Research

To and Through Anchors: A Strategy to Connect Rural Communities

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition released a new cost study and broadband strategy focused on rural broadband deployment. The cost study estimates that it will cost less than $20 billion to connect all unserved schools, libra

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Network neutrality regulations underpin the digital lives of many Americans, yet it is challenging to survey the public on such an inherently complex and technical subject.

The FCC has called out several of Sinclair's sham deal proposals -- but there are many more

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s latest efforts to appease the Federal Communications Commission and get approval for its massive expansion plan don’t seem to have fooled anyone.

CBO Scores Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 (HR 4881) would direct the Federal Communications Commission to establish the Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States and selec

Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump

The 2016 presidential election coincided with substantial shifts in the ways that members of Congress communicated with their constituents online. Democrats expressed political opposition nearly five times as much under President Donald Trump as t

Consumer Preferences Tilting Toward Mobile Broadband

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) commissioned an independent market research survey to determine the preferences of consumers and identify the types of activities consumers engage in when they go online.

Use of mobile devices for news continues to grow, outpacing desktops and laptops

Mobile devices have become one of the most common ways Americans get news, outpacing desktop or laptop computers. Roughly six-in-ten U.S.

Why protecting privacy is a losing game today—and how to change the game

Recent congressional hearings and data breaches have prompted more legislators and business leaders to say the time for broad federal privacy legislation has come.

Activism in the Social Media Age

July 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, which was first coined following the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.

CTIA's The State of Wireless 2018 Report

CTIA’s Annual Wireless Industry Survey finds the industry beginning the transition from 4G to 5G wireless networks with significant growth in cell sites and data-only devices.