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Privacy15 hours 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 Impact16 hours 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.

Privacy19 hours 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 Roundup20 hours 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.

FCC2 days 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 Service2 days ago

Advocates Call for Universal Service Fund to Include Broadband Revenues

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

Broadband's Impact2 days 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 Access2 days 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.

FCC7 days 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 Roundup7 days 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 Roundup1 week 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.

Wireless1 week ago

Verizon, TracFone Deal Gets FCC and California Approval

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

#broadbandlive1 week 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.

#broadbandlive1 week 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.

#broadbandlive1 week 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 2301 week ago

Experts Warn Against Total Repeal of Section 230

Panelists note shifting definition of offensive content.

Broadband Roundup1 week 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 Roundup2 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.

FCC2 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.

FCC2 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.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Need for Infrastructure Bill Accountability, California Broadband Projects, Broadband In Wisconsin

Rural advocates are asking for accountability for infrastructure bill spending on broadband.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

Sunne McPeak: Achieving True Digital Equity Requires Strong Leadership and Sincere Collaboration

Collaboration between community leaders will be essential in ensuring success of the Biden infrastructure bill in California.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

House Oversight Reveals Details of Investigation into Colonial Pipeline, Other Company Hacks

The committee released a memo stating that “small lapses” led to many prominent cyberattacks this year.

House of Representatives2 weeks ago

Telecom, Online Marketplace Consumer Protection Bills Pass House Committee

Among the bills sent to the House, the committee passed two on telecom and one on consumer safety.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Huawei Responds to Sanctions, Fiber Satisfaction Study, Fiber Project in California

The Chinese telecom manufacturer is looking at licensing its designs to another company amid cratering profits.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

FCC Commissioning Mobile Wireless and Fixed Broadband Data for Better Mapping

The agency released a statement of objectives earlier this month.

FCC2 weeks ago

Eighty Civil Society Groups Ask for Swift Confirmation of FCC, NTIA Nominees

The groups sent a letter emphasizing the need for internet access expansion ahead of Wednesday confirmation hearings.

Cybersecurity2 weeks ago

Cyber Officials Reiterate Need for Private-Public Sector Cyber Threat Information Sharing

Calls are growing louder for mandatory breach reporting for cybersecurity incidents.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Industry Reacts to Infrastructure Signing, DISH Signs Carriage Deal with Sinclair, Bring Your Own RAN

Industry reactions to Biden's signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 on Monday.

Funding2 weeks ago

President Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill at White House, Touting Better Broadband

President Biden celebrated $65 billion for broadband deployment.

Funding2 weeks ago

Bigger Investment Needed for Next Generation 9-1-1 Services, Experts Say

Former head of NTIA said it could cost $12 billion.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Infrastructure Bill Signing, CT Small Businesses Lack Internet, Pennsylvania Broadband Office

The White House is holding a signing ceremony for President Biden to sign the infrastructure bill into law.

Funding3 weeks ago

Another $700 Million for 26 States Through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund

Over 400,000 locations across the U.S. will get broadband in this funding wave.

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

Biden Signs Chinese Equipment Ban, Aviation on C-Band, Michael Copps Op-Ed

The newly signed bill puts the U.S. on the offensive against Chinese companies such as Huawei and ZTE.

Broadband's Impact3 weeks ago

Frank Gornick: Valley Leaders Join State to Bring Ubiquitous Broadband to the San Joaquin Valley

Bringing internet capability to communities throughout the San Joaquin Valley is the focus of a new effort.

Broadband Mapping3 weeks ago

Broadband Breakfast Panel Emphasizes Need for Better Mapping to Maximize Infrastructure Bill Money

Funds made available by the infrastructure bill will not need solid maps to make spending efficient, experts agree.

Funding3 weeks ago

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Emphasizes Affordability, Fiber in Infrastructure Bill Press Briefing

Raimondo said to expect relatively quick turnaround on broadband affordability and job creation, longer timeline on fiber buildouts.

Broadband Roundup3 weeks ago

Bluepeak Starts Fiber Construction in OK, Hawaii’s Broadband Maps, UK Broadband Partnership

Bluepeak is investing $25 million in a high-speed broadband network in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Wireless3 weeks ago

University of Notre Dame Launches SpectrumX to Expand Radio Spectrum Research

The project is funded by a National Science Foundation grant and keeps diversity and inclusion in mind for its research...

Wireless3 weeks ago

Dish Reiterates Need for Full Three-Year Phase-out of Sprint Network

Supply chain issues are impacting Dish's ability to bring on new customers, company says.