Research

The Media Democracy Agenda: The Strategy and Legacy of FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps

This report, part history, and part strategy playbook, examines the tactics and policy priorities of former-Commissioner Michael J. Copps during his 10 years at the FCC.

To and Through Anchors: A Strategy to Connect Rural Communities

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition released a new cost study and broadband strategy focused on rural broadband deployment. The cost study estimates that it will cost less than $20 billion to connect all unserved schools, libra

Public Comments to the Federal Communications Commission About Net Neutrality Contain Many Inaccuracies and Duplicates

Network neutrality regulations underpin the digital lives of many Americans, yet it is challenging to survey the public on such an inherently complex and technical subject.

About one-in-five adult Twitter users in the US follow Trump. More follow Obama.

President Donald Trump is a prolific Twitter user, using the social media site to promote his policies and criticize his opponents.

Can competition-enhancing regulation bridge the quality divide in Internet provision?

There is a growing divide in Internet quality of service (QoS) between developed and developing countries.

US public has little confidence in social media companies to determine offensive content

Americans have complicated views about the role social media companies should play in removing offensive content from their platforms. A sizable majority of U.S.

Ookla US Speed Test: As 5G dawns, US mobile download speeds jump, uploads stay slow

No matter how you look at it, mobile network performance has improved in the US thus far in 2019. In Q1-Q2 2019, the US ranked 40th in the world for mean download speed over mobile, which positions the country between Spain and Saudi Arabia.

Verification of Mobile Wireless Service in Puerto Rico Post Hurricane Maria

The Universal Service Administrative Company used airborne drones to measure mobile wireless coverage in Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria.

Worldwide broadband speed league 2019

Tracking broadband speed measurements in 207 countries and territories across multiple 12-month periods has allowed us to generate an overall average speed for the globe and to see how this number changes over time.

The FCC's rural infrastructure auction: What is hidden in the weeds?

Examines reverse auction designed by the Federal Communications Commission to fund deployment of broadband infrastructure in high-cost, mainly rural areas.