One way we can expand connectivity is promoting more efficient and productive use of underused spectrum. This month, we tackle mid-band spectrum in the 2.5 GHz range. Significant portions of the Educational Broadband Service (EBS) spectrum in thi
The rural broadband gap remains stubbornly wide despite the billions of dollars in federal subsidies paid out to large internet service providers.
The Federal Communications Commission is making big changes in US communications policy, including setting the stage for deployment of 5G wireless networks, working to ensure availability in broadband services in rural America, and paring back outdated media regulations — all while reforming its processes and structure.
Some of the most insidious security breaches by any adversary into US infrastructure, organizations and networks go undetected. It is the mission of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) to lead a whole-of-nation counterintelligence and security effort – all of US Government, and the US private sector – to protect against penetrations of our government, information networks, and academia, by foreign and other adversaries.
What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness? What if that policy might either empower citizens and consumers, or burden them? And what if the decision on that policy sparked a frenzy of legislative proposals, judicial challenges, and citizen outrage, all across the country?
To date, more than 50% of Americans have cut landline phone service, and roughly half of U.S. adults now own tablet computers. Time spent with online video exceeds 1.25 hours per day, on average, for U.S. adults, and seven-in-ten Americans are social media users.
The broadband ecosystem has rapidly evolved over the last two decades. Consumer technologies have advanced, online activities have expanded, connectivity has improved, and the power of internet giants has grown. Privacy rights and preserving an Open Internet are on consumers’ minds.