Digital Divide

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

Rep Khanna Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Study Effects of Broadband on the Economy

Reps Ro Khanna (D-CA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Ryan Costello (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan bill, the Measuring the Economic Impact of Broadband Act, to require the Bureau of Economic Analysis to conduct a study of the eff

The Los Angeles Community Broadband Project

In late 2013, Los Angeles City Council began a push for a citywide Wi-Fi network at no cost to citizens.

How the Internet Is Changing Life for the World’s Poorest People

[Commentary]  One of the internet’s most important qualities is that it slashes transaction costs to a bare minimum.

'Closing The Digital Divide': Connecting The Least Connected In Texas

The Texas-Mexico border is one of the least connected in the US.  A map from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas shows border counties bathed in bright red, meaning less than 60 percent have home access.

FCC Updates And Modernizes National Broadband Map

As it works to close the digital divide, the Federal Communications Commission has updated and modernized its National Broadband Map so the map can once again be a key source of broadband deployment information for consumers, policymakers, researc

President Trump: Broadband Buildout Situation 'Intolerable'

President Donald Trump took issue with the speed of broadband buildouts to rural American and to anchor institutions, calling it an "intolerable" situation, though suggesting as with many other things that it was a problem he had inherited. In the

Groups Mass Against Lifeline Changes

The Federal Communications Commission is getting major pushback on its vote to revamp the Lifeline communications subsidy program.

Remarks Of Jay Schwarz, Wireline Advisor To FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, At The 2018 Utilities Broadband Workshop Of The Utilities Technology Council

Utilities—who are already everywhere; who have already connected this nation once with electricity—have an important role to play in the coming connected future.  I’m here today because we are every bit as excited about the prospect of utilities b

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Regional Smart Cities Forum

The Federal Communications Commission should create more incentives for companies to deploy service over fixed and mobile wireless networks to undercapitalized communities. One way we can do this, is by making wireless spectrum available through a

Opening Remarks Of Chairman Ajit Pai At The National Congress Of American Indians Executive Council Winter Session

Increasing access to broadband and other telecommunications services in rural areas, including on Tribal lands, has been one of my top priorities. The good news is that the percentage of Americans living on Tribal lands who lack access to high-spe