Gigabit Citizenship

[Commentary] What does gigabit civic engagement look like? The initial winners of the Charles Benton Next Generation Engagement Award demonstrate not just what “could be” but what “is”.

Fostering digital inclusion in smart cities

Can the “smart” and the “inclusive” come together in a way to make our cities better places to live for everyone? An answer in the affirmative is possible, but not inevitable.

FCC Extends the deadline for filing initial and reply comments in response to the Thirteenth Section 706 Report Notice of Inquiry

By this Order, the Wireline Competition Bureau and Wireless Telecommunications Bureau extend the deadline for filing initial and reply comments in response to the Thirteenth Section 706 Report Notice of Inquiry until September 21, 2017 and October

Smartphones help blacks, Hispanics bridge some – but not all – digital gaps with whites

Blacks and Hispanics remain less likely than whites to own a traditional computer or have high-speed internet at home, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in fall 2016.

Broadband Infrastructure Alone Does Not Bridge the Digital Divide

[Commentary] Broadband infrastructure is only a prerequisite for adequate digital inclusion, not a sustainable solution in itself.

Broadband Redlining Complaint Filed Against AT&T at FCC

Attorney Daryl Parks has filed a formal Federal Communications Commission complaint against AT&T on behalf of three African American low-income residents of Cleveland (OH) alleging digital redlining.

Lack of broadband hurts higher education in rural areas

The lack of high-speed internet services in many rural areas is one of the challenges hindering Florida’s efforts to increase college degrees and spur economic development, a new report shows.

Seattle Increases Financial Commitment to 20-Year-Old Digital Equity Program

Seattle is upping its financial contribution to a program that for the past 20 years has helped community groups provide technology, as well as the skills needed to use technology, to residents who are traditionally underserved and often left behi

FCC faces backlash for saying Americans might not need fast home Internet

American Internet users are telling the Federal Communications Commission that mobile broadband is not a full replacement for fast home Internet service.

The Economic Benefits of Ubiquitous Broadband: Why Invest in Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption?

[Commentary] How much is being lost in economic benefits because fixed broadband connectivity is not ubiquitous?