Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

Filtering Out the Bots: What Americans Actually Told the FCC About Net Neutrality Repeal

In the leadup to the Federal Communications Commission's historic vote in Dec 2017 to repeal all network neutrality protections, 22 million comments were filed to the agency.

Fiber Damage Vexes Verizon After Hurricane Michael

Hurricane Michael has caused such extensive damage to the fiber that underpins Verizon's wireless network that it has stymied the carrier’s efforts to restore service to parts of the hardest-hit areas of the Florida Panhandle.

FCC Chairman Pai Wants to Tweak Tribal Broadband Order

In a letter to New Mexico lawmakers, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that a tribal broadband order approved in 2018 wrongly cuts out certain tribal telecom companies in that state.

Tech policy and the midterm elections

Voters in elections tend to focus on topline policy issues such as the economy and health care, not tech policy, which enjoys considerable bipartisan agreement and offers little opportunity to highlight differences with opponents.

Made and Distributed in the USA: Online Disinformation

There's been a shift in the flow of online disinformation, falsehoods meant to mislead and inflame.

Internet Connectivity Seen as Having Positive Impact on Life in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced dramatic gains in internet use in recent years.

Discount Internet Guidebook

This guidebook has a twofold purpose.

Chairman Pai's 5G plans make it harder for small ISPs to deploy broadband

The Federal Communications Commission is changing the rules for an upcoming spectrum auction in a way that will make it harder for small carriers to buy spectrum for deploying rural broadband.

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Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join BroadbandUSA for an overview of federal funding options to support increasing broadband access in communities across the United States. Learn about recent program and policy updates from officials representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Chairman Pai Remarks at International Regulators Forum in Mexico City

Closing the digital divide is the Federal Communications Commission’s top priority.