Op-Ed

What Would Facebook Regulation Look Like? Start With the FCC

Platform giants need to meet the public interest standard, just like broadcast media.

California Will Have an Open Internet

At present, 34 states (and the District of Columbia) have introduced some kind of 

We Need a PBS for Social 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.

Journalists must make the shrinking free press a campaign issue

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.

A Letter From Senator Klobuchar: Investing in Broadband

I’ve always believed that when we invest in our infrastructure, including improved access to broadband, we invest in opportunity for every American.

DSL, the Slowest Technology, Remains the One Most Available in Rural

  • Digital deserts exist, more so in rural areas.
  • The urban-rural access divide is sizeable and still persists.

Cities, not rural areas, are the real Internet deserts

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 yet

Tech companies may have found their most formidable opponents: state attorneys general.

How Wi-Fi Almost Didn’t Happen

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.