Platform giants need to meet the public interest standard, just like broadcast media.
Maybe the answer to fixing social media isn’t trying to change companies with business models built around products that hijack our attention, and instead work to create a less toxic alternative. Nonprofit public media is part of the answer.
Media coverage of the 2020 Democratic presidential campaigns began in earnest well over a year ago — but it is not providing citizens with the news and information we need in order to cast informed ballots.
I’ve always believed that when we invest in our infrastructure, including improved access to broadband, we invest in opportunity for every American.
- Digital deserts exist, more so in rural areas.
- The urban-rural access divide is sizeable and still persists.
The digital divide is not exclusively or even most significantly a rural problem. Three times as many households in urban areas remain unconnected as in rural areas.
Tech companies may have found their most formidable opponents: state attorneys general.
Wi-Fi officially launched 20 years ago, on September 15, 1999. There are many ways in which Wi-Fi might not have become ubiquitous, and instead HomeRF (home radio frequency) remained a competing standard.