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E-Rate Gets Rural Schools Online. Will It Survive President Trump's FCC?

Earlier in 2017, AZ officials announced a plan they say could harness more than $100 million in federal funds to bring broadband internet connections to schools and libraries across the state.

US-Backed Efforts to Promote Openness and Democracy Are At Risk in the Age of Trump

Years before Donald Trump took over the government, secure digital communication tools including Signal and Tor have been receiving substantial funding from a perhaps surprising source: the US taxpayer.

Why 2017 Will Be A Huge Year For Telecom And Media Mergers

A combination of political transition, economic forces, and good timing may spark a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications and media industries in 2017.

Can Technology Save Democracy?

In 2015, shortly after Donald Trump announced that he was running for president, polls found that only 19% of Americans trusted the government “always” or “most of the time.” (The survey has not been repeated, but presumably, the numbers have not

Net Neutrality Lite? The FCC May Reduce, Not Repeal, Open Internet Order

Many in the media are already writing the epitaph for net neutrality in the Trump era.

What’s The Fate Of Data Privacy In The Trump Era?

With every change in power, especially in the social media era, questions are raised about the new US president’s commitment to privacy rights. Here are some of the biggest things to look out for:

America’s Digital Lifeline Is On Life Support

As the CEO of Connecting for Good, a nonprofit in Kansas City, Esselman helps several thousand households at low-income housing projects in the city get free access to the internet.

Here’s How The FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Might Be Throttled Under Trump

President-elect Donald Trump hasn’t commented publicly on the issue of network neutrality since his election, nor has he indicated who he’d nominate to fill Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler’s position or another open commissi

How Hackers Could Jam 911 Emergency Calls

In recent years, people have become more aware of a type of cyberattack called "denial-of-service," in which websites are flooded with traffic—often generated by many computers hijacked by a hacker and acting in concert with each other.

Can President Obama's Tech Legacy Survive President Trump?

Over the last eight years, President Barack Obama has upended the way the executive branch of government interacts with technology.