Universal Broadband

Chairman Pai Remarks at Farm Foundation/USDA Summit

[Speech] It’s no secret that I’m a native of small-town Kansas. I know how great it is to grow up in rural America.

2018 Charles Benton Digital Equity Award

If there’s anything that coming to a gathering like Net Inclusion really brings home, it is that addressing inequity is the responsibility of everyone in the community. None of us can solve a problem like digital inclusion working on our own.

FCC Delays are Keeping Broadband from Rural School Kids

Under the Trump administration, rural schools requesting funding for broadband expansion have faced record delays and denials, according to the non-profit EducationSuperHighway, which works to get schools connected to the internet.

Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Conference

[Speech] We’re working to ensure that the Internet is open, secure and providing the maximum benefits to the American people. But this administration also understands that we must connect all Americans to truly unlock the promise of the Internet.

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

More than 24 million Americans, or about 8 percent of the country, who don’t have access to high-speed internet, according to the Federal Communications Commission—and that’s a conservative estimate.

Stuck in the ‘dial-up’ age

Steve McCloud’s farm is in a black hole on the Kansas prairie. On the map, the Harvey County farm is connected to the superhighway of information that has become a necessity in today’s society.

Date/Location Details: 

Federal Communications Commission

Date: 
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 09:00

At this meeting, the BDAC will consider reports and recommendations from its working groups, including the Model Code for Municipalities working group and the Model Code for States working group. In addition, the BDAC will continue its discussions on how to accelerate the deployment of broadband by reducing and/or removing regulatory barriers to infrastructure investment. This agenda may be modified at the discretion of the BDAC Chair and the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).



CLIC Strongly Rebukes FCC BDAC Process and Outcome

In a strongly-worded letter submitted on April 12, 2018, CLIC has communicated to the Federal Communications Commission its deep concerns regarding the selection process and associated restrictive outcomes of its Broadband Deployment Advisory Coun

Sen. Tina Smith Introduces Bill to Deploy Broadband to Unserved Rural and Tribal Communities

Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) introduced legislation—the Community Connect Grant Program Act—to establish the U.S.

Commissioner Clyburn Remarks before the American Library Association

Broadband investment is critical infrastructure investment, which increasingly determines which city, town, or Tribal nation, thrives or not.