Internet/Broadband

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

Broadband's Impact: A Brief Literature Review

Broadband and the digital applications it makes possible are impacting residents, businesses, and governments alike.

Universal broadband: New York City announces search for partners

The Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer in New York City recently released a request for information (RFI) to gather input from industry experts on the city’s plan to provide universal broadband, connecting every resident and business i

Charter brags about big speed boost—after saying Title II stalled investment

Charter Communications is really excited to tell you about all its new broadband network investments. "Increasing Flagship Broadband Speeds; Giving Customers More For Less," is the title of the company's latest announcement on this topic.

From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

The receding ice has opened new passageways for high-speed internet cables. Point Hope, a gravel spit in northwest Alaska, is along one of the new routes. 

Net Neutrality Rollback Riles Religious Groups

Religious groups are calling on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai not to eliminate the bright-line network neutrality rules, which he has proposed doing at the FCC's Dec. 14 public meeting.

The FCC asked for net neutrality opinions, then rejected most of them

If you heard that the Federal Communications Commission received a staggering 21.7 million comments during its open comment period on its forthcoming net neutrality ruling, you might assume this phenomenon represented democracy in action.

AT&T wants you to forget that it blocked FaceTime over cellular in 2012

AT&T recently said  the company has never blocked third-party applications and that it won't do so even after the rules are gone.

Comcast to customers: Just trust us about changed net neutrality pledges

Comcast is defending its changed net neutrality pledges in the face of criticism from Internet users.

First-time internet users: Who they are and what they do when they get online

Decades after internet access became widely available, Pew Research Center surveys show that about a tenth of American adults (12%) remain offline. But what happens when some of them take the plunge and connect?

FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality. Congress Will Pay the Price

Voters know Republicans in Congress are the only ones who can stop Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.  If enough Republicans tell Chairman Pai to stop, he will likely back down.