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Net Neutrality12 hours ago

Federal Appeals Court Upholds California’s Net Neutrality Rules

The ruling prevents internet providers in the state from abandoning net neutrality for broadband customers.

FCC12 hours ago

FCC Announces New RDOF Accountability and Transparency Measures, Additional Funding

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Broadband Roundup16 hours ago

Commerce Vote on Sohn Wednesday, Facebook Abandoning its Crypto Technology, Low EBB Awareness

The Senate Commerce Committee will vote on Sohn’s renomination after confirmation efforts stalled last year.

Antitrust18 hours ago

Former Federal Trade Commission Chairman Says Biden is Inappropriately Exhorting the Agency

Former Chairman William Kovacic said that Biden’s direction of the FTC raises expectations for the agency.

Broadband Data19 hours ago

Federal Communications Commission Approves New Provider Transparency Requirements

Broadband providers must now create “broadband nutrition labels” which list pricing and speed information.

International19 hours ago

Facebook is Failing Iranians, and Iran’s Leaders Are About to Launch a Censored Internet

Social media platforms are harming Iran due to their ignorance of Iranian culture and the nation's primary dialects.

Cybersecurity1 day ago

On Cybersecurity, Federal Guidance is Absent and Local Governments Won’t Let Them In, Says Cisco

Texas government official says that “cybersecurity needs to be a kitchen table topic.”

Fiber2 days ago

Yellowstone Fiber Launches $65M Fiber Project with UTOPIA in Gallatin County, Montana

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Broadband Roundup2 days ago

FCC Axes China Unicom, Tucows Has New Software Business, Texas County Broadband Initiative

The FCC on Thursday revoked the operating authorization of China Unicom, in latest effort to weed out national security threats.

Broadband's Impact2 days ago

Families Need Outreach, More Time to Enroll in Affordable Connectivity Program

Greater enrollment in federal programs will help close the digital divide, especially for Latino communities, but help is needed.

Antitrust2 days ago

Consolidation, Bloat, and a Waning American ‘Brand’ Hurt the Economy, Says Tim Wu

He argued that fundamental changes must be made to restore peoples' faith in an American system that works for everyone.

Broadband Roundup3 days ago

Fear of Big Tech in Auto Industry, Montana Hires Lightbox, USTelecom Hires Media Affairs Director

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Social Media4 days ago

Vague Social Media Laws Create Fear in the Middle East. Can Encryption Tools Help?

Experts discuss how social media is being treated in the Middle East and how to respond.

Infrastructure4 days ago

With State Plan and Federal Funds, California in Good Position to Close Digital Divide

Ernesto Falcon of the EFF says the state’s current plans, assisted by the IIJA, will connect everyone in the state.

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Broadband Roundup4 days ago

AT&T Speeds Tiers, Wisconsin Governor on Broadband Assistance, Broadband as Public Utility

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Innovation4 days ago

Biden Encourages House to Pass Technology Innovation Funding Bill

The United States Innovation and Competition Act would, among other things, plow money into semiconductor research and development.

FCC4 days ago

Federal Communications Commission Implements Rules for Affordable Connectivity Program

The agency implemented new rules on the Affordable Connectivity Program, which makes a new subsidy permanent.

Antitrust5 days ago

FTC Mum on Microsoft-Activision Deal, Proposes Review of Merger Guidelines

The deal would elevate Microsoft in an even more favorable position in the games-as-a-service market.

Big Tech5 days ago

Attorneys General Suing Google Over Location Data Collection

The D.C. attorney general is leading other state AGs alleging Google mislead consumers into believing they could disable location tracking.

Digital Inclusion5 days ago

Debra Berlyn: What’s New in 2022 for Aging and Tech?

Older adults continue at a rapid pace to adopt tech that assists the aging process.

Broadband Roundup5 days ago

New Multitenant Proposal Praised, Dutch Fine Apple, Cameron Comms Expands in Louisiana

Associations including INCOMPAS and WISPA applaud new multitenant proposal.

Funding5 days ago

Infrastructure Bill Brings New Focus on Decision Making at Community Level

Funneling of infrastructure funds through states differs from Obama-era broadband programs.

Expert Opinion1 week ago

Christopher Mitchell: Brendan Carr is Wrong on the Treasury Department’s Broadband Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has no excuse for why the agency finished with the same bad data it started with.

FCC1 week ago

FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel Shares Proposal to Promote Broadband Competition In Apartment Buildings

If adopted, the FCC’s regulations would increase broadband options for tenants.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Biden’s Involvement in 5G, Residential 5 Gbps in Northwest, New Technology Advisory Council

The president urged wireless carriers to comply with the aviation industry’s requests for further delays on new network launches.

Antitrust1 week ago

American Innovation and Choice Online Act Advances to Senate Floor With Bipartisan Alliance

Klobuchar was able to rally Democrats and Republicans to support her bill, but its future depends upon a shaky alliance.

Cybersecurity1 week ago

Biden On Lookout for Cyberattacks with Russia Massing on Border of Ukraine

The president says that, in the past, Russia has taken covert military actions.

Innovation1 week ago

CES 2022: Next Generation of TVs Have Application for Remote Learning, Promoters Say

The new television broadcasting standard brings faster speeds and more opportunities for connecting tele-services.

Digital Inclusion1 week ago

Digital Inclusion Leaders a Critical Step to Closing Digital Divide: National League of Cities

The National League of Cities said government leaders need to have 'multiple points of engagement' with communities.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

USDA Hires Lumen, Ligado Marketing Services, IRS Facial ID, New Public Knowledge Hire

The Department of Agriculture awarded Lumen a $1.2-billion, 11-year contract for data services.

Funding1 week ago

Preparing Collaboration Model, Data Collection Suggested Before Infrastructure Money Flows

With infrastructure bill, there is no longer a shortage of funds for states to expand their broadband infrastructure, consultants said.

Cybersecurity1 week ago

Telework Here to Stay, But Devices Need Beefed Up Security

The future of teleworking will need upgraded security.

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

National Privacy Law, Digital Infrastructure Firm’s $8B Raise, Wicker Wants Spectrum Cooperation

Business groups are asking Congress to supersede state laws by passing privacy legislation that sets a national standard.

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Funding1 week ago

NTIA Official Says Rural Broadband Funds Do Not Disqualify Area from New Broadband Monies

While NTIA will interpret grant funding under the law, it’s up to states to determine where to allocate money.

Environment1 week ago

FCC Commissioner Starks Says Commission Looking into Impact of Broadband, 5G on Environment

Starks sat down to discuss the promise of smart grid technology for the environment.

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Ookla Fourth Quarter Report Puts T-Mobile as Fastest, Most Consistent Wireless Provider

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Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

Airlines’ 5G Warning, 3.45 GHz Winners, Bongino YouTube Suspension

Airlines claim the need to cancel a many flights because of interference between altimeters and 5G transmitters.

Expert Opinion2 weeks ago

Ron Yokubaitis: GOP Putting Partisanship over Reform with Gigi Sohn’s FCC Nomination

Nominated by President Biden as Federal Communications Commissioner, Sohn understands the real reason net neutrality is necessary.

Funding2 weeks ago

Digital Equity the Focus at NTIA’s Listening Session on Infrastructure, Investment and Jobs Act

Attendees questioned how digital equity progress can be measured and how underserved populations are educated on technology use.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

January 6 Committee Social Media Subpoenas, Iranian Hacks, Google Ad Auctions Lawsuit

Lawmakers chastised the companies for providing little information in response to past committee inquiries.