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Libraries Advance Digital Inclusion Role With Hotspots

Libraries are a lynchpin for national, state, and local digital inclusion efforts—particularly our 16,500+ public library locations across the country.

Reactions to Sprint/T-Mobile Vote at the FCC

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN): “I have repeatedly raised serious antitrust concerns about the harmful effects of merging T-Mobile and Sprint, two of the four remaining nationwide wireless carriers.

All Over the Broadband Map

What if you held a Congressional hearing and consensus broke out?

Survey Says: Telehealth + Community Broadband = Local Economic Success

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and I teamed up to survey the association’s members.

Digital Divide Policy Enters the National Conversation

The digital divide is a complicated technical and political policy issue in the U.S., with unique urban and rural challenges. Some 2020 candidates are recognizing the importance of the issue and spreading awareness.

2020 Candidates Offer Plans to Extend the Reach of Broadband

Two 2020 presidential candidates released plans for investing in rural America this week. And broadband plays a key role in both.

New Tool Helps Navigate State Broadband Policy

The Pew Charitable Trusts released the State Broadband Policy Explorer - an easily accessible database that contains information

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Net Neutrality Decision

Every Tuesday and Friday morning at 10 am (Eastern), scores of journalists, activists, and lawyers stare at the website of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C.