November 22, 2020 – In the event that the incoming administration of President-elect Joe Biden seeks substantial funding for broadband...
June 29, 2020 — The National Broadband Plan has been successful, despite notable downsides, said panelists in a Federal Communications […]
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2020 – Panelists at the INCOMPAS policy summit Tuesday looked back with fondness on the Federal Communication […]
Amy Klobuchar also focused on broadband mapping and rural connectivity; Joe Biden wants grants to expand access for underserved communities WASHINGTON, […]
The Founder of Broadband Census and Breakfast Breakfast, and the former executive director of the Partnership for a Connected Illinois – […]
WASHINGTON, June 19, 2019 – At least a half-dozen separate pieces of broadband legislation are working their way through Congress, and […]
On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce will conduct a hearing on H.R. 2741, or Leading Infrastructure for Tomorrow’s America Act. […]
February 13, 2019 – The Trump Administration on Wednesday highlighted the importance of enhancing broadband internet service for America, particularly […]
Editor’s Note: Around the time of Presidents’ Day eight years ago, I wrote this piece about the connection between Abraham […]
WASHINGTON, August 8, 2018 – Experts in broadband data analysis on Tuesday criticized internet service providers for overstating coverage in […]
WASHINGTON, August 7, 2018 – Many in the broadband industry commenting on broadband availability data exposed the weaknesses of current […]
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018 – The Federal Communications Commission voted to pass the new, so-called “One Touch Make Ready” policy, […]
WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018 – Google Fiber and Verizon split with AT&T and Comcast over the so-called “One-Touch Make-Ready” policy, […]
PITTSBURGH, July 30, 2018 – Many broadband experts speaking at the Next Century Cities regional summit here said last week […]
WASHINGTON, July 23, 2018 – In rural America, data-driven tools and libraries are heading efforts to expand broadband access, according […]
WASHINGTON, July 12, 2018 – In advance of the Federal Communications Commission’s open meeting on Thursday, agency Chairman Ajit Pai […]
WASHINGTON, June 11, 2018 – The Pew Charitable Trusts recently announced a new broadband research effort amid concerns that government’s […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: We were present at the Broadband Communities Summit at which Blair Levin gave these remarks; thanks to […]
WASHINGTON, February 12, 2018 – President Donald Trump on Monday unveiled details of his plan to spur $1.5 trillion in […]
Editor’s Note: Updated January 30, 2018, at 8:44 a.m. with statement from the National Security Council. WASHINGTON, January 29, 2018 […]
WASHINGTON, January 22, 2018 – A leaked document purporting to be an outline of the Trump Administration’s forthcoming infrastructure plan […]
WASHINGTON, July 21, 2017 – Speaking at a meeting of the agency’s newly-form Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, Federal Communications Commissioner […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: One of the most interesting questions in broadband infrastructure today centers around dry legalities like “dig once” […]
BROADBAND BREAKFAST INSIGHT: By taking this action, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has likely avoided the fate of a […]
RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA, April 19, 2017 – At 7,200 square miles, this Southern California county is nearly the size of New […]
DALLAS, April 18, 2017 – Over the past ten years, broadband mapping has gone through many changes. In the beginning, […]
WASHINGTON, March 8, 2017 – Despite high hopes that President Trump’s campaign promise for a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill would lead […]
WASHINGTON, January 31, 2017 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday announced the formation of a new federal […]
EVANSTON, Illinois, January 30, 2017 – Benton Foundation CEO Adrianne Furniss on Monday sent the following letter to to President Donald Trump […]
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Local broadband institutions seeking to leverage high-speed connectivity for the benefit of their broader communities will benefit from attending the inaugural AnchorNETS...
September 14, 2015 - Every city should create a city-wide broadband plan of its own, said the former director of the National Broadband Plan, in wide-ranging...
Editor’s Note: The White House announced that it would be releasing a report from its Broadband Opportunity Council on Monday, […]
August 17, 2015 - Broadband Communities announced that Scott DeGarmo, President and CEO of Broadband Communities, the publisher of Broadband Communities Magazine and the organizer of...
June 8, 2015 – Some are calling it a second “broadband moment.” More than six years after the American Recovery […]
Editor's Note: This is one of several wrap-up articles about the 2015 Broadband Communities Summit earlier this month in Austin, Texas. For the complete list of...
February 3, 2015 – In announcing last week that it was expanding Google Fiber to four new metropolitan areas in […]
WASHINGTON, January 14, 2015 – The White House on Tuesday announced efforts to end laws that harm broadband competition, several […]
WASHINGTON, November 19, 2014 – Although some believe that the digital divide is not a problem, there are Americans who […]
WASHINGTON, October 10, 2014 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that access to high-speed broadband is crucial […]
WASHINGTON, October 6, 2014 —Blair Levin, telecommunications expert and former Communications & Society Fellow at the Aspen Institute, has joined […]
'Baltimore lags behind many cities when it comes to the number of households with home internet connections.'
Digital investment firm Morrison & Co. said it agreed to acquire FiberLight.
The data will go toward improved maps, which the FCC chair said will be available by the fall.
In remarks at the Rural Wireless Association event on Wednesday, Commissioner Geoffrey Starks reaffirmed the FCC’s goals.
'You have to take a serious look at red tape.'
A USTelecom report finds that despite high inflation, broadband prices have been declining.
As technology is more advanced and connected to everything, the need for higher capacity networks will continue to grow exponentially.
Legislation currently before Congress will hurt American tech's global competitiveness, event hears.
The virtual world where avatars can meet as if they were in real life can be a companion for education.
FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is requesting Apple and Google remove the TikTok app over data concerns.
'It’s about making sure wireless connections are available in 100 percent of rural America,' said the chairwoman.
From 2010 to 2020, a 10.9 percent growth in broadband penetration drove .04 percent increase in GDP, the study found.
The FCC chairwoman reaffirmed her commitment to net neutrality at a conference on Friday.
'Digital workers can help in the end-to-end automation of business processes by mimicking human behavior.'
The technology has already been used by companies to monitor and make more efficient systems to reduce emissions.
Environmental sustainability in telecom has been a key talking point for Starks.
Conference hears the FCC should seek spectrum bands to open up for unlicensed use.
The Community Reinvestment Act was expanded to include broadband investments in 2016.
A bill would have the Commerce Secretary identify categories of personal data that could harm national security if exported.
FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel advocated for bills that would make better use of spectrum.
Fixed-wireless is hampered by technical issues that make it incomparable to fiber, a report claims.
Understanding the funding impact will 'begin with the NTIA’s mandate to work with community partners.'
'Simple and regular community engagement is needed.'
The FTC released a report that warned about the dangers of AI's use to combat online harms.
UScellular and Ericsson tested 5G connected drones for future applications.
'While the federal government’s infrastructure funding creates unique opportunities, it also exposes challenges that states and tribes must get in...
'We can’t keep overhauling the regulatory structure.'
'We need to recognize that absolutely the time is now. It is neither too soon nor too late.'
Comments were made at the Fiber Connect conference last week.
'North America is forecast to lead the world in 5G subscription penetration in the next five years.'
The coalition will play a crucial role in broadband data as government implements the largest expenditure of broadband funds.
The draft privacy law includes a provision to enhance privacy protections online for children under 17.
Markup of bills comes after much discussion about federal spectrum management.
Fiber networks have a unique capacity to keep broadband prices low for low-income communities, proponents say.
Analyzing ACP enrollment can help the BEAD program solve the 'persisting gap between deployment and subscription.'
A bill introduced by Elizabeth Warren would ban data brokers from selling or transferring location data and health data.
Fiber providers, equipment companies and consultants discussed their work in communities in a session at Fiber Connect
39 states and territories have submitted letters of intent to participate in the NTIA's Internet for All initiative.
Peacock and HBO Max named as potential winners by internet and entertainment industry analysis Laura Martin
As of June 7, 20 states have passed legislation to implement the 988 suicide hotline mandate, according to FCC data.