Internet/Broadband

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

Sen Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 election ready to take on Big Tech

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) joined the 2020 Democratic race, separating herself from the pack by talking up her efforts to take on big tech. “We need to put some digital rules into law when it comes to people’s privacy.

The Internet, Divided Between the US and China, Has Become a Battleground

As China and the West race for 5G dominance, two digital powers with very different approaches to technology are staking out their corners. One side, championed in China, is a digital landscape where mobile payments have replaced cash.

New FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks says digital divide, fighting robocalls among priorities

As a commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, Geoffrey Starks said he hopes to make a leading priority of closing that digital divide — that is, the gulf between those with internet access and those without.

The government is using the wrong data to make crucial decisions about the internet

High-speed internet is not really available where the government says it is.

Modern Regulations for 21st Century Communications Networks

In 1996, Congress required incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) to unbundle and resell portions of their networks to upstart companies at discounted and government-set rates.

FCC Names Commissioner Starks to Joint Boards on Universal Service, Separations

The Federal Communications Commission appoints FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks to serve on the Federal-State Joint Board on Jurisdictional Separations and the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service.

Broadband companies cut capital expenditure despite net neutrality win

The big four US broadband companies invested less in capital projects in 2018 than they did in 2017, undermining one of the rationales for a controversial decision by the Trump administration to remove net neutrality protections. Earnings reported

House Republicans Offer a Trio of Net Neutrality Bills

Republicans signaled that they are offering up at least three versions of legislation that would reimpose network neutrality rules, but without doing so under Title II common carrier regulations they argue are a relic of the monopoly phone days. D

Google Fiber is Leaving Louisville

We’re saying goodbye to Louisville, one of our Fiber cities.