December 23, 2020 — The last five years have boasted massive strides towards closing the urban-rural broadband and utilities divide,...
November 22, 2020 – In the event that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden seeks substantial funding for broadband […]
According to a Forbes article by Alan Ohnsman, U.S. safety investigators are calling for greater regulation of Teslas following the […]
In advance of a Federal Communications Commission vote on the proposed Rural Digital Opportunity Fund on January 30, the agency […]
WASHINGTON, May 30, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $858 million in loans to upgrade rural electric […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Doug Dawson once again nails it on his blog post. The 10 megabit per second (Mbps) download […]
Editor’s Note: The most recent edition of Broadband Communities Magazine features a special section on rural broadband, including this overview […]
PITTSBURGH, July 31, 2018 – Rural electric cooperatives and not “small cell” deployment powered by 5G networks, may be the […]
WASHINGTON, April 30, 2018 — Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Monday said he is “always hopeful” that progress will be […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: The role of wireless, which is one key piece of the broadband puzzle for rural areas, will […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Rural priorities are again receiving additional emphasis in the draft spending legislation currently before Congress. Though the […]
WASHINGTON, March 16, 2018 – Questions about how the federal government will be involved in rolling out the next-generation infrastructure […]
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 – President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled details of his plan to spur $1.5 trillion in […]
WASHINGTON, January 22, 2018 – A leaked document purporting to be an outline of the Trump Administration’s forthcoming infrastructure plan […]
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2018 – President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order encouraging rural broadband deployment by speeding […]
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2018 – The Trump Administration plans on making increased access to broadband in rural areas a priority […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Once again, the folks at the Institute for Local Self Reliance have produced another standout report on […]
WASHINGTON, November 4, 2017 — More than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s communications infrastructure, Federal Communications Commission […]
Democratic leadership in both the House and Senate recently released a plan for broadband deployment that would spend $40 billion in taxpayer […]
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017 – Among rural Americans, 39 percent lack access to high speed internet compared to only 4 […]
WASHINGTON, June 26, 2017 – Without efficient data, the Federal Communications Commission can’t put together a model that shows what […]
Editor’s Note: From the press gaggle on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, between White House Deputy Press Secretary Lindsay Waters, Secretary […]
In the battle to deploy broadband, cooperatives (co-ops) can be a decisive force to cover the rural flanks in states […]
DALLAS, April 18, 2017 – The Universal Service Administrative Corporation may not grab broadband headlines, but the once-obscure federal agency […]
DALLAS, April 6, 2017 – The Rural Telecommunications Congress program at the 2017 Broadband Communities Summit here on May 1-4, […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Another possible success story from Appalachia, where local utilities are stepping up to the plate and making […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: Great piece from Ozy, a publication about which we weren’t familiar until this article, about the need […]
AUSTIN, April 16, 2015 - The board of the directors of the Rural Telecommunications Congress voted here on Wednesday to elect a new slate of officers...
AUSTIN, April 14, 2015 - The official from the Federal Communications Commission responsible for the agency's unique "rural broadband experiment" on Monday said the experiment was...
Experiments Explore Expansion of Robust Broadband in a Time of Technology Transitions WASHINGTON, November 12, 2014 – The Federal Communications Commission’s […]
AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2014 – Next week, at the Broadband Communities Summit here in Austin, the Rural Telecommunications Congress will […]
December 17, 2013 - The Broadband Breakfast Club released the video of its webinar earlier today, on "Evaluating the Broadband Stimulus Program: Were Funds Well Spent?"...
Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition Finds Fault with Study Critiquing Broadband Technology Opportunities Program WASHINGTON, November 18, 2013 – The […]
WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 – The status of the development of the national smart grid and its relationship to broadband […]
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 – Spectrum policy, net neutrality, and Universal Service Fund reforms were among the topics discussed by […]
WASHINGTON, June 5, 2013 – On Tuesday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, kicked off the new debate on […]
WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 – America is lagging behind a number of foreign countries in terms of broadband penetration, according […]
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, March 15, 2013 – Relationships between broadband providers and consumers can often be contentious. Gary Evans of […]
December 18, 2012 – The year 2012 has provided significant progress in broadband within the United States. Whether through policy […]
November 5, 2012 – In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election four years ago, then-candidate Barack Obama repeatedly raised […]
Panelists at TechFreedom event said judiciary will prevent the FTC from developing proposed antitrust policies.
