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Broadband Mapping & Data15 hours ago

States are Making Their Own Broadband Maps to Challenge the FCC’s Data

With FCC maps promised soon, some states are preparing to possibly challenge them by making their own.

Digital Inclusion19 hours ago

Doug Lodder: How to Prevent the Economic Climate from Worsening the Digital Divide

There are government programs created to shrink the digital divide, but not many Americans know what’s out there.

Broadband Roundup21 hours ago

Affordable Connectivity Outreach Program, Amazon’s SpaceX Satellite Concerns, Axios Acquired

The establishment of the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program is intended to bring awareness to the program.

Federal Agencies5 days ago

National Broadband Plan Legislation Introduced in Senate

The strategy would identify gaps and limitations that would hinder coordination across federal broadband programs.

Funding5 days ago

FCC Should Not Increase Rural Program Obligations in Light of New Federal Funding: Meeting Notes

Opponents say increasing coverage and speed obligations of the ACAM program may be unnecessary with new federal broadband money.

Expert Opinion5 days ago

Craig Settles: If You Can’t Give Away Free Internet, Consider Telehealth

Settles suggests tactics for communities to effectively deploy telehealth services while marketing the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

Lumen’s Multi-Gig Service, Dish Continues Drop in Wireless Subs, Wu Not Leaving White House Yet

Lumen's Quantum Fiber will deliver up to 8 Gig symmetrical speeds in certain markets.

Federal Agencies6 days ago

FCC Urged to Address Overbuilding and Broadband Tech Neutrality in Agency Coordination

The FCC should incorporate the mapping data from local governments to avoid overbuilding, ensure technology neutrality.

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

LS Networks Gets CEO from Meta, Verizon Upgrading Capacity, Consolidated Boasts More Customers

Randy Brogle was previously working on fiber investments for Facebook parent Meta.

Federal Agencies7 days ago

FCC and NTIA Release Updated Coordination Memorandum

The document includes information about how often the agencies will meet and when they'll get involved in proposed actions.

Broadband Roundup7 days ago

Omni Fiber’s First Markets, NTIA Tribal Grants, Nokia Partners with AST for 5G

Omni Fiber was injected with funds from Oak Hill Capital last month.

Funding1 week ago

Agriculture Department Announces Fourth Round of ReConnect Funding

The announcement is the second round of ReConnect funding in fiscal year 2022.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Robotexts on the Rise, FCC Nets $103M from Auction Round, Comcast’s No Broadband Growth

As FCC fights robocalls, robotexts are on the rise.

Net Neutrality1 week ago

Democrats Seek to Codify Net Neutrality as Fifth FCC Commissioner Hangs

Some say the bill would add heavy regulation that will harm investments and consumers.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Senate Bill Subsidizing U.S. Semiconductor Production Clears House, Going to White House

Bill aims to strengthen American self-reliance in semiconductor chip production and international competition.

Expert Opinion2 weeks ago

Dave Wright: Shared Relocation Fund Will Make More of Finite Spectrum Resource

'Wireless connectivity is one of the most vital aspects of our digital infrastructure.'

5G2 weeks ago

Optional Security Features for 5G Technology Poses Risks

The next generation wireless technology is being touted as the most secure yet.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on August 3, 2022 – How Yellowstone Fiber is Bringing High-Capacity Broadband to Montana

The non-profit Yellowstone Fiber uses a unique business model in the thriving community of Bozeman, Montana, and the surrounding county.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

After Weeks-Long Internet Outage, Detroit Hangs Hope on Publicly-Owned, Privately-Operated Network

Detroit’s Hope Village experienced an internet outage for 45 days in the early days of the pandemic.

Privacy2 weeks ago

Online Protections for Children Bill Passes Committee Despite Concern over FTC Authority

Opposition to a reformed COPPA include the ability of the FTC to enact broad rule-making.

Fiber2 weeks ago

Morgan City Fiber Swap Model Catching On

A small city in Utah has some of the country's highest speeds using a unique model of fiber sharing.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

FTC Sues Meta, USDA Awards $401M for Broadband, Ookla Acquires CellRebel

'Meta in recent years has set its sights on building, and ultimately controlling, a VR ‘metaverse.'

Funding2 weeks ago

Anticipating Launch, Yellowstone Fiber to Seek Federal Funds for Rural Broadband

With service beginning in late September, non-profit fiber ISP aims to serve rural Gallatin County

Funding2 weeks ago

FCC Commits $77M More from Emergency Connectivity Fund

The money is for two new funding rounds to address the 'homework gap.'

Rural2 weeks ago

Appalachian Regional Commission Prepares Communities for Federal Broadband Money

The commission said it is helping communities prepare to apply for some of the $42.5B NTIA BEAD program.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

Rep. Swalwell Says App Preference Bill Will Harm National Security

'I just want to limit the ability for any bad actor to get into your device.'

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Semiconductor Bill Moves to House, GUMBO First Round, Brightspeed Fiber Build in Wisconsin

The CHIPS Act had been pushed by officials as a key bill to increase America's self sufficiency on chip manufacturing.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

Government Should Incentivize Information Sharing for Ransomware Attacks, Experts Say

'Information sharing between the government and the private sector, while integral to tackling ransomware, is inconsistent.'

Health2 weeks ago

Providers Call for More FCC Telehealth Funding as Demand Grows

'I think obtaining funding from the Universal Service Fund would go a long way.'

Blockchain2 weeks ago

Commodity Futures Chairman Calls for Single Regulator as Crypto Falls and Fraud Rises

'Our guiding principle at the CFTC must be to stop fraud or harmful conduct that harms our markets.'

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Former Google Exec to Cyber Office, Verizon Urges Action on USF, T-Mobile Settles Data Breach Suits

Former Google executive Camille Gloster has been appointed by the White House to its Office of the National Cyber Director.

FCC2 weeks ago

Former Commissioners Commend FCC in Absence of Fifth Commissioner

But there's concern a Senate vote on a fifth FCC commissioner will not happen before midterms.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

U.S. Must Go on Offensive to Address Cybersecurity Issues

A former Commerce Department official said the nation is ‘so far behind in addressing these threats.’

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

$10M Broadband for Minority Colleges, FCC Proposes RDOF Penalties, Midwest Gets a Fiber Investor

The money will go toward internet access, equipment, and to hire and train information technology personnel.

Privacy3 weeks ago

Positive and Negative Responses to Committee’s Action on American Data Privacy and Protection Act

The American Data Privacy and Protection Act cleared committee 53-2, with pushback from California legislators.

Privacy3 weeks ago

NTIA Head Says Agency Supports National Data Privacy Law

'It is time to act,' Alan Davidson said at an event Thursday.

Social Media3 weeks ago

Americans Should Look to Filtration Software to Block Harmful Content from View, Event Hears

One professor said it is the only way to solve the harmful content problem without encroaching on free speech rights.

#broadbandlive3 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on July 27, 2022 – Bringing Broadband to Rural America: A Case Study in Morgan, Utah

Following up on UTOPIA Fiber's buildout to Morgan City, we'll look at benefits of broadband for this rural community

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

House Committee Advances Privacy Bill, LTD Could Lose RDOF in Minnesota, Mozilla Wants Antitrust Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed six consumer bills, including national privacy legislation.

Funding3 weeks ago

Indiana Fosters Relationships in Preparation for Federal Broadband Funds

The state partners with educational institutions and service providers to maximize public funding.