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Gov Cuomo Attacked NY’s Largest Cable Company. Its Channels Ignored the News.

It would have seemed to be the perfect made-for-local-TV moment: a reporter’s hard-nosed questions about potential corruption allegations eliciting an angry rebuke from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Full coverage to follow, right?

Working to overcome digital divide

With too many students in too many places falling into the homework gap, we need to upgrade the E-Rate program by extending the school classroom to the school bus.

Captive Audience: How Companies Make Millions Charging Prisoners to Send An Email

Prisons are notoriously low-tech places. But urged on by privately owned companies, like JPay, facilities across the country are adding e-messaging, a rudimentary form of email that remains disconnected from the larger web.

USDA Invests $97 Million in Rural Broadband Infrastructure to Improve Service for 22,000 Subscribers in 11 States

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states (Arizona, Iowa, Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming)

How the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee Could Shape Cities’ Digital Future

In July 2018, the 30 members of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee gathered at the Federal Communications Commission to develop and agree to debate new model state and local laws for broadband deployment.

Lobbyists and location stymie rural America's quest for broadband

Some 39 percent of rural Americans lack access to broadband Internet. Rural communities tend to be less profitable for broadband service providers, since a smaller number of customers spread over a larger geographical area prevents economies of sc

FCC Seeks Comment on NTCA Petition for Temporary Waiver from Lifeline Minimum Service Standards

The Federal Communications Commission seeks comment on the Petition for Temporary Waiver filed by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA). NTCA, on behalf of its members and similarly situated operators, requests a temporary waiver from the

Profiles of Monopoly: Big Cable & Telecom

For years, national cable and telecom companies have complained that they work in a tough industry because “

FCC Chairman Pai Eyes Rural Broadband Fix

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told a group of House members he acknowledges shortfalls with the subsidy arrangements for rural telecom carriers.

FCC Seeks Comment on the State of Fixed Broadband Competition

The Federal Communications Commission seeks information and data for the Commission’s analysis of fixed broadband competition as required by RAY BAUM’S Act of 2018.