Internet/Broadband

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

Sens Wicker, Cortez Masto Introduce ‘SPEED Act’

Sens Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have introduced the “Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure Act of 2017” (SPEED Act) (S 1988).

Connecting every San Francisco resident, business to fiber-optic internet would cost up to $1.9 billion

San Francisco is on the verge of becoming an internet connectivity leader by asking the marketplace to help create a fast network on a scale never before achieved by a major US city.

Innovators in Digital Inclusion: Axiom

Axiom is more than just a technology and broadband services provider. The company -- along with AETC -- is leading a digital equity movement in Maine which it plans to take national in the years ahead.

Google Fiber is now in Louisville thanks to new fiber deployment strategy

Google Fiber has begun taking signups in Louisville, Kentucky, after a tumultuous process involving lawsuits filed against the local government by incumbent broadband providers.

Smartphones Are Weapons of Mass Manipulation, and Tristan Harris Is Declaring War on Them

If, like an ever-growing majority of people in the U.S., you own a smartphone, you might have the sense that apps in the age of the pocket-sized computer are designed to keep your attention as long as possible.

The Future of Truth and Misinformation Online

Experts are evenly split on whether the coming decade will see a reduction in false and misleading narratives online. Those forecasting improvement place their hopes in technological fixes and in societal solutions.

Despite backlash over political ads, Facebook's role in elections will only grow

As the political world looks to apply the lessons of Donald Trump’s victory to future campaigns, one of the few clear conclusions is that Facebook played an outsized role in propelling the candidate to his improbable win.

Network Neutrality and Beyond: The Long Road Ahead

[Commentary] If we cannot get net neutrality right, we can forget about the transformative democratic potential of the net. Network neutrality is the necessary, but not the sufficient, foundation of an open internet.

Why Community Anchor Institutions Should Care About the Connect America Fund

[Commentary] Anchor institutions like schools, libraries and health care providers play an important role in bringing connectivity to their local communities.

How these librarians are changing how we think about digital privacy

A group of privacy advocates want to help you protect your digital privacy using a public institution built for the analog age: your local public library.