In the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress reversed USDA’s ReConnect criteria in three crucial ways.
Up to 75 percent of operators will experience significant revenue decline in an "unlimited data world" if they don’t change.
Some state laws, as written, may run counter to IIJA language and constrain the use of federal funds.
It is time to understand the impact robots have and the best route to using them to optimize labor practices.
Increasing taxes on internet service providers would be counterproductive in the quest to close the digital divide.
The key to states' success on infrastructure builds lies in the analysis of the data they collect.
Without access to a secure broadband connection, the co-author of this Expert Opinion would have died.
The answer to the problem of phone number security lies in a digital identity solution powered by the blockchain.
Ransomeware attacks are a costly lesson for educators.
Universal broadband has not been achieved, in part, because previous grant funding has often been misspent.
In 2022, telecom service provides are primed to deliver services to any number of end users through 'B2B2X'.
Older adults continue at a rapid pace to adopt tech that assists the aging process.
The Federal Communications Commission has no excuse for why the agency finished with the same bad data it started with.
Nominated by President Biden as Federal Communications Commissioner, Sohn understands the real reason net neutrality is necessary.
The Treasury Department has resolved all of the concerns that the Institute for Local Self Reliance identified in May.
In the coming year, fiber-optic infrastructure will needed to manage and offer increases in bandwidth capacity.
The omicron variant could spell trouble for the supply chain in 2022.
New approaches must leapfrog the slow pace of extending fiber to the home and high costs of 5G and satellite.
It is in Amazon's interest to twist the arm of lawmakers and prevent protections against internet scams.
CBRS presents an alternative where fiber installation is difficult.
Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.
Bringing internet capability to communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley is the focus of a new effort.
A new county-level data and maps will help researchers and leaders understand impacts of the EBB program.
Bringing broadband to those who need it the most requires more than just government funding for network expansion.
We cannot ignore broadband as a key factor in maintaining environmental, social and economic progress.
To work toward equal access, more affordable options must be created, including community-based solutions.
The cloudification of communications services makes it easy to include voice, data, SMS, and video within any existing service.
The biggest risk is likely to come through enforcement actions by state attorneys general and civil litigation, says Marashlian.
Chattanooga’s municipal broadband network has delivered $2.7 billion in social and economic benefits during its first decade.
Christopher Ali discusses his solutions to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in his most recent book, "Farm Fresh Broadband."
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
Senate-passed legislation for broadband investment inspired by Colorado's experience, says senator.
By creating open infrastructure systems, states can reduce the barriers to entry and foster increased broadband competition.
Both emerging and established internet service providers will stand to gain from SiFi Networks' shared broadband model.
For broadband success, argues esteemed broadband consultant Craig Settles, “tain't what you do, it’s the way that you do it”
Verizon sees an opportunity to acquire and neutralize an important competitor, but the FCC should stop that.
The past year has demonstrated that even the most basic activities can be conducted virtually.
Allowing 5G use of the 12 GHz band will lead to better broadband.
Craig Settles describes the important role that community institutions have played in promoting connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.