Bipartisan Senate bill clears the House, FCC auction prices climb higher, tech groups oppose newly proposed fee
Satellites, at the very least, can act as backup connections, webinar heard.
The FCC is looking at how to promote broadband competition and access in buildings.
What options do owners of, operators in, and tenants within MDUs have for better-quality broadband?
Funds targeted towards internet providers in areas with poor digital access across 19 states.
Mediacom petitioned the FCC to stop a Google-West Des Moines deal, but Google said it's not exclusive.
Netflix hit's traffic struggle, Virginia expects $2B from P3, op-ed says FCC expects states to get good maps before FCC.
Company says that the next generation of its products depend on 5G progress.
Huawei’s CTO avoided questions about concerns over its network infrastructure security as countries ban its products.
Trade association doesn't like new antitrust bill, Charter makes changes at the top, T-Mobile leads wireless, Verizon on wireline.
Open RAN adoption is said to save telecoms money and boost security, as providers are forced to move off Huawei.
EducationSuperHighway is signing up partners and will launch November 4.
Indigenous connectivity advocates said Native Americans should have control over their mapping data.
Lower broadband access barriers, NY lawmakers want fiber fee end, Arizona's fiber on highways, Rosenworcel reportedly not enough for Biden.
Providers of all sort can line up for their share of $75 billion worth of broadband grant funding.
5G crusader Commissioner Brendan Carr voiced pride in the FCC’s focus on 5G over the past four years
The Justice Against Malicious Algorithms Act seeks to target large online platforms that push harmful content.
Democrats frustrated with Biden's delay on FCC, Comcast tests 10 Gbps speed, Louisiana wants 75% more broadband in six years.
Fiber builder says it has been denied permits that have harmed it and its customers, despite an existing city agreement.
Panelists at a WCA event last month said IoT will transform a trillion-plus dollar segment of the economy.
AT&T copper facilities suffered significant damage after Ida, FCC's second round of ECF, and Comcast's expanded plans for low-income Utahns.
The acting chairwoman said the country needs to move quickly to adopt 5G for future technologies.
A league of municipalities rep told Senator Amy Klobuchar that some small cities with lots of tourists need connectivity.
Many WISPs are no longer merely "wireless" internet service providers, but offer fiber-optics in a hybrid solution.
Facebook is nudging teens away from harmful content, Comcast's new spam call blocker, AT&T goes with Ericsson for standalone 5G.
At our October 13, 2021, event, we'll discuss trends toward hybrid technology and government grants by WISPs.
AT&T invests in rural broadband, Cox Communications is unable to partner with Verizon on wireless, and Apple appeals its federal...
The cloudification of communications services makes it easy to include voice, data, SMS, and video within any existing service.
The OECD finalized an earlier agreement that would impose a 15% tax on companies operating in 136 member nations.
Most Americans benefitting from federal spending on rural broadband are white non-Hispanic Americans, says NDIA.
Internet of Things devices are expected to increasingly flood the market as 5G networks light up.
Health providers testified before a Senate subcommittee that Congress should be open to all forms of telehealth.
The agency is reevaluating winning bids after asking providers to ensure census blocks aren't already served.
Concern that pandemic only temporarily heightened broadband awareness in Washington.
The biggest risk is likely to come through enforcement actions by state attorneys general and civil litigation, says Marashlian.
Former FCC commissioner confused by Biden, China Mobile only choosing Huawei and ZTE, and AT&T partners with Frontier.
The company is putting millions more into fiber infrastructure in the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia areas.
Beth Ford spoke at the ACA Connects' Independent Show on Wednesday.
Ashdown wanted share of streaming revenues, chunk of Americans regular consumers of news on Facebook, Open Broadband project takes off.