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Broadband Mapping2 days ago

FCC Opens Broadband Data Collection Program

The data will go toward improved maps, which the FCC chair said will be available by the fall.

FCC2 days ago

FCC Commissioner Supports Rural Telco Efforts to Implement ‘Rip and Replace’

In remarks at the Rural Wireless Association event on Wednesday, Commissioner Geoffrey Starks reaffirmed the FCC’s goals.

Infrastructure2 days ago

States Must Ease Zoning, Permit Regulations for Broadband Buildouts

'You have to take a serious look at red tape.'

Broadband Roundup2 days ago

Broadband Prices Decline, AT&T’s Fiber Build in Texas, Conexon Partners for Build in Georgia

A USTelecom report finds that despite high inflation, broadband prices have been declining.

Expert Opinion2 days ago

Leo Matysine: The Impact of C-Band on Advancements in Mobile and Fixed Broadband

As technology is more advanced and connected to everything, the need for higher capacity networks will continue to grow exponentially.

Big Tech3 days ago

Proposed Antitrust Legislation Not the Way to Regulate Big Tech, Panelists Say

Legislation currently before Congress will hurt American tech's global competitiveness, event hears.

Education3 days ago

Metaverse Can Serve as a Supplement, Not Replacement, For Educators: Experts

The virtual world where avatars can meet as if they were in real life can be a companion for education.

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

TikTok Data Concerns, Broadband Data Collection System, Internet Access on COVID-19 Mortality

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is requesting Apple and Google remove the TikTok app over data concerns.

Digital Inclusion3 days ago

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel Emphasizes 100 Percent Broadband Adoption

'It’s about making sure wireless connections are available in 100 percent of rural America,' said the chairwoman.

Broadband's Impact4 days ago

Broadband Speeds Have Significant Impact on Economy, Research Director Says

From 2010 to 2020, a 10.9 percent growth in broadband penetration drove .04 percent increase in GDP, the study found.

Broadband Roundup4 days ago

Rosenworcel Committed to Net Neutrality, Better Spectrum Coordination, Starlink Up in Internet Speeds

The FCC chairwoman reaffirmed her commitment to net neutrality at a conference on Friday.

Expert Opinion4 days ago

Patrice Williams: Reimagining the Future of Work With Digital Plus Human Efforts

'Digital workers can help in the end-to-end automation of business processes by mimicking human behavior.'

5G4 days ago

5G Will Help Enhance Environment Protection and Sustainability, Conference Hears

The technology has already been used by companies to monitor and make more efficient systems to reduce emissions.

FCC4 days ago

FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks Calls for Environmental Sustainability at Summit

Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.

Spectrum5 days ago

Make More Unlicensed Spectrum Available for Increasing Demand for Wi-Fi Use: Panelists

Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.

Funding5 days ago

Decades-Old Legislation Can Play Supplement to Federal Broadband Infrastructure Money

The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

Data Export Bill, Chamber of Commerce’s BEAD Issues, Wisconsin Putting $125M for Broadband

A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.

Spectrum1 week ago

Agency Leaders Urge Improvements to Spectrum Management

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Fixed-Wireless Behind Fiber, U.S. Broadband Competition, Oregon Broadband Map

Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.

Funding1 week ago

Researching the Impact of Digital Equity Funding Starts With Community Collaboration

Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'

Broadband's Impact1 week ago

Experts Say Partnerships Key for Downtown City Connectivity

'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'

Artificial Intelligence1 week ago

FTC Commissioner Says Agency Report on AI for Online Harms Did Not Consult Outside Experts

The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

5G Drone Test, Viasat Step Closer to Inmarsat Buy, Charter Awarded Nearly $50 Million in Kentucky

UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.

Digital Inclusion1 week ago

Samantha Schartman-Cycyk: Three Keys to Building Transformative Broadband Plans

'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...

Privacy2 weeks ago

Experts Wrangle Over Whether Online Children Protection Legislation Needs Overhaul

'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'

Antitrust2 weeks ago

‘Time is Now’ for Separate Big Tech Regulatory Agency, Public Interest Group Says

'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'

Fiber2 weeks ago

Google Fiber Says it Welcomes Overbuilding, Competition for Lower Prices and Better Services

Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

NA Projected to Lead 5G Subs, Internet Society Board Members, Shentel Expands and Hires

'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Broadband Mapping Coalition Seeks to Bring Openness Back to Internet Data

The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.

Privacy2 weeks ago

Expand Online Protections for 17-Year-Olds in Draft Federal Privacy Law, Committee Urged

The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.

Spectrum2 weeks ago

House Committee Pushes Through Bills to Improve NTIA Spectrum Management

Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.

Fiber2 weeks ago

Leaders of Broadband Industry Trade Groups Are Bullish on Fiber, With Some Caveats

Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.

Funding2 weeks ago

BEAD Program Initiative Should Utilize Analysis of Affordable Connectivity Program Enrollment

Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Bill Targeting Sale of Location Data, Senate Democrats Antitrust Revision, Antitrust Lawsuit Location Bill

A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.

Education2 weeks ago

Fiber Broadband Companies and Consultants Tout Their Work for Social Good

Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

States Interested in Infrastructure Money, Dish 5G Available to 20% of Americans, Big Tech Contribution to USF

39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.

Broadband's Impact2 weeks ago

In the Race to Claim TV Streaming Victory, HBO and Peacock May Eclipse Netflix: Analyst

Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin

Health2 weeks ago

States Lagging on Bills to Implement 988 Suicide Hotline Mandate as Deadline Approaches

As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.

Fiber2 weeks ago

AT&T Says Gigabit Download Speed Demand Continues to Grow

'We’re projecting a 5x increase in data consumption from 2021 to 2025.'

Funding3 weeks ago

States Must Review ISP Capabilities When Awarding Federal Infrastructure Funds

'[State] decision makers in this program need to be careful about who is the qualified and experienced provider.'