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The FCC Is Hinting it Might Change its Rules to Hide America’s Digital Divide

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has a theory. He believes that accessing the Internet through a smartphone is just as good as having high-speed Internet access in your house.

Maybe Americans don’t need fast home Internet service, FCC suggests

Americans might not need a fast home Internet connection, the Federal Communications Commission suggests in a new document. Instead, mobile Internet via a smartphone might be all people need.

FCC Asks for Help Fixing Faulty Broadband Provider Data

The Federal Communications Commission wants recommendations on how to improve its data collection process for phone and internet access after becoming aware the agency was basing policies on increasingly flawed information.

FCC Seeks Comment & Information to Guide Annual Inquiry Under Sec. 706, Whether Advanced Telecom Has Been Reasonably and Timely Deployed

Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, as amended (1996 Act), requires the Commission to determine and report annually on “whether advanced telecommunications capability is being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fas

The Economic Benefits of Ubiquitous Broadband: Why Invest in Broadband Infrastructure and Adoption?

[Commentary] How much is being lost in economic benefits because fixed broadband connectivity is not ubiquitous?

Rural Broadband: Taking a Broad-Scope Look at Fed and State Legislation

At the federal level, four bills relating to widespread broadband have been introduced. Take the Rural Broadband Deployment and Streamlining Act (S 1363), introduced by Sens Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Dean Heller (R-NV).

Broadband & Healthcare -- Just What the Doctor Ordered

[Commentary] Broadband infrastructure can help plug some of the leaks in rural healthcare services. The result can be better healthcare access and an improved local economy.

FCC Takes Next Step Toward $2 Billion Rural Broadband Expansion

The Federal Communications Commission took the next step toward launching an auction that will provide nearly $2 billion over ten years to expand high-speed Internet access to consumers and businesses in rural areas that are currently unserved by

FCC Proposes Improvements to Broadband/Voice Services Data Collection

The Federal Communications Commission is exploring ways to improve the quality, accuracy, and usefulness of the data it collects on fixed and mobile voice and broadband service.

FCC Establishes Challenge Process for Mobility Fund Phase II

The Federal Communications Commission established the procedures for a robust challenge process to ensure that the FCC targets Mobility Fund Phase II (MF-II) support to primarily rural areas that lack unsubsidized 4G LTE service.