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Chairman Pai’s policies harm Internet users, Commissioner Clyburn says on exit from FCC

As Mignon Clyburn left the Federal Communications Commission, the longtime telecommunications regulator worried that the FCC is abandoning its "prime directive" of protecting consumers.

Facebook's Terragraph hopes to replace fiber broadband beginning with 2019 trials

Facebook’s plan to connect neighborhoods and businesses wirelessly, known as Terragraph, will begin field trials in 2019 using 60GHz technology from Qualcomm.

In rural America, digital divide slows a vital path for telemedicine

[Commentary] Telemedicine — the delivery of health care services using communications technology — can be a critical tool for making Americans healthier.

Farm Bill's Demise a Hit to Rural Broadband

The House of Representatives failed to pass a massive farm bill as Republicans were unable to shore up support from their conservative members. The 641-page bill addresses a range of issues related to agriculture, such as livestock disaster progra

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen McCaskill Regarding CAF II Auction

On Dec 12, 2017, Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission to urge the FCC to ensure that the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction has sufficient safeguards to ensure a fair auction and prevent waste

Chairman Pai's Response to Senator Tester Regarding the E-Rate Program

On March 13, 2018, Sen Jon Tester (D-MT) and Gov Steve Bullock (D-MT) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to express concerns with FCC regulations that are causing significant delays on certain school broadband projects in

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Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Date: 
Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

The Federal Communications Commission modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage greater build-out of fiber to rural schools and libraries. But the implementation of these policies has been fraught with difficulty, and many E-rate fiber applications requesting Special Construction Charges have been denied. Moderator Brian Davidson, President of Clarity Solutions, Inc., will guide our panel as they walk through the current and future E-rate fiber landscape.



Remarks of Assistant Secretary Redl at the Media Institute Communications Forum Luncheon

As we work to cement our vision of the Internet around the world, we’re also focused on getting everyone in the United States connected.

What Happened to Facebook's Grand Plan to Wire the World?

In 2013 Mark Zuckerberg debuted a bold, humanitarian vision of global internet. It didn’t go as planned—forcing Facebook to reckon with the limits of its own ambition.