Internet/Broadband

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

The real digital divide isn’t about access to the Internet

The “digital divide” commonly refers to the question of who has access to the Internet, but at least when it comes to race and income, that gap is pretty insignificant.

Unplugged: NTIA Survey Finds Some Americans Still Avoid Home Internet Use

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) most recent Internet Use Survey depicts a rapidly evolving nation eager to take advantage of technological innovation.

Tacoma Develops Lease Plan to Preserve Muni Network Ownership

For several years now, Tacoma (WA) has pondered the fate of its Click! municipal open access network.

USTelecom Responds to Cable Entities on Broadband Mapping

USTelecom, the Independent Telephone andTelecommunications Alliance (ITTA) and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) filed a letter on April

22% of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 Mbps

New research from Parks Associates finds 22 percent of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 megabits per second (Mbps), the most common service tier, although 39 percent of US broadband households do not know their broadband spe

Platforms Want Centralized Censorship. That Should Scare You.

In the aftermath of [recent horrific mass shootings], some of the responses from internet companies include ideas that point in a disturbing direction: toward increasingly centralized and opaque censorship of the global internet.

USAC to Commissioner O'Rielly: E-Rate Overbuilds Are OK

On April 1, Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) CEO Radha Sekar wrote to Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly to respond to his concerns that E-rate funds may be used to potentially overbuild fiber networks.

The New FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program

The rural broadband fund that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed on April 12 would rely on funding from an existing broadband program slated to expire in 2020, while also setting higher standards for internet speeds.

CBO Scores the Digital Global Access Policy Act

The Digital Global Access Policy Act (HR 1359) would direct the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to collaborate with other agencies, international organizations, foreign governments, and other entities to

Fight for the Future Seeks Senate GOP Commitments on Net Neutrality Bill

With the Save the Internet Act, a bill to restore network neutrality, having passed the House, activists at Fight for the Future are looking to get enough Republican Senators on board to push it through the Senate. In the last Congress, before the