Internet/Broadband

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

States Push Back After Net Neutrality Repeal

Lawmakers in at least six states, including California and New York, have introduced bills in recent weeks that would forbid internet providers to block or slow down sites or online services.

FCC plan to lower broadband standards is met with “Mobile Only Challenge”

Broadband consumer advocates have launched a "Mobile Only Challenge" to show US regulators that cellular data should not be considered an adequate replacement for home Internet service.

Online giants must accept responsibility for impacts on the physical world

[Commentary] While we’re engaging in a new assessment of technology’s transformative impacts, no one should leave aside tech’s most physically enormous influence: its big role in reshaping the nation’s urban geography.

The History of Net Neutrality In 13 Years -- Part I

I keep being asked by people “Harold, can you please summarize the last 20 years of net neutrality for me while I stand on one foot?” Usually I answer: “do not do unto other packets what you find hateful for your favorite bitstream.

We Used Broadband Data We Shouldn’t Have — Here’s What Went Wrong

Over the summer, FiveThirtyEight published two stories on broadband internet access in the US that were based on a data set made public by academic researchers who had acquired data from Catalist, a well-known political data firm.

How Democrats Can Win by Losing on Net Neutrality

On the issue of network neutrality, Democratic Senators are planning to use the Congressional Review Act, or CRA to force a vote in Congress on the issue.

Net Neutrality Repeal Lingers Over CES Despite Pai's Absence

Walking through the display floor aisles at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the surrounding hotels and casinos, it's easy to get swept up in the sheer number of companies that have made the pilgrimage to Sin City to provide attendees of the Co

Defining Success in the FCC's Connect America Fund Phase II Auction

[Commentary] If some areas end up with no winning bidder, does that mean the Federal Communications Commission's Connect America Fund Phase II auction is a failure?

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Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Date: 
Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:00 to 16:00

Just as broadband access plays a critical role in our lives, access to broadband has become critically essential in community development—education and workforce development, health, housing, small business development and access to financial services. The ability to access the internet is an important tool for workers to use to find and keep jobs in both urban and rural markets. Broadband access lags in many population segments, including low-income and rural communities.



Supporting President Trump’s Vision for Expanding Broadband in Rural America

Recently, President Donald Trump attended the American Farm Bureau Federation's Annual Convention in Nashville (TN) to announce the recommendations of the interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity.