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Libraries are a crucial “third space” between work and home and connective tissue in a democratic and egalitarian society.

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Antitrust14 hours ago

Explainer: Antitrust Heats Up as Biden Selects Tech Critic Jonathan Kanter for Top Enforcement Spot

In the fourth in a series of explainers, Broadband Breakfast examines the Biden administration's intent to bash Big Tech.

Digital Inclusion1 day ago

International Data Localization Laws Harm Emerging Tech Businesses

Experts advocate a new framework that better accommodates the global tech economy by removing data localization barriers.

Big Tech1 day ago

Proposed Bill Takes Aim at Misinformation on Social Media Platforms

Sen. Amy Klobuchar introduced a bill Thursday to remove Section 230 protections for vaccine misinformation.

Expert Opinion1 day ago

Craig Settles: Libraries, Barbershops and Salons Tackle TeleHealthcare Gap

Craig Settles describes the important role that community institutions have played in promoting connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

#broadbandlive2 days ago

Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 12 Noon ET — What’s What at Fiber Connect?

The Broadband Breakfast team will interview several attendees from Fiber Connect in this special on-the-scene report.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

Infrastructure Bill With Higher Speeds, 5G Apple Phones, California Broadband, FTC Bill

Leaked infra proposal has base 100 Mbps speeds, Apple's phones getting 5G, Newsom signs broadband bill, FTC money recovery bill.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

FCC Eyes Cuban Radio Interference, Euro Court on Google Antitrust, Blog Says Passive Infrastructure Needed

FCC investigating radio interference on island, Euro court to decide on Google in November, FSF says passive infrastructure access needed.

Infrastructure2 days ago

Congress Must Support Multiple Broadband Technologies, Wireless Association Says

Debate has pitted certain tech over others, but the WIA says all broadband tech must be considered.

Infrastructure2 days ago

Inflationary Pressures Increasing Difficulty of Closing Digital Divide, Officials Say

Government officials say inflationary pressures may make connecting rural America harder than previously anticipated.

FCC2 days ago

Former FCC Chairmen Hope for Rebirth of Tax Certificate That Bolstered Minority Voices on Broadcast

Recent conversations about revamping the program are inspired by the possibility of growth in diversity in broadcasting.

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Cox CEO Leaving, ISPs Spent $234M on Lobbying, Fixed-Wireless As Key to Bridge Divide

CEO Esser to step down, ISPs spent $234 million lobbying in two years, fixed-wireless as solution to digital divide.

Infrastructure3 days ago

Lumen Responds to Allegations it Underbuilds While Collecting Public Funds

The Communications Workers of America is accusing Lumen of underinvesting in broadband while taking public money.

Spectrum4 days ago

Companies Clash Over Spectrum Sharing in 12 GHz Spectrum Band

Satellite service provider Dish, which is open to 12 GHz for mobile, recently signed a network sharing deal with AT&T.

Broadband Roundup4 days ago

China Hacking, Small Business Struggling with Broadband Minimum, Rosenworcel on Spectrum Priority

Biden admin accuses China of hacking, FCC's minimum broadband insufficient for small businesses, Jessica Rosenworcel says midband is priority.

Artificial Intelligence4 days ago

Int’l Ethical Framework for Auto Drones Needed Before Widescale Implementation

Observers say the risks inherent in letting autonomous drones roam requires an ethical framework.

Broadband's Impact1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast CEO Drew Clark and BroadbandNow’s John Busby Speak on Libraries and Broadband

Friday's Gigabit Libraries Network conversation will feature Drew Clark of Broadband Breakfast and John Busby of BroadbandNow.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

FCC OKs Rip and Replace, Rural Broadband Bill, Franchise Fees Case, Calif. Broadband Bill

Huawei scoffs at FCC rip and replace, rural broadband bill moves in committee, franchise fees appeal, Calif. broadband bill integral.

Health1 week ago

Institutions Must Continue Riding Telehealth Growth Momentum for Post-Pandemic Care

Governments and health providers have an opportunity to carry the momentum of 2020 for telehealth's future.

