Public entities like the Federal Communications Commission and state legislatures are supposed to look after the common good.
[Commentary] On Thursday, December 14, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on a proposal to abolish net neutrality.
[Commentary] The high rate of rural hospital closures is one factor driving the increasing interest in telemedicine, which uses high speed internet services to connect patients with healthcare providers.
[Commentary] Advocates who say local governments and utility cooperatives should have more freedom to provide broadband in underserved areas scored two legislative victories this spring.
[Commentary] Universal Service funding that is supposed to spur broadband development in rural America is padding the bottom line for incumbents who provide lousy service.
[Commentary] A proposal from a former Federal Communications Commission staffer would destabilize rural America’s broadband infrastructure and discourage investment.
[Commentary] Here’s a five-step system to create portable consumer subsidies for broadband:
Broadband planners and supporters in Missouri and Tennessee say that legislative battles for publicly owned broadband have reached the tipping point this week.
Legislation proposed in Virginia and Missouri would tighten the noose that restricts local governments from creating broadband options.
[Commentary] Americans may be split in national politics, but when the topic is broadband, voters of all persuasions are supporting fewer restrictions on community-sponsored networks.