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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.

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Big Tech17 hours ago

Breaking Up Big Tech Alone Won’t Solve Systemic Issues, Authors of New Book Argue

If Washington wants to break up big companies, then it must address the roots of what they're trying to tackle.

Broadband Roundup20 hours ago

Facebook Pauses Instagram for Kids, $1.2B from Emergency Connectivity Fund, Ransomware Attacks

Facebook pauses photo-sharing app for kids, FCC announces $1.2B in first wave of ECF, ransomware attacks on the rise.

Infrastructure1 day ago

Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021: Pathbreaking Mini-Conference Monday at 1 p.m. ET

Even if you are not at the Broadband Communities Summit, you can still participate in Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021.

Expert Opinion3 days ago

Christopher Ali: Is Broadband Like Getting Bran Flakes to the Home?

Christopher Ali discusses his solutions to bridge the rural-urban digital divide in his most recent book, "Farm Fresh Broadband."

Digital Inclusion4 days ago

Lack of Public Broadband Pricing Information a Cause of Digital Divide, Say Advocates

Panelists argued that lack of equitable digital access is deadly and driven by lack of competition.

Rural4 days ago

Christopher Ali’s New Book Dissects Failures of Rural Broadband Policy and Leadership

"Farm Fresh Broadband" explains the world of broadband policy and provides solutions to bridge the digital divide.

Big Tech5 days ago

Washington’s Antitrust Push Could Create ‘Chilling Effect’ on Startups, Observers Say

There is concern that an FTC focused on 'big is bad' will stunt economic growth in the future.

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

Apple Blacklists Fortnite, T-Mobile Expands Home Internet, Ajit Pai Reflects on Virginia’s Broadband Leadership

Apple will not reinstate Fortnite after court fight, T-Mobile expands in 4 states, Ajit Pai on Virginia's broadband success.

Infrastructure5 days ago

Topic 4 at Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021: The Future of Shared Infrastructure

Topic 4 explores the past and future of the shared infrastructure model with more smart city deployments.

Big Tech5 days ago

Tread Carefully on Tech Platform Data Portability, Conference Hears

Politico panel debates merit of allowing tech platform users to migrate data freely.

Expert Opinion5 days ago

Adrianne Furniss: Lifeline Needs A Lifeline

The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.

Broadband's Impact6 days ago

USC, CETF Collaborate on Research for Broadband Affordability

Advisory panel includes leaders in broadband and a chief economist at the FCC.

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

Tech Sues Texas over Social Media Law, $80 Billion Investment, Broadband and Growth

A coalition of groups argue the Texas law violates the Constitution, US Telecom on investment and Connected Nation on impact.

Broadband Mapping & Data6 days ago

Sustainability and Scalability are Crucial For State Broadband Projects, Say State Experts

Partnerships for broadband need to emphasize community engagement to improve connectivity

China7 days ago

Hytera and Huawei Respond to FCC Blocking Chinese Equipment as U.S. Players React

Companies, industries, and associations chime in on FCC equipment blacklist proposal.

Broadband Roundup7 days ago

Rosenworcel Talks Spectrum Strategy, Book on Broadband Policy Failure Released, Lifeline Awareness Week

FCC head talks spectrum and network strategy, broadband policy book released, and it's Lifeline Awareness Week.

Infrastructure7 days ago

Topic 3 at Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021: Public Private Partnerships for Broadband

Topic 3 focuses on the way that municipalities' infrastructure projects has changed the conversation around public private partnerships.

#broadbandlive7 days ago

The Moderators of 4 Panels at Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021 Preview the Mini-Conference

Want a sneak peak of Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021 on Monday? Moderators for the event's four sessions preview their panels.

Cybersecurity1 week ago

Microsoft Executive Calls For Improved Information Sharing Between Governments and Companies

Brad Smith said information sharing is critical for preventative measures against cyberattacks.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

More RDOF Money Approved, Blue Ridge Replacing Coax with Fiber, YouTube Premium Growing Slowly

Thirteen additional bidders approved for RDOF, Blue Ridge going full fiber, YouTube Premium growing but trails other streaming apps.

