Letter cites Carol Mattey report, which recommends broadening the base.
Consultants say the Federal Communications Commission has the authority to do so.
The agency is reevaluating winning bids after asking providers to ensure census blocks aren't already served.
From direct fiber connections to low-earth orbit satellites, libraries can provide public Wi-Fi through varying means.
"Farm Fresh Broadband" explains the world of broadband policy and provides solutions to bridge the digital divide.
The FCC should hit the pause button on a current plan to zero out support for voice-only services.
Broadband Breakfast, in person and for lunch, heard about the possibilities with spectrum sharing and combining technologies for coverage.
Broadband Breakfast revisits what some state legislatures did to narrow broadband gaps.
Webinar hears how critical mapping is to bridging the digital divide.
Defaulters say new FCC mapping data shows areas they bid to connect are already adequately served.
The agency is scrutinizing the winning bids for the $9.2-billion fund, and asking companies to consider withdrawing.
The bipartisan Hassan-Capito bill would provide state and local governments with new financing options for broadband projects.
The fight for broadband infrastructure in one Utah community. Is private enterprise the end goal?
The American Jobs Plan, President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan, includes $100 billion to ensure broadband availability to every single American at affordable rates. This means building...
Experts say it's difficult to get an understanding of cost for connecting rural regions without quality maps.
April 1, 2021 – Experts are concerns about the long-term implications of the $3.2-billion Emergency Broadband Benefit program (EBB) running […]
March 11, 2021 – The Center on Rural Innovation is recommending telecom companies engage with local communities and invest in […]
March 4, 2021 – Amid claims that the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund chose winners that may not be able to […]
March 3, 2021—Vantage Point Solutions is questioning whether wireless providers can deliver on their contractual obligations following the announcement of […]
February 25, 2021—Customer service strategies are being used to separate smaller carriers from bigger ones during the pandemic, according to […]
February 18, 2021— Electrical cooperatives that own their own fiber are filling in the broadband gaps that telecoms have left, […]
February 11, 2021—Broadband providers are becoming increasingly vocal in their concerns over some of the winning bidders in the first […]
February 2, 2021 – Democratic Sen. Ed Markey’s communications policy focus this Congress will be on net neutrality, children and […]
January 29, 2021 – With contributions into a program intended to extend basic telecommunications services to all Americans now adding […]
December 23, 2020 — The last five years have boasted massive strides towards closing the urban-rural broadband and utilities divide, […]
December 22, 2020 — With the closing of the bidding in Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund reverse-auction, many […]
Remote work and learning during the pandemic compelled some lawmakers to get creative in expanding broadband availability. In Delaware and […]
December 16, 2020 – Render Networks has announced the launch of its new RDOF Deployment Guide, sharing key considerations for […]
December 15, 2020 — The Federal Communications Commission recently announced the winners of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. In the […]
December 7, 2020 – The Federal Communications Commission on Monday announced that it had awarded $9.3 billion in broadband funds (PDF) for […]
December 4, 2020 — Broadband industry leaders on Thursday called for the Federal Communications Commission to modernize Universal Service Fund […]
November 22, 2020 – In the event that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden seeks substantial funding for broadband […]
The longest, costliest, most contentious election in U.S. history has finally ended. Notwithstanding pending legal action, victors have been declared […]
November 19, 2020 – While the business case for rural broadband has been debated, panelists at the National Telecommunications and […]
November 12, 2020 — The failure to connect the rural-urban digital divide in the United States is not one of […]
October 30, 2020 — In addition to considerable discussion about net neutrality at the Federal Communications Commission’s monthly meeting on […]
October 24, 2020 – The Federal Communications Commission on Friday granted its first licenses in the 2.5 GigaHertz (GHz) spectrum […]
October 12, 2020 – The digital divide is a real problem for rural America, Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA, the […]
October 2, 2020 – Electric utilities and rural cooperatives are increasingly building out broadband, agreed panelists at last week’s Broadband […]
September 30, 2020 – Municipalities are well suited to investment in broadband networks, particularly those in rural areas, said Ben […]
The former Facebook employee-turned-whistleblower said the company must be accountable for the social harm it causes.
Report recommends policymakers streamline access to poles as 'most efficient' means of broadband expansion.
Leaders addressed strategies and importance of private spending.
A Texas court blocked enforcement of a social media that would prevent companies from removing extreme speech.
Big Telecom companies caused months and months of delays in the rollout of the Emergency Broadband Benefit.
Gigi Sohn explained her positions on issues facing the FCC.
The National Association of Broadcasters raised concern about FCC nominee Gigi Sohn's ties to defunct streaming service Locast.
China is believed to be creating a central digital currency soon, as the U.S. lacks policy governing cryptocurrency.
Students in a Houston-area school district hosted a panel on connecting schools and libraries as part of a national event...
Both states join California as the only ones with comprehensive privacy laws, but experts say a federal bill should fill...
The initiative is part of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's $157 million Internet Master Plan.
To protect consumers in the digital revolution, experts say serious federal action on privacy can lead the way.
A bill introduced this month requires the FCC to investigate the need to expand base of Universal Service Fund.
The commission says an enrollment freeze is no longer necessary as the Infrastructure Act’s Affordable Connectivity Program takes effect.
Craig Settles talks about the need for telehealth and ubiquitous broadband in a recent interview.
UTOPIA customers deep in red states favor net neutrality by a wide margin.
Inspector General report finds "dozens" of cases of EBB abuse across the country.
Sohn and Biden NTIA nominee Alan Davidson will undergo confirmation hearings next Wednesday.
TPI released their broadband map, which tracks speeds, availability, and adoption rates across the country.
The companies agree to consumer protection measures as conditions of the transaction.
One of the most important recent developments in the deployment of broadband infrastructure.
In this event, we'll explore the perspective of the NTIA and state agencies charged with implementing IIJA.
Privacy is rising in the landscape of telecom and technology policy issues issues.
Panelists note shifting definition of offensive content.
Another $1 billion in broadband expansion funds could be available in the Build Back Better Act, which passed the House...
President Biden’s social safety net and climate package now faces hurdles in the Senate.
The measure would increase access for those seeking emergency mental health assistance.
Senators pointed to FCC's initiatives on mapping, which will need to be good to maximize federal funds for broadband.
The registration comes after the company rebranded to Meta, taking it beyond its social media origins.
Rural advocates are asking for accountability for infrastructure bill spending on broadband.
Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.
The committee released a memo stating that “small lapses” led to many prominent cyberattacks this year.
Among the bills sent to the House, the committee passed two on telecom and one on consumer safety.
The Chinese telecom manufacturer is looking at licensing its designs to another company amid cratering profits.
The agency released a statement of objectives earlier this month.
The groups sent a letter emphasizing the need for internet access expansion ahead of Wednesday confirmation hearings.
Calls are growing louder for mandatory breach reporting for cybersecurity incidents.
Industry reactions to Biden's signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 on Monday.
President Biden celebrated $65 billion for broadband deployment.
Former head of NTIA said it could cost $12 billion.