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Chairman Pai Blog: Setting the Standard for Rural Connectivity

  • Over the past several months, the Federal Communications Commission has been reviewing our testing procedures for measuring whether carriers receiving support from our Connect America Fund high cost program are building networks that meet the

NTIA Releases New Broadband Availability Map Pilot for Policymakers

In 2018, Congress asked NTIA to develop a National Broadband Availability Map to determine which parts of the country remain unconnected.

FCC Commissioners Reaction to Net Neutrality Decision

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai: "Today’s decision is a victory for consumers, broadband deployment, and the free and open Internet.

Chairman Pai Appoints Evan Swarztrauber As Policy Advisor

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that Evan Swarztrauber has joined his office as a Policy Advisor. Swarztrauber starts Sept 30 in his new role and replaces Nathan Leamer, who recently left the FCC.

2019 Internet Hall of Fame Inuctees Announced

Eleven individuals hailing from six countries around the world, including Peru, Japan, Brazil, Netherlands, Togo and the US, are being inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their pioneering and visionary contributions to the Internet’s globa

FCC Seeks Comment on Bidding Procedures for 3.5 GHz Auction

The Federal Communications Commission voted to seek comment on proposed application and bidding procedures for the auction of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3650 MHz portion of the 3.5 GHz Band.

FCC Invests $950 Million to Improve Broadband in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands

The Federal Communications Commission approved $950 million in funding to improve, expand, and harden communications networks in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

Sen Durbin, Maloney Introduce Bicameral Bill To Increase Access To Broadband Service For Low-Income Americans

Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) introduced a bicameral bill that would increase access to broadband service for low-income urban and rural Americans.  The Promoting Access to Broadband Act would help states inc

Rep. McNerney Introduces Legislation to Close the Digital Divide

Rep Jerry McNerney (D-CA-09) introduced HR 4486, the Digital Equity Act of 2019, along with his colleagues Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-03) and Rep Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY-09), Vice-Chair of the House Commerce Committee.

Department of Commerce Budget Advances in Senate

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) approved a $70.833 billion funding bill to support law enforcement, economic prosperity, scientific research, space exploration, and other national pr