Internet/Broadband

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

Comcast asks the FCC to prohibit states from enforcing net neutrality

Comcast met with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's staff the week of Oct 30 in an attempt to prevent states from issuing network neutrality rules.

Comcast Buys Elections To Prevent Competition In Seattle, Fort Collins

This election season, Comcast is once again devoting funds to an investment it considers necessary - influencing elections in Seattle (WA) and Fort Collins (CO).  In Seattle, Comcast and CenturyLink have donated $50,000 to a political action commi

Bipartisan Group of Senators Urge FCC to Ensure Access to Affordable Broadband in Rural Communities

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bipartisan group of thirty-nine Sens in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to ensure its commitment to affordable and reliable broadband for consumers in hardest to reach communities across rural A

The Origin And Evolution Of The Digital Divide

[Commentary] Things have improved in the last 20-plus years: We’ve gone from 15 million people on the internet when I joined the Clinton Administration to 3.5 billion on the internet today worldwide and, in the U.S., we’re 80 to 85 percent connect

Broadband Investment Continued Trending Down in 2016

US broadband providers invested approximately $76.0 billion in network infrastructure in 2016 down from approximately $77.9 billion in 2015 and $78.4 billion in 2014. From 1996 through 2016, the broadband industry has made capital investments tota

WiFi-equipped school buses help students get online

The digital age continues to spark creative developments in education. Wireless gadgets are now commonplace in the typical American classroom.

House Communications Subcommittee Checks in on FirstNet Progress

The House Communications Subcommittee held a hearing checking in on the progress made in the deployment of FirstNet, the first nationwide, interoperable broadband public safety network. Chairman Blackburn kicked things off by highlighting the impo

Google Docs Glitch That Locked Out Users Underscores Privacy Concerns

Google Docs threw some users for a loop when the service suddenly locked them out of their documents for violating Google’s terms of service. The weird part?

House Antitrust Subcommittee Hearing On Network Neutrality

The House Antitrust Subcommittee took a whack at the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules Nov 1, specifically the role of antitrust law in governing broadband access provider conduct. That came as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is e

Remarks of Commissioner Rosenworcel at "Internet Freedom Now: The Future of Civil Rights Depends on Net Neutrality"

Even though our net neutrality policies are now legally viable and wildly popular, the leadership at the Commission wants to revisit Internet openness. It has started a proceeding that tears at the foundation of net neutrality.