Internet/Broadband

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

Why even the most ambitious broadband bill at the Minnesota Legislature still won’t bring speedy internet to all Minnesotans

A group of Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) and Republican lawmakers are pushing to narrow MN's broadband gap by injecting $70 million over the next two years into a grant program for internet projects.

INCOMPAS: Net Neutrality Court Delay Will Slow Down Streaming Revolution

The Internet and Competitive Networks Association (INCOMPAS) opposes the Federal Communications Commission’s motion seeking a delay in the Open Internet court case.

Rural Broadband Deployment Ideas: Panelists Offer Some New Thinking

Next Century Cities, the American Action Forum, and Public Knowledge held a bipartisan discussion about tech policy priorities for the new Congress. 

Competitive Enterprise Institute Fires Opening Appeals Court Shot at FCC Charter-TWC Conditions

The Competitive Enterprise Institute has filed the opening brief in its challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's conditions on the 2016 Charter-Time Warner Cable (Bright House) merger.

State Laws Slow Down High-Speed Internet for Rural America

Electric cooperatives want to help bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America as more federal funding becomes available for rural broadband.

Milton, Indiana to Expand Its Fiber Footprint

High-speed Internet in one pocket of Cass County (IN) will get a boost this year as Milton Township invests in rolling out more fiber.

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Technology Policy Institute

Date: 
Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:00 to 14:00

Since 2010, well over half a trillion dollars has been invested directly into wireline and wireless broadband networks. What do we expect investment over the next eight-tenths of a decade to look like? Are we at a steady-state level, or will it change? How much of that investment will be for 5G, other types of wireless connectivity, and wireline? What do we expect new capacity to carry? Will it continue to be video, or will an Internet of Things mean more sensor data traveling from machine to machine? What would the latter imply for connectivity needs?



Court Signals Green Light for Net Neutrality Arguments

The US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit said that oral arguments scheduled for January and now February will take place, partial government shutdown or not. That means the court will hear arguments in the Mozilla et al.

Tribal Broadband: Status of Deployment and Federal Funding Programs

Because the presence of robust broadband and improved digital connectivity in tribal areas could play a significant role in revitalizing many tribal communities, the federal government continues to provide some financial assistance to tribal lands

House Democrats campaigned on net neutrality. But will they act on it?

A majority of the new Democrats in the House have made public statements supporting network neutrality, giving advocates hope that the new members of Congress will have the issue in mind moving forward.