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How rural America is turning into a digital desert

A Q&A with Mark Muro, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and lead author of the 2017 report "Digitalization and the American Workfo

The local, national and global fight over 5G infrastructure

The whole multitrillion dollar promise of 5G — millions of jobs and new businesses — is just a pipe dream without infrastructure.

Why the race to 5G is a bet on a multi-trillion dollar economic impact

The next generation of wireless technology, 5G, could be a huge deal. The speed — and the number of devices that can be connected — could spawn new businesses we haven't even thought of yet.

The Federal Reserve is taking on the digital divide

A Q&A with Jeremy Hegle, a senior community development adviser for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank is trying convince businesses that the digital divide is their problem, too. He said:

Why are tech companies suddenly pushing a federal online privacy law?

A Q&A with Cecilia Kang, New York Times technology reporter.

Is politics tearing apart the FCC? A retiring commissioner says yes.

A Q&A with Mignon Clyburn, outgoing commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission. 

Why federal regulations don't apply to online political campaign ads

A Q&A with Phil Weiser, a professor of law and telecommunications at the University of Colorado, about the state of online political advertising. 

Could municipal broadband provide another way online if net neutrality rules go away?

A Q&A with Christopher Mitchell, director of Community Broadband Networks for the Institute for Local Self-Reliance. 

Filter Failure: What's the news that's getting buried by the news?

What's the news that's getting buried by the news? A lot, actually. We're taking a look at one major story: media consolidation.

Let's build infrastructure, but we better make it smart

[Commentary] If we just blindly build networks of roads and bridges that are just like the ones we built in the 1950s, we could miss out on opportunities to nurture the autonomous car industry, innovative energy technologies, drone delivery airspa