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How Do Teens With Limited Internet Apply to College?

Nowadays, students looking to go to college complete almost the entire application process online: finding schools, sending in application forms and essays, and applying for financial aid, all with the click of a mouse or tap of a screen.

The Main Argument for Rolling Back Net Neutrality Is Pretty Shaky

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s central argument for eliminating network neutrality rules, which he introduced with a plan to “reverse the mistake” of the Obama-era regulations, is that doing so will fire up inve

E-Rate Gets Rural Schools Online. Will It Survive President Trump's FCC?

Earlier in 2017, AZ officials announced a plan they say could harness more than $100 million in federal funds to bring broadband internet connections to schools and libraries across the state.

US-Backed Efforts to Promote Openness and Democracy Are At Risk in the Age of Trump

Years before Donald Trump took over the government, secure digital communication tools including Signal and Tor have been receiving substantial funding from a perhaps surprising source: the US taxpayer.

Why 2017 Will Be A Huge Year For Telecom And Media Mergers

A combination of political transition, economic forces, and good timing may spark a flurry of mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications and media industries in 2017.

Can Technology Save Democracy?

In 2015, shortly after Donald Trump announced that he was running for president, polls found that only 19% of Americans trusted the government “always” or “most of the time.” (The survey has not been repeated, but presumably, the numbers have not

Net Neutrality Lite? The FCC May Reduce, Not Repeal, Open Internet Order

Many in the media are already writing the epitaph for net neutrality in the Trump era.

What’s The Fate Of Data Privacy In The Trump Era?

With every change in power, especially in the social media era, questions are raised about the new US president’s commitment to privacy rights. Here are some of the biggest things to look out for: