Karl Bode

Locally Run ISPs Offer the Fastest Broadband in America

A new PCMag 1study once again highlights how community-run internet service providers (ISPs) offer better, faster broadband than their private sector counterparts. All told, six of the ten fastest ISPs were either directly run by a local community

Killing Net Neutrality Rules Did Far More Harm Than You Probably Realize

We've noted repeatedly that the repeal of network neutrality did far more than just kill popular net neutrality rules.

Wireless Carriers Make It Clear: You’re Going to Pay More For 5G

With all of the hype surrounding fifth-generation (5G) wireless, there’s one subject wireless carriers haven’t talked as much about: how much this amazing new connectivity is going to cost you.

The White House is using fuzzy math to justify net neutrality veto

On April 8, the White House promised to veto the Save the Internet Act — a bill designed to restore network neutrality protections and undo the Federal Communications Commission’s unpopular 2017 decision to repeal them.

No One Trusts Big Telecom to Build a Better Broadband Access Map

After spending the better part of the last decade fighting against more accurate broadband mapping data, the broadband industry recently proclaimed the sector was now “leading the charge” for better data.

Some Democrats Are Ready to Water Down Their Own Net Neutrality Bill

Democratic lawmakers continue to push their new network neutrality bill through Congress, but there’s signs that several members of the party are already eager to water down the proposal. During March 12 hearings on the proposal in the House Commu

Broadband 'Zero Rating' Actually Costs Customers More, Study Finds

The concept of “zero rating”—or the process of an internet service provider exempting certain content from broadband usage caps—has been controversial for several years now.

5G can’t fix America’s broadband problems

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said he sees fifth-generation wireless (5G) becoming a “fixed broadband replacement product” within the next three to five years, providing consumers with faster speeds than most existing cable and DSL connections. 

It's Now Clear None of the Supposed Benefits of Killing Net Neutrality Are Real

In the months leading up to the Federal Communications Commission assault on net neutrality, big telecom and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told anybody who’d listen that killing net neutrality would 

Remember When Chairman Pai Said Killing Net Neutrality Would Boost Network Investment? About That...

You'll recall that one of the top reasons for killing popular network neutrality rules was that they had somehow supposedly crushed broadband industry network investment.  You'll be shocked to learn this purported boon in investment isn't happenin