Research

Abuses of the Federal Notice-and-Comment Rulemaking Process

After the Federal Communications Commission received nearly 24 million comments in the course of just one rulemaking proceeding in 2017 and its website crashed due to the volume of comments submitted simultaneously, the Permanent Subcommittee on I

Worst Connected Cities 2018

In 221 large and medium-size US cities, according to the latest data from the US Census, at least 30% of all households still lacked a wireline broadband connection in 2018. They are NDIA’s Worst Connected Cities of 2018.

The classroom connectectivity gap is now closed

Ninety-nine percent of America’s schools now have high-speed broadband connections capable of providing enough bandwidth to enable their students and teachers to use technology in the classroom.

CBO Scores Broadband DATA Act

The Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability Act (S. 1822) would require the Federal Communications Commission to collect detailed data twice a year on the availability of broadband internet access services.

Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

Federal data continues to show tribal lands are the least connected areas of the country.

State Net Neutrality

The first years of the Trump Administration have seen a resurgence in state telecommunications regulation—driven not by state institutional concerns, but by policy disagreements over net neutrality.

Who Gets Access to Fast Broadband in Los Angeles?

As consolidation in the US residential broadband market continues, there is concern that that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are “cherry-picking” areas for upgrades to fast broadband services.  This policy brief examines this question for Los A

Americans and Digital Knowledge

A new Pew Research Center survey finds that Americans’ understanding of technology-related issues varies greatly depending on the topic, term or concept. Some findings: