Internet/Broadband

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

How Media Monopolies Are Undermining Democracy and Threatening Net Neutrality

A Q&A with Mark Lloyd, professor of communications at USC’s Annenberg School and former associate general counsel and chief diversity officer at the Federal Communications Commission from 2009-2012.

Net neutrality rules protect consumers

[Commentary] Network neutrality rules are needed to protect individuals against cable companies and other giant internet service providers that want to put their own profits ahead of the public interest in a free and open internet where anybody ca

Net regulations are bad for business, people

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rollback of its 2015 Open Internet Order has put the term “net neutrality” back in the political zeitgeist.

Five Questions: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai

In an effort to better understand the challenges facing rural broadband internet service providers, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been traveling west from Milwaukee (WI) toward Wyoming for the past week, making stops in r

Remarks of Commissioner Mignon Clyburn SEARUC 2017 Annual Conference

We can all agree that what we could do with less is the pull and push between federal, state, and local policymakers.

Colorado Broadband Policy Targets Unserved Rural Areas

Some states, including Colorado, are not relying solely on federal programs to help bring broadband to unserved rural areas.

Growth in mobile news use driven by older adults

Mobile devices have rapidly become one of the most common ways for Americans to get news, and the sharpest growth in the past year has been among Americans ages 50 and older, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March.

When 'bots' outnumber humans, the public comment process is meaningless

[Commentary] Over the last month, the Federal Communications Commission received 2.6 million public comments critical of Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back President Obama’s "network neutrality" rules.

It’s time to pass a bill that protects the internet

[Commentary] The innovation economy needs competition, unfettered access for consumers and innovative flexibility.

Keep the Internet free for all

[Commentary] Network neutrality, adopted by the Federal Communications Commission during the Obama presidency, was the first step in transitioning the internet into a government-run monopoly.