Internet/Broadband

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

NCTA Pushes FCC for Opt-Out Electronic Notifications

Cable operator Internet service providers have been pushing hard against an opt-in regime for sharing user data with third parties, but there is another opt-in regime they are concerned about avoiding.

The BROWSER Act: A privacy misstep

[Commentary] Like the network neutrality debate, the privacy debate has been hijacked by noise rather than analysis, filling the zeitgeist with several misconceptions about the state of American privacy law.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for June Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017:

Lifeline Connects Coalition Expresses Concern with USAC Plan for Lifeline Eligibility

The Lifeline Connects Coalition spoke with staff at the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau on May 26, 2017 to discuss the Universal Service Administrative Company’s (USAC) current plan to require Lifeline subscribers t

FCC Addresses E-rate, Rural Healthcare Petitions

The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau released a Public Notice on May 31, 2017 granting, denying and dismissing various petitions related to actions taken by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) on the

Flawed Study Flunks Test on Municipal Broadband

As with many past industry-supported attacks on municipal broadband, it will take some time for interested readers to dig into the details of the University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Christopher Yoo’s study and fully understand its stre

Communities, Not Telcos, Should Define Success of Municipal Broadband Networks

Too often, reports on the feasibility of municipal broadband networks in smaller markets are sponsored by large telecom companies with a financial stake in the game.

Telecommunication Policies May Have Unintended Health Care Consequences

[Commentary] Reverting back to a voluntary approach to network neutrality potentially threatens the well-being of many people, particularly those at risk for health disparities due to low income or rural residency.

To kill net neutrality rules, FCC says broadband isn’t “telecommunications”

To make sure the network neutrality rollback survives court challenges, newly appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai must justify his decision to redefine broadband less than three years after the previous change.

Why you should support net neutrality

[Commentary] Amid the raucous political debate, there is a critical issue many are overlooking: the threat to network neutrality.