Internet/Broadband

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

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.

NCTA Agrees Title II Virtuous Cycle Totally Working; Or, Pai’s Economics v. the Actual Real World.

[Commentary] Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s reliance on "real" economists in Econ Cloud Cuckoo Land (ECCL) to reverse Title II reclassification is going to get slammed in the courts big time.

Making Google the Censor

[Commentary] Prime Minister Theresa May’s political fortunes may be waning in Britain, but her push to make internet companies police their users’ speech is alive and well.

Why Verizon wants to be a landlord for start-ups

At Verizon, massive buildings that used to be filled with bulky computers, copper cables and other gear are sitting vacant, as advances in fiber-optics and computers cut down on the need for equipment space.

Your Voice Is Needed in the Net Neutrality Fight

[Commentary] Despite Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s claim that he supports Network Neutrality, the proceeding he opened in May attacks not only the legal authority underpinning the rules — which is absolutely vital for enfor

USDA Helps Expand Rural Broadband Infrastructure in Four States

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the US Department of Agriculture is awarding four loans to help provide broadband service in rural portions of California, Illinois, Iowa and Texas.

The Other Hearing on Thursday: NTIA Administrator-nominee David Redl

James Comey may have sucked up all the oxygen June 8 on Capitol Hill, but NTIA Administrator-nominee David Redl, previously senior counsel for the House Commerce Committee, addressed several issues of interest to technology and telecommunications