Internet/Broadband

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

Farm Bill's Demise a Hit to Rural Broadband

The House of Representatives failed to pass a massive farm bill as Republicans were unable to shore up support from their conservative members. The 641-page bill addresses a range of issues related to agriculture, such as livestock disaster progra

How The FCC Subverted Net Neutrality's First Principles

[Commentary] Today network neutrality is often described as the principle that internet service providers (ISPs)—and only ISPs—treat all data on the internet the same. But it wasn’t always this way and shouldn’t be this way going forward.

Net Neutrality Is Just a Gateway to the Real Issue: Internet Freedom

[Commentary] The Senate voted 52–47 to revive an Obama administration rule ensuring equal treatment for online traffic—the so-called “net neutrality” rule recently erased by the Trump Federal Communications Commission.

Net neutrality is coming back, no matter what happens next with the Senate resolution

[Commentary]  The Republican Senate's passage May 16 of a measure that would reinstate the Federal Communications Commission's network neutrality rules is a strong indication that support for those regulations is gaining steam.

Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Broadband Deployment

On May 9, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai responded to various Members of Congress about the FCC's efforts to accelerate wireline broadband deployment to all Americans, particularly about the transformation of communication net

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen McCaskill Regarding CAF II Auction

On Dec 12, 2017, Sen Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission to urge the FCC to ensure that the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction has sufficient safeguards to ensure a fair auction and prevent waste

Chairman Pai's Response to Senator Tester Regarding the E-Rate Program

On March 13, 2018, Sen Jon Tester (D-MT) and Gov Steve Bullock (D-MT) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to express concerns with FCC regulations that are causing significant delays on certain school broadband projects in

US Broadband Subscriber Growth Slows in Q1

The rate of US broadband subscriber growth continued to slow in Q1 2018, according to a new analysis from Leichtman Research Group.

FTC Chairman Simons: We Have Resources to Oversee ISP Net Neutrality

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons told Congress that his agency has the "resources and capability" to enforce network neutrality and under "the right circumstances" paid prioritization, blocking and throttling of internet content by

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Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

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Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:00 to 12:00

The Federal Communications Commission modernized its E-rate policies in 2014 to encourage greater build-out of fiber to rural schools and libraries. But the implementation of these policies has been fraught with difficulty, and many E-rate fiber applications requesting Special Construction Charges have been denied. Moderator Brian Davidson, President of Clarity Solutions, Inc., will guide our panel as they walk through the current and future E-rate fiber landscape.