Internet/Broadband

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

Repealing Net Neutrality is Easy. Replacing it Will Be Hard

The Federal Communications Commission is well on its way towards repealing its existing network neutrality rules, which ban internet service providers from blocking legal content, slowing down specific connections, or charging tolls for so-called

Facebook, Google and others are in a lose-lose position with an upcoming congressional network neutrality hearing

A coming Congressional hearing on network neutrality has left the likes of Amazon, Facebook, Google and Netflix in a tough position: They can either subject their chief executives to a potential grilling — or sit it out and take plenty of politica

Louisville’s Award-Winning Redlining Map Helps Drive Digital Inclusion Efforts

Louisville (KY) has garnered much praise for an award-winning data map that visualizes the modern day effects of redlining — a practice that dates back to the 1930s, and involves racial and socioeconomic discrimination in certain neighborhoods thr

Nonprofit group sues President Trump over infrastructure council

A nonprofit group is challenging President Donald Trump over his infrastructure council, claiming that the panel has been operating in secrecy and that its co-chairs have potential conflicts of interest. In a lawsuit filed July 25 in the U.S.

How Smart Devices Could Violate Your Privacy

Where smart technologies are concerned, the expectation of privacy extends only from the consumer to machine.

Twitter faces new criticism from Congress amid charges it briefly blocked net neutrality critics

Sens Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) sharply rebuked Twitter following reports that the website briefly blocked its users from posting links to a blog post that criticized the US government’s network neutrality rules.

'Confused' Public Needs Help on Net Neutrality, Rep Brooks Says

Rep Susan Brooks (R-IN) told a packed room of small and mid-sized cable operators here that the government should back away from burdensome internet regulation, and called on the crowd to help explain to consumers how the current rules could hurt.

Broadband Expansion Initiatives Lack Accountability, Rural Advocates Say

Legislation that would give telecommunication companies tax breaks for expanding high-speed internet access doesn’t include proper oversight controls to ensure firms invest in areas where it’s most needed, public interest groups say.

Notice of Funds Availability: RUS Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the second application window for fiscal year 2017 for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program.

Verizon argues throttling video is allowed under net neutrality rules

Recently, Verizon was caught and subsequently admitted to throttling all video traffic on its network. July 25, the company is finally addressing the potential network neutrality issue.