In the 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, Congress reversed USDA’s ReConnect criteria in three crucial ways.
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 […]
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's proposal for increased auction authority would allow the agency to support infrastructure investment.
'How do we make sure that you can keep that home grown talent?'
Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.
The 4th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET
'You need to get a little better about talking to and listening to native communities," the chairman told the FCC.
Growing fears of recession trigger pullback on previous rosy forecasts.
SiFi Networks will construct an all-fiber network for 40,000 households in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.
The 3rd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET
They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.
A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.
'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'
The Agriculture Department announced $502M will go to service providers in 20 states.
The 2nd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET
The Democratic legislator called on NTIA end the automatic disclosure of .US web domain users’ personal information.
Doreen Bodgan-Martin is running to head the United Nations’ technology regulator.
The virtual tools are being used to prepare workers coming out of lockdowns during the pandemic.
The 1st of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET
The White House announced six hires to take charge of $52-billion semiconductor program.
The Fiber Broadband Association has said there is up-to 60 weeks of wait for materials necessary for fiber deployment.
Better and more up-to-date information can come from harmonizing existing data sets, updated whenever a given map has new information.
'Their absence is noted, and it illustrates their indifference towards the needs of rural Americans and our rural communities.'
The White House released a "comprehensive framework" for the regulation of digital assets.
The FCC's broadband label might include the number of movies one can watch at a time with a certain plan.
The Digital Services Act imposes transparency requirements and other accountability measures for tech platforms.
The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will limit the online collection of children’s data.
Learn how your ISP and community can avoid the broadband mapping trainwreck.
The SEC will add industry offices that are focused on crypto assets, and industrial applications and services.
The agency is proposing to use its own authority to regulate tech platforms for their 'commercial surveillance'.
Many of the commenters urge the FCC to change the standards it uses for cost-sharing of pole replacements.
White House officials urged schools and other local institutions to engage in text-message and social media campaigns for the ACP.
Some agreed there is egregious information that should be downranked on search platforms.
Meanwhile, Twitter shareholders approved a deal to sell the company to Elon Musk, who wants out.
Johnson will replace former CEO Jeff Storey, who announced his retirement after a 40-year career.
Wisper CEO Nathan Stooke said the attitude to connect more Americans should be to let the “best technology win.”
The release of more spectrum will help move autonomous vehicles forward.
Blocking bad actors requires a whole new way of thinking, the authors say in this ExpertOp exclusive to Broadband Breakfast.
An FCC watchdog report said some service providers were signing up multiple people on one person's information for ACP benefits.
North Carolina hopes to achieve 80 percent subscription to broadband services among its citizens.
Participants voiced concerns over alleged abuses by big tech companies.