Telework1 week ago

Telework Can Be Mainstay If Broadband Gets Up to Speed

Experts say telework is here to stay, so long as broadband disparities are fixed.

Expert Opinion1 week ago

John Windhausen: Connecting Anchor Institutions to Broadband Requires Access to Poles

The high cost of pole attachments can deter broadband providers from providing service to the anchor institutions and residential consumers.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Facebook Requests FTC Recuse Khan, Entry-Level Broadband Prices, FCC’s Open RAN Showcase

Facebook follows Amazon in asking for recusing Khan, Entry-level broadband prices fell, FCC has Open RAN showcase.

Section 2301 week ago

Companies May Hesitate Bringing Section 230 Arguments in Court Fearing Political Ramifications: Lawyers

Legal experts say changing views on Section 230 will make platforms less willing to employ that defense in future cases.

Satellite1 week ago

Satellite Operators and Broadband Entrants Vie for Primacy as FCC Debates the 12 GigaHertz Band

Will the 12 GHz band be opened for 5G uses or remain exclusively for satellite services?

Broadband Mapping1 week ago

Broadband Breakfast Panelists Pitch Solutions for Finer Broadband Mapping Data

Experts argue for significant changes in order for broadband mapping efforts to be successful.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Transparent Internet Pricing Campaign, Google Fined $600M in France, Work-From-Home Study

New campaign to make internet prices transparent, Google fined $593 million in France, global survey talks WFH lessons.

Spectrum2 weeks ago

Spectrum Decisions Becoming Increasingly Important for Future: FCC’s Simington

FCC Commissioner Nathan Simington said focus on spectrum decision will become increasingly important for digital success.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Union Association Requests Congress Attach Hiring Strings to Federal Broadband Dollars

The Communications Workers of America wants provisions in broadband bills barring hiring of subcontractors.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

FCC Gridlock, FTC’s Investigating Amazon-MGM, Brendan Carr’s USF Proposal Raises Questions

FCC gridlock could hobble president's wishes, FTC opens investigation into Amazon buy, law professor raises questions about Carr's USF proposal.

5G2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast Interview About the Future of 5G with John Godfrey of Samsung

Greater availability of mid-band spectrum has kick-started 5G through better signal propagation, penetration and carrying capacity.

Exclusive2 weeks ago

Exclusive Drew Clark Column: The Section 230 Disconnect at the Heart of Trump’s New Lawsuit

The speech Democrats view as dangerous and offensive is the same speech that Republicans feel is being silenced.

Net Neutrality2 weeks ago

Biden Signs Executive Order on Net Neutrality, Broadband Pricing Policy and Big Tech Merger Scrutiny

Executive order would kickoff new antitrust and net neutrality regulations.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 3)

This event will be the third in a series previewing the upcoming Broadband Communities Summit.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 2)

This event will be the second in a series previewing the upcoming Broadband Communities Summit.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, 12 Noon ET — Preview of the Broadband Communities Summit (Part 1)

This event will be the first in a series previewing the upcoming Broadband Communities Summit.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Closing Digital Divide Means Achieving More Gender Parity At Work, Some Say

Broadband access can bring more gender equity in the workplace, experts say.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Google Sued, Broadband Issues Not Just Rural, LA Times Suggests Future-Proof Priorities

Google faces another antitrust lawsuit, ILSR calls for state lead on broadband, LA Times suggests focus on network future.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

‘Massive Infrastructure Spending’ Needed to Get Out of Pandemic Rut, Expert Says

David Brin said infrastructure spending key for economic recovery -- and the future of the workplace.

Fiber2 weeks ago

Simpler Fiber Connections Reducing Training Demands, Truck Rolls And Cost, Experts Say

New, easier fiber installations could address shortage in trained staff.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Trump Files Suit Against Tech Giants, N.Y. Gets $21M for Broadband, Default Apps Dominate

Trump files class-action against major tech firms, New York gets $21M for rural internet, default apps get most use.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

Senator Recommends Mandatory Breach Reporting for Companies

Angus King, I-Maine, also said companies should go through hack testing to beef up security.