Internet/Broadband

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

FCC Opens Annual Inquiry on Broadband Deployment

Although the Repack Airwaves Yielding Better Access for Users of Modern Services Act of 2018 (RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018) amends section 13 of the Communications Act of 1934, and requires the Federal Communications Commission, “in the last quarter of

FCC Seeks Applicants for BDAC Disaster Response and Recovery Group

The Federal Communications Commission solicits nominations for membership on a new Disaster Response and Recovery Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Verizon is a 'fiber giant' for 5G, report says

A new report from Cowen declares Verizon as a fiber giant, well positioned to leverage its fiber holdings for its future fixed wireless and 5G plans.

AT&T Suggests FCC Clarify Types of Municipal Regulations, Fees That Prohibit Small Cell Deployment

In its recent Declaratory Ruling, the Federal Communications Commission declared that, with rare exceptions, moratoria on the acceptance, processing, or approval of applications or permits for telecommunications services or facilities violate Sect

The promise and reality of Google Fiber

In the Kansas City region, Austin (TX), and Provo (UT), Google Fiber did something almost too good to be true.

Gatekeepers or Censors? How Tech Manages Online Speech

Apple, Google and Facebook erased from their services many — but not all — videos, podcasts and posts from the right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site. And Twitter left Jones’s posts untouched.

Free Speech Scholars to Alex Jones: You’re Not Protected

Not long after several of the country’s biggest tech firms — Apple, Facebook and Google — kicked the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones off their various online platforms, Jones’s allies complained that he had been deprived of his First Amendment righ

Is the Trump administration's re-killing of net neutrality a big deal?

The Federal Communications Commission has already repealed net neutrality, but the Trump administration can't leave it there. It also wants the Supreme Court to remove a ruling that upheld the controversial Obama-era rules. Is this a big deal?

CBO Scores ACCESS BROADBAND Act

The ACCESS BROADBAND Act (H.R.

Obtaining indirect internet access: An examination how reasons for internet non-use relate to proxy internet use

As participation in society becomes largely dependent on use of internet-enabled technologies, internet non-users may seek alternative ways of using the internet.