Internet/Broadband

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

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National Telecommunications and Information Administration

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Date: 
Wed, 10/17/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Join BroadbandUSA for an overview of federal funding options to support increasing broadband access in communities across the United States. Learn about recent program and policy updates from officials representing the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

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Chairman Pai Remarks at International Regulators Forum in Mexico City

Closing the digital divide is the Federal Communications Commission’s top priority.

Broadband 'Disconnect' Has Big Consequences for Midwest Farmers

The vast majority of farmers in the Midwest aren’t able to utilize “precision agriculture” GPS technology because they don’t get high-speed internet, according to Christopher Ali, assistant media studies professor at the University of Virginia.

Groups providing high-speed internet, low-cost computers to bridge Cleveland's 'Digital Divide'

The Cleveland Foundation just announced $488,000 in grants that encourage digital inclusion — a multi-faceted initiative to get everyone connected, “until we get to a point that the internet access is treated more like a utility, no different than

Here Comes the Third Wave of Cord Cutting: Home Internet Service

The trend of people cutting their home Internet connections in favor of wireless online connectivity is accelerating, according to the latest survey from Pew Research.

VT Democratic Gov Candidate Hallquist's plan to bring fiber-optic cable to VT: How would it work?

If Christine Hallquist is elected governor of Vermont, her plan is to pass legislation that would require electric utilities to hang fiber-optic cable in their service areas.

South Carolina Public-Private Partnership Makes Economic Case for Broadband

Access to serviceable Internet is of serious importance in Aiken County (SC) and surrounding areas, said Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Will Williams.  "Many of our areas don't have broadband capabilities because of where they

Erie Charts Course for Citywide Internet

Erie's (PA) status as a smart city is poised to take on new meaning thanks to the National League of Cities, the Erie Innovation District and Velocity Network.

Average Fixed Wireless Speed Used is 3.5 Mbps; Average Subscriber Consumes 167 GB/month

The average fixed wireless speed used in the US and Canada is 3.5 Mbps downstream, according to new research conducted by Preseem, a company that focuses on quality of experience monitoring and optimization for wireless internet service providers

Facebook Pushes Into Africa

Facebook, Indian telecom giant Bharti Airtel Ltd.’s Ugandan unit, and Mauritius-based Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group laid nearly 500 miles of fiber-optic cable across the isolated northwest of Uganda. The project, begun in early 2017 and com