Broadband Data2 weeks ago

TPRC Conference to Discuss Definition of Section 230, Broadband, Spectrum and China

Broadband Breakfast briefly breaks down the topics to be discussed at the TPRC conference.

Section 2302 weeks ago

Repealing Section 230 Would be Harmful to the Internet As We Know It, Experts Agree

While some advocate for a tightening of language, other experts believe Section 230 should not be touched.

Big Tech2 weeks ago

Amy Klobuchar Reiterates Need for Funding Agencies to Handle Big Tech

'These companies know how many resources they [agencies] have,' Klobuchar said.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Technology Policy Institute Introduces Data Index to Help Identify Connectivity-Deprived Areas

The Broadband Connectivity Index uses multiple datasets to try to get a better understanding of well- and under-connected areas in...

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

AT&T’s Opens Learning Center in Dallas, Parallel Wireless Expands, AT&T 5G Experiment for National Defense

AT&T's opens first learning center with free broadband, open RAN company Parallel Wireless expands, AT&T testing 5G for maritime use.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Topic 2 at Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021: Last Mile Digital Infrastructure

Topic 2 at DII2021 will consider new ownership models of digital assets. What role will cities and operators play?

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Pandemic Possible Inflection Point in States’ Move Away from Restrictions on Community Networks

The number of states restricting municipal broadband networks has dropped during the pandemic.

Social Media2 weeks ago

Members of Congress Request Facebook Halt ‘Instagram For Kids’ Plan Following Mental Health Research Report

Letter follows Wall Street Journal story that reports Facebook knew about mental health damage Instagram has on teens.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Connectivity Bill Introduced, OneWeb Halfway to LEO Launches, USTelecom Announces New VP

Democrats intro device subsidy bill, OneWeb half way to launch goal, Trevor Jones is USTelecom VP of gov. affairs.

China2 weeks ago

Another Company Joins Diversified in Criticizing FCC for Hytera Blacklist

Expert says the issue is about what Hytera could be compelled to do by the Chinese government.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Dish Using IBM AI for 5G Network, ConnectMaine’s New Grants, Intuit Buys Mailchimp, STL Hires Former Ericsson Exec

Dish is partnering with IBM for 5G, ConnectMaine's community broadband grants, Intuit to buy Mailchimp, STL hires Paolo Colella.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

New Report Recommends Broadening Universal Service Fund to Include Broadband Revenues

A Mattey Consulting report finds broadband revenues can help sustain the fund used to connect rural and low-income Americans.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Topic 1 at Digital Infrastructure Investment 2021: Infrastructure Investment Funds

Topic 1 at DII2021 considers debt and equity financing for digital infrastructure investment.

Expert Opinion2 weeks ago

Sen. Michael Bennet: Broadband Infrastructure Legislation Follows Colorado Model

Senate-passed legislation for broadband investment inspired by Colorado's experience, says senator.

FTC2 weeks ago

Biden Looks to Bedoya to Replace Rohit Chopra on FTC, Report Says

Staunch privacy advocate Alvaro Bedoya appears to be Joe Biden's pick for the FTC, Axios reports.

Digital Inclusion2 weeks ago

Outreach ‘Most Valuable Thing’ for Emergency Broadband Benefit Program: Rosenworcel

FCC Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel said EBB will benefit tremendously from local outreach efforts.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

LightBox’s Broadband Map, Epic Suffers Setback in Apple Case, 2021 Community Broadband Winners

Lightbox publishing new broadband map, Epic Games suffers loss in Apple antitrust case, 2021 Community Broadband Awards announced.

Spectrum3 weeks ago

Dish Requests Temporary Authority to Use 600 MegaHertz Band Licenses for 5G Test in Las Vegas and Denver

Dish said it needs non-contiguous 600 MHz band licenses to test open-RAN 5G network in two markets.

Rural3 weeks ago

Ligado and Competitive Carriers Association Talk Unlocking Broadband Coverage at Lunch Event

Broadband Breakfast, in person and for lunch, heard about the possibilities with spectrum sharing and combining technologies for coverage.

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

FCC and FTC Announce Open Meeting Agendas and AT&T Signs Deal with OneWeb

The FCC outlines September meeting agenda, the FTC will review big tech mergers this month, AT&T signs deal with OneWeb.