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Sens Capito (R-WV) and Others Introduce the Broadband Data Improvement Act

Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Jerry Moran (R-KS), and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced the Broadband Data Improvement Act (BDIA), legislation to improve the accuracy of broadband coverage maps and better direct federal fun

FCC Announces Membership And First Meeting Of The Re-Chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has appointed members to serve on the re-chartered Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Sponsor: 

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 05/22/2019 - 10:00

House Commerce Committee Democrats Propose $40 Billion for Broadband Buildout In Newest Version of Infrastructure Bill

House Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and all 31 Democratic members of the committee introduced the the

The FCC Must Abandon Its Plan to Disconnect Low-Income Families

The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a package of fatally flawed plans that would fundamentally undercut Lifeline.

Native American Tribes Across the Country Are Pushing for Better Internet Access

The internet on the Havasupai reservation (AZ) has been a mixed bag.

2019 Promising Year for Rural Broadband in Missouri

Access to rural broadband internet should become easier in 2019 with the passage of a Missouri law and the awarding of federal grants from the Federal Communication Commission.

Sponsor: 

National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

Date: 
Wed, 05/15/2019 - 08:30 to 10:30

Throughout the United States, rural residents lag behind their urban counterparts in broadband access. This inequity echoes through disparities in access to jobs, education and healthcare, while harming the ability of rural communities to attract and retain businesses and residents. Broadband access has become a major driver of a larger urban-rural divide. However, local leaders are leading innovative plans to bridge that divide. 



Sen Klobuchar Highlights Broadband Mapping at Senate Broadband Caucus Event

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and her fellow Senate Broadband Caucus co-chairs hosted a panel about broadband mapping titled, “Broadband Mapping: Discussing Challenges and Solutions.” At the event, Sen Klobuchar highlighted her bill with Sens Shelley M

Broadband infrastructure should be a national priority for policymakers

“Build it and they will come.” This line has become shorthand for the idea that new infrastructure, once built, attracts customers.