Internet/Broadband

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

Little FCC Reforms Can Have Big Benefits for Rural Broadband

In rural America, many grain legs (bucket elevators for moving grain) have small wireless radios attached to them, providing the grain leg’s owner with broadband service.

NCTA Elaborates on its Broadband Mapping Alternative

NCTA-The Internet & Television Association has provided the Federal Communications Commission with some more details about its proposal to improve broadband deployment data, which the FCC collects from carriers to determine if advanced telecom

19 million rural Americans have little or no internet access. Here’s how they hope to change that

The surprising role of the rural co-ops in providing high-speed internet mirrors an important chapter in US history, and sheds light on the financial challenges of connecting rural America, where residents say the lack of high-speed internet makes

USDA ReConnect Broadband Funding Program Will Begin Accepting Applications April 23

The US Department of Agriculture will start accepting applications for its Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) on April 23.

Big Telecom companies are suppressing fast internet

A Q&A with Harvard professor Susan Crawford. 

It’s time for a new approach for mapping broadband data to better serve Americans

There are two fundamental problems with the data used for broadband mapping right now.

The White House is using fuzzy math to justify net neutrality veto

On April 8, the White House promised to veto the Save the Internet Act — a bill designed to restore network neutrality protections and undo the Federal Communications Commission’s unpopular 2017 decision to repeal them.

Internet companies spend billions to get people connected

The world’s biggest tech companies are spending billions of dollars on projects to get more people around the world connected to the internet. Facebook is in talks to develop an underwater data cable ring around Africa.

White House Office of Management and Budget Strongly Opposes Passage of the Save the Internet Act

The Administration strongly opposes House passage of the Save the Internet Act (HR 1644). Since the [Restoring Internet Freedom] rule was adopted in 2018, consumers have benefited from a greater than 35 percent increase in average, fixed broadband