you need to provide access for all to the digital economy.
Parler's Amy Peikoff said she wishes Twitter can follow in her social media company's footsteps.
The FCC recognizes pole access for the barrier that it is.
Musk has taken a step back from the acquisition, but insists he still intends to purchase Twitter.
Though most groups issued their support, others voiced reservations.
Fund disbursement procedures for three new federal broadband programs are now publicly available.
NTIA notices of funding opportunity released Friday to kick off grant disbursement.
The long awaited notice of funding opportunity laid out the system for how each applicant program will be scored.
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) details parameters of Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Agency leaders sign pact to formalize information-sharing on broadband deployment projects.
The FCC has a September deadline for mapping data it will begin collecting at the end of June.
Experts expressed concern about the U.S. falling behind China on the development of a central bank digital currency.
A Senate committee passed a bill that would require the FCC explore including Big Tech in Universal Service Fund contributions.
Starry CEO assured investors that Starry's technology model allows them to compete with other more established providers.
Treasury's Capital Projects Fund becomes all the more important with the release of NOFO for the NTIA's BEAD program.
The FCC’s chairwoman spoke on the future of spectrum during a Tuesday CTIA event on 5G’s climate impacts.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced the proposal at a meeting of the National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training.
Rural communities vary in broadband needs, making community engagement essential for breaching the digital divide.
CDFI funds are responsible for rural Wyoming broadband and may offer a solution to rural areas across the nation.
AT&T has launched technology that will use the GPS on phones to help emergency responders more accurately find calls.
Windhausen argued that without these waivers, anchor institutions will be particularly hard hit by "Buy America" requirements.