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Transparency20 hours ago

Panel Concludes U.S. Relatively Unprepared to Lead Global Push for Web Transparency

Experts say a lack of privacy policy in the U.S. could lead to uncoordinated efforts to lead international cooperation.

Satellite20 hours ago

Critics Concerned Infrastructure Bill Money Will Go to Satellites, Harm Fiber Builds

The infrastructure bill's tech neutrality is concerning critics who say money will go to satellite, not enough to fiber.

Broadband Roundup1 day ago

Rosenworcel Confirmed, Rohingya Meta Class Action, FTTH Builds Increase, WOW! Offers 1 Gig

FCC chairwoman cleared, refocusing attention on party tie-breaking nominee Gigi Sohn.

FCC2 days ago

FCC Takes Stock of Telehealth Successes, But Acknowledges a Long Way to Go at Agency Event

Procedural hurdles lie ahead for the commission’s telehealth efforts.

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

CaptionCall $40 Million Settlement, World Bank Broadband in Rwanda, Tribal Broadband Money Not Enough

CaptionCall agreed to pay over $40 million over misuse of the free service for individuals with hearing disabilities.

Rural2 days ago

Render Networks and Irby Ahead of Schedule on Arkansas Fiber Build

The build is also underbudget, they said.

Cybersecurity5 days ago

Congressional Witnesses Say Lack of Agency Resources is Holding Back Government Cybersecurity Efforts

House Freedom Caucus Rep. Scott Perry calls GOP supporters of the bipartisan infrastructure measure "socialist-voting members."

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

Biden Acts on Surveillance, Florida Broadband Maps, Free State Wants Constitutional Spectrum

The administration’s efforts are mostly directed at curtailing the Chinese government.

Funding5 days ago

Sen. Alex Padilla Emphasizes Billions in Broadband Funds for California

California also has 18 projects that are part of the state's $6-billion broadband investment under its California Comeback Plan.

Health5 days ago

Ask Me Anything! Friday with Craig Settles, Community Telehealth Pioneer at 2:30 p.m. ET

Visit Broadband.Money to register for the Ask Me Anything! event on Friday, December 3, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Big Tech6 days ago

Frances Haugen, U.S. House Witnesses Say Facebook Must Address Social Harms

The former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower said the company must be accountable for the social harm it causes.

Infrastructure6 days ago

Pole Access Delays Cost Americans Millions a Month, Report Claims

Report recommends policymakers streamline access to poles as 'most efficient' means of broadband expansion.

Funding6 days ago

Governors Discuss Infrastructure Bill Spending at Summit

Leaders addressed strategies and importance of private spending.

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

Federal Court Blocks Social Media Law, Illinois Broadband Initiative, Fiber Leads for Telecom Giants

A Texas court blocked enforcement of a social media that would prevent companies from removing extreme speech.

Broadband's Impact7 days ago

Julio Fuentes: Access Delayed Was Access Denied to the Poorest Americans

Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.

FCC7 days ago

Senate Committee OK’s Rosenworcel, Questions Sohn on Mapping, Net Neutrality, Broadband Standards

Gigi Sohn explained her positions on issues facing the FCC.

Broadband Roundup7 days ago

Sohn Broadcast Ties Questioned, Broadband in Baltimore, Facebook Asked to Sell Giphy in U.K.

The National Association of Broadcasters raised concern about FCC nominee Gigi Sohn's ties to defunct streaming service Locast.

Blockchain1 week ago

Government Needs to Enact Cryptocurrency Policy to Get Ahead on Global Competition, Experts Say

China is believed to be creating a central digital currency soon, as the U.S. lacks policy governing cryptocurrency.

Education1 week ago

Texas High School Students Enter the Fight for Better Connectivity

Students in a Houston-area school district hosted a panel on connecting schools and libraries as part of a national event...

Privacy1 week ago

Colorado and Virginia Lead In Consumer Privacy Legislation, Still Need Federal Law, Conference Hears

Both states join California as the only ones with comprehensive privacy laws, but experts say a federal bill should fill...

Broadband's Impact1 week ago

New York City Broadband Housing Initiative Gets First Completed Project

The initiative is part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $157 million Internet Master Plan.

Privacy1 week ago

Federal Trade Commission Should Make Privacy Rules Against ISP Data Collection, Experts Say

To protect consumers in the digital revolution, experts say serious federal action on privacy can lead the way.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Universal Service Fund Bill, Private-Public Era, USTelecom Expands Team, Giving Tuesday

A bill introduced this month requires the FCC to investigate the need to expand base of Universal Service Fund.

FCC1 week ago

FCC Eliminates Emergency Broadband Benefit Enrollment Freeze

The commission says an enrollment freeze is no longer necessary as the Infrastructure Act’s Affordable Connectivity Program takes effect.

Universal Service1 week ago

Advocates Call for Universal Service Fund to Include Broadband Revenues

Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.

Broadband's Impact1 week ago

Craig Settles Talks Telehealth, FCC Mapping Issues on States, Broadband’s Impact on Critical Infrastructure

Craig Settles talks about the need for telehealth and ubiquitous broadband in a recent interview.

Open Access1 week ago

UTOPIA Fiber Completes Payson City Project and Publishes Results of Customer Feedback Survey

UTOPIA customers deep in red states favor net neutrality by a wide margin.

FCC2 weeks ago

FCC Watchdog Finds Evidence of Fraud in Emergency Broadband Benefit

Inspector General report finds "dozens" of cases of EBB abuse across the country.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Date Set for Sohn Hearing, Criticism of Tech Legislation, New ILSR Leadership

Sohn and Biden NTIA nominee Alan Davidson will undergo confirmation hearings next Wednesday.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

TPI New Broadband Map, Justice Dept. Stands for Section 230, Ericsson Looks to Acquire Vonage

TPI released their broadband map, which tracks speeds, availability, and adoption rates across the country.

Wireless2 weeks ago

Verizon, TracFone Deal Gets FCC and California Approval

The companies agree to consumer protection measures as conditions of the transaction.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 15, 2021 — Public-Private Partnerships and Broadband Deployment

One of the most important recent developments in the deployment of broadband infrastructure.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 8, 2021 — Implementation of the Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act

In this event, we'll explore the perspective of the NTIA and state agencies charged with implementing IIJA.

#broadbandlive2 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast on December 1, 2021 — How the Telecom and Tech Industries Should Approach Privacy

Privacy is rising in the landscape of telecom and technology policy issues issues.

Section 2302 weeks ago

Experts Warn Against Total Repeal of Section 230

Panelists note shifting definition of offensive content.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Broadband in Build Back Better, ISPs Customers Exposed to Hackers, Rural ISP Funding in Louisiana

Another $1 billion in broadband expansion funds could be available in the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House...

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

House Passes Reconciliation Bill, State AGs Investigate Instagram, Broadband’s Q3 Rebound

President Biden’s social safety net and climate package now faces hurdles in the Senate.

FCC3 weeks ago

FCC Requires Telecom Companies to Let Subscribers Text to Suicide Prevention Hotline

The measure would increase access for those seeking emergency mental health assistance.

FCC3 weeks ago

Senators, Citing Funding Influx, Press Need to Confirm Rosenworcel

Senators pointed to FCC's initiatives on mapping, which will need to be good to maximize federal funds for broadband.

Blockchain3 weeks ago

Facebook Lobbying Congress on Blockchain Policy

The registration comes after the company rebranded to Meta, taking it beyond its social media origins.