Kim Hart

Big Telecom's sweet summer of revenge

After years of frustration that Silicon Valley companies seemed to get special treatment in Washington, telecommunications giants are finally (re)gaining the upper hand.

Cities track citizens' sentiment through social media

Monitoring social media feeds is a common practice for major brands and companies trying to keep up with consumer sentiment and tastes.

Faster internet is coming, but only for a few

Broadband technologies are getting better and faster — but access to them is still concentrated in metro areas and suburbs, leaving vast swaths of the country with marginal service or nothing at all. Benefits of the broadband advances are mostly g

The dangers of over-hyping 5G

5G mania has swept the wireless industry, regulators and tech enthusiasts — but the hype may be getting ahead of the market demand for it.

Internet companies spend billions to get people connected

The world’s biggest tech companies are spending billions of dollars on projects to get more people around the world connected to the internet. Facebook is in talks to develop an underwater data cable ring around Africa.

Government shutdown halts FCC device approvals

The Federal Communications Commission — the agency tasked with authorizing new devices using radio frequencies — is on furlough along with the rest of the federal government. In addition to product authorizations, other suspended activities includ

The "homework gap": 12 million schoolchildren lack internet

The "homework gap" affects 12 million U.S. school-age kids. By the numbers:

Electricity 2.0: Small cities rush to innovate on Wi-Fi

Some less-populated areas may technically have internet, but it's slower satellite, or DSL service delivered over old copper phone lines.

What the government is doing on internet access

The federal government's efforts to provide ubiquitous internet access have had varying levels of success.

President Trump's Big Tech Contradictions

President Donald Trump said his administration is looking seriously at antitrust investigations of Google, Facebook and Amazon.