Universal Broadband

Date/Location Details: 

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Date: 
Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00

The will examine the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the agency’s role in managing federal spectrum and representing U.S. interests with the global internet multistakeholder community. Additionally, the hearing will look at how NTIA is working to deliver a modern National Broadband Map capable of providing better service availability data, along with other major policy issues before NTIA.



Measuring Broadband's (Public) Return on Investment

A Q&A with Ann Treacy of the Blandin Foundation editor of the blog “Blandin on Broadband”

Gov Sununu (R-NH) signs broadband infrastructure bill into law

Gov Chris Sununu (R-NH) signed a bill this that supporters say will improve high-speed Internet access in rural areas like the Monadnock Region.

CBO Scores the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 (S 2343)

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act (S.

Statement of Commissioner Clyburn on ISP Broadband Affordability Data

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Chairman Pai Proposes Funding Increase for Rural Health Care Program

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Crown Castle Suggests FCC Use Preemption Authority to Remove Barriers to Broadband Deployment

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Comcast drops bid for “gigabit” tax cut that was created for Google Fiber

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If we want better broadband, more research needs to come first

[Commentary] Maps that accurately illustrate broadband coverage are needed to help direct both public and private sector efforts to areas without sufficient access.

DC Must Help Close Rural Digital Divide

In a recent spending bill, Congress made $600 million available for additional broadband deployment to America’s rural areas.