Internet/Broadband

Coverage of how Internet service is deployed, used and regulated.

Sponsor: 

Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure

House Committee on Small Business

Date: 
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:00

Access to reliable high speed broadband is a critical issue for small businesses, especially in rural communities that are still unserved.  However, more accurate broadband maps are needed to direct federal funds to small rural carriers who seek to serve the most remote parts of America.  Improved granularity and an opportunity for communities to challenge the accuracy of broadband maps are needed to build broadband networks out to the 19 million Americans on the dark side of the digital divide.



Vermont Governor Signs Broadband Bill

Gov. Phil Scott (R-VT) signed into law H.513, saying it "increases funding to the Connectivity Initiative, which provides access to internet services in unserved or underserved areas.

USTelecom: Fixing Carrier Data Only Solves Part of the Broadband Mapping Problem; We Know How to Solve the Other Part

As the Federal Communications Commission gets set to address inadequacies with the way broadband availability data is collected from service providers, USTelecom is warning that those efforts are only part of the solution to broadband mapping prob

Ajit Pai tries to kill San Francisco’s attempt to spur broadband competition

The Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to preempt a San Francisco city ordinance that was designed to promote broadband competition in multi-unit buildings. San Francisco's 

CBO Scores Broadband Interagency Coordination Act

The Broadband Interagency Coordination Act of 2019 (S.1294) would require the Federal Communication Commission, Department of Agriculture, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to enter into an interagency agreement to

Why We Can't Forget Cost When Discussing Broadband Mapping

Broadband deployment is important. But deployment is just one piece of the digital divide. Another crucial piece of the puzzle: the cost of broadband service. Policymakers can’t afford to leave out the collection of pricing data.

The fight to control Africa’s digital revolution

All over Africa, the double-edged nature of digital technology is becoming increasingly apparent. On the face of it, an internet shutdown in Africa seems less noteworthy than one in Europe, China or North America, where the use of online technolog

Starry aims to bring its $50, 200Mbps broadband to 25 more US states

Starry, a wireless home Internet provider, says it has acquired enough spectrum to offer service to 40 million households in more than 25 US states.

YouTube under federal investigation over allegations it violates children’s privacy

Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission is in the late stages of an investigation into YouTube for allegedly violating children’s privacy, in a probe that threatens the company with a potential fine and already has prompted the tech giant to reev