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Expert Opinion6 hours ago

Kate Forscey: Mobile Broadband Gap Needs to Be Remedied, Too

A recent study by CostQuest suggests that 37,000 more towers are needed to bring mobile coverage up to speed nationwide.

Broadband Roundup7 hours ago

FCC Proposal for Robotexts, FCC Mapping Problems, TikTok’s Preliminary Deal

The FCC is looking to adapt its robocall methods for texts.

Infrastructure12 hours ago

As Middle Mile Program Deadline Approaches, NTIA Proposes ‘Buy America’ Exemptions

The NTIA is proposing a limited-equipment, limited-time exemption to purchasing American-made products.

Broadband News17 hours ago

Reason 5 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Understanding Public Challenges

The 5th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Spectrum1 day ago

FCC Spectrum Authority Expires on September 30, Agency Seeks Renewal

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel's proposal for increased auction authority would allow the agency to support infrastructure investment.

Broadband Roundup1 day ago

NTCA Smart Rural Communities, International Telecommunications Union Conference, Carr on TikTok

'How do we make sure that you can keep that home grown talent?'

Broadband Mapping & Data2 days ago

Kirsten Compitello: The Need for a Digital Equity Focus on Broadband Mapping

Incorporating equitable processes and outcomes from the start is crucial to avoid perpetuating continued inequalities.

Broadband News2 days ago

Reason 4 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Measuring Actual Speeds

The 4th of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Spectrum4 days ago

Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chair Takes FCC to Task for Communication With Tribes

'You need to get a little better about talking to and listening to native communities," the chairman told the FCC.

Broadband's Impact4 days ago

Dianne Crocker: Recession Fears Have Real Estate Market Forecasters Hitting the Reset Button

Growing fears of recession trigger pullback on previous rosy forecasts.

Broadband Roundup4 days ago

Kenosha Gets Fiber, Judiciary Committee Advances Journalism Bill, Rosenworcel Touts Women in Tech

SiFi Networks will construct an all-fiber network for 40,000 households in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin.

Broadband Mapping & Data5 days ago

62% of Americans Have Access to High-Speed 5G, Says New BroadbandNow Map

The company says its map is based on millions of M-Lab speed tests conducted over a six-month period.

Broadband News5 days ago

Reason 3 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: State Maps vs. Federal Maps

The 3rd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Broadband Mapping & Data5 days ago

Panelists at Broadband Breakfast Event Urge the FCC Mapping Fabric Be Made Public

They objected to being required to help build CostQuest’s database, but are unable to utilize database for their own benefit.

Broadband Mapping & Data5 days ago

Federal Court Denies Challenge to FCC Selection of CostQuest as Mapping Contractor

A federal judge ruled that CostQuest made no misrepresentations in its bid for the FCC mapping contract.

Broadband Mapping & Data6 days ago

Nation’s Most Accurate Broadband Map Will Come from FCC Challenge Process: NTCA

'Using the right information at the right time, we’re going to get to a better place.'

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

ReConnect Funding, More Emergency Connectivity Fund Money, 5G Training Grant in South Africa

The Agriculture Department announced $502M will go to service providers in 20 states.

Broadband News6 days ago

Reason 2 to Attend Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Aren’t There Other Databases?

The 2nd of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Privacy6 days ago

Led by Wyden, Democrats Call on NTIA to Reform Privacy Standards for .US Domains

The Democratic legislator called on NTIA end the automatic disclosure of .US web domain users’ personal information.

Broadband Roundup6 days ago

Biden Wants American at ITU, FCC Acts Against Chinese Telecom, Mid-Band Spectrum Needed

Doreen Bodgan-Martin is running to head the United Nations’ technology regulator.

Innovation7 days ago

Labor Official Sees Benefits in Virtual, Augmented Reality for Workforce Training

The virtual tools are being used to prepare workers coming out of lockdowns during the pandemic.

Broadband News7 days ago

Reason 1 to Attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass: Ripping the Fabric

The 1st of 5 reasons to attend the Broadband Mapping Masterclass with Drew Clark on 9/27 at 12 Noon ET

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Chips Act Hires, Telehealth Key to Address Birth Mortality, Ookla Rates 5G in College Towns

The White House announced six hires to take charge of $52-billion semiconductor program.

Fiber1 week ago

New Whitepaper Shows Long Wait Times for Fiber Construction Materials

The Fiber Broadband Association has said there is up-to 60 weeks of wait for materials necessary for fiber deployment.

Broadband Mapping1 week ago

FCC Challenge Process Important for Getting Accurate Maps, Says Technology Policy Institute

Better and more up-to-date information can come from harmonizing existing data sets, updated whenever a given map has new information.

Rural1 week ago

Republican Congressmen Criticize NTIA, FCC Absence at Farm Bill Hearing

'Their absence is noted, and it illustrates their indifference towards the needs of rural Americans and our rural communities.'

Broadband Roundup1 week ago

Digital Asset Regulation, Texas Social Media Law Upheld, WISPA Endorses California Tech Neutral Bill

The White House released a "comprehensive framework" for the regulation of digital assets.

FCC1 week ago

Broadband Labels Should Include Practical Applications of Internet Packages: MIT Researchers

The FCC's broadband label might include the number of movies one can watch at a time with a certain plan.

Privacy2 weeks ago

EU’s Digital Services Act May Be a Model for the United States

The Digital Services Act imposes transparency requirements and other accountability measures for tech platforms.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

California Social Media Law, Rosenworcel Deep in Space, Changes at I3 Connectivity Explorer

The California Age-Appropriate Design Code Act signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom will limit the online collection of children’s data.

Broadband Mapping & Data2 weeks ago

Broadband Mapping Masterclass on September 27, 2022

Learn how your ISP and community can avoid the broadband mapping trainwreck.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

SEC Adds Crypto Offices, Google’s Antitrust Appeal Rejected, State Farm Invests in ADT

The SEC will add industry offices that are focused on crypto assets, and industrial applications and services. 

FTC2 weeks ago

FTC Forum Hears Evidence that U.S. Should Follow European Union Privacy Model

The agency is proposing to use its own authority to regulate tech platforms for their 'commercial surveillance'.

Infrastructure2 weeks ago

Big Fight Over Costs of Pole Attachments Pits New Entrants Against Utilities

Many of the commenters urge the FCC to change the standards it uses for cost-sharing of pole replacements.

Digital Inclusion2 weeks ago

White House Presses Outreach Initiatives for Affordable Connectivity Program

White House officials urged schools and other local institutions to engage in text-message and social media campaigns for the ACP.

Free Speech2 weeks ago

Panel Hears Opposing Views on Content Moderation Debate

Some agreed there is egregious information that should be downranked on search platforms.

Big Tech2 weeks ago

Twitter Whistleblower Says Company Needs to Work to Permanently Delete User Data

Meanwhile, Twitter shareholders approved a deal to sell the company to Elon Musk, who wants out.

Broadband Roundup2 weeks ago

New Lumen CEO, Ericsson Testing Drones, Starlink Challenges FCC on RDOF

Johnson will replace former CEO Jeff Storey, who announced his retirement after a 40-year career.

WISP2 weeks ago

Wisper Internet CEO Takes Issue With Federal Government Preference for Fiber

Wisper CEO Nathan Stooke said the attitude to connect more Americans should be to let the “best technology win.”

5G2 weeks ago

5G Connected Traffic Structures Will Facilitate Safer, Environmentally Friendly Travel: Industry

The release of more spectrum will help move autonomous vehicles forward.