Digital Divide

The gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology, and those with very limited or no access at all.

The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Report: How Do You Politicize a Statistical Report?

[Commentary] Until recently, the Federal Communications Commission dutifully provided statistics, perhaps framed in ways to support a policy objective. But until now, not one statistical report included a partisan jab. Despite lots of blabber abou

NYC blasts broadband competition shortage as it pursues suit against Verizon

More than two-thirds of New York City's 3.1 million households have just one or two broadband providers offering service to their homes, according to a new "Truth in Broadband" report issued by the city government.

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

More than 24 million Americans, or about 8 percent of the country, who don’t have access to high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission—and that’s a conservative estimate.

Stuck in the ‘dial-up’ age

Steve McCloud’s farm is in a black hole on the Kansas prairie. On the map, the Harvey County farm is connected to the superhighway of information that has become a necessity in today’s society.

Commissioner Clyburn Remarks before the American Library Association

Broadband investment is critical infrastructure investment, which increasingly determines which city, town, or Tribal nation, thrives or not.

When it comes to Broadband, Millennials Vote with their Feet

[Commentary] If you just look at overall numbers, our population seems to be behaving just like they did in the industrial age – moving to cities where jobs and people are concentrated. Rural areas that lag in broadband connectivity and digital li

Rural Population Grows in Counties with a Lower 'Digital Divide'

[Commentary] When they live in remote rural areas, millennials are more likely to reside in a county that has better digital access.

How healthy is the Internet?

This report features global insights and perspectives across five issues: Privacy and security, Openness, Digital inclusion, Web literacy and Decentralization. How healthy is the Internet? In most cases it’s not a simple question.

Chairman Pai Visits Arkansas to Push Rural Internet

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, who said his top priority is closing the digital divide in rural America, was close to ground zero of that divide in Arkansas on April 7.

What the FCC Can Do to "Stay Woke" and Build a legacy of Advancing Civil Rights in the Digital Age

[Commentary] As we remember the 50th Anniversary of the silencing of Dr.