Universal Broadband

Echoing Microsoft, House Coalition Asks FCC for Three TV White Space Channels to Target Rural Broadband

A bi-partisan coalition of 43 Congressional Reps is asking the Federal Communications Commission to reserve at least three TV white space channels in the 600 MHz band to support rural broadband deployments.

President Trump Remains Committed to Moving Broadband Through Infrastructure Bill

President Donald Trump is committed to moving an infrastructure bill in 2017 despite making little legislative progress towards on other policy goals, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on July 31.

BT offers to spend up to £600 million on rural broadband in UK

BT has offered to spend up to £600 million to connect the final 1 million homes and businesses in rural areas of Britain to a broadband connection suitable for most needs.

What’s Lacking in Appalachia: Tales from a Broadband Connectivity Conversation

An enterprising farmer who wants to expand his steak and dairy business but can’t reach beyond his locality. A librarian who sleeps over nights and weekends so that students can come work on projects they’ve been given online.

Chairman Pai's Response to Sens Moran, Manchin Regarding the Connect America Fund and Remote Area Fund

On June 22, 2017, Sens Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, urging him to, "move forward with the Remote Areas Fund (RAF) to appropriately target Universal Service Fund support tow

Chairman Pai's Response to Senator Blunt, Senator McCaskill and Reps. Hartzler, Luetkemeyer, Smith and Wagner Regarding CAF Phase II Competitive Bidding Process

On June 22,2 017, members of Congress from Missouri, Sens Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Reps Billy Long (R-MO), Sam Graves (R-MO), Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Blaine Luetkemeyor (R-MO), Jason Smith (R-MO), and Ann Wagner (R-MO), wro

Report calls on UK’s Ofcom to get tough on providers that promise fast speeds but fail to deliver

Millions of United Kingdom broadband customers who do not get the connection speeds they pay for should receive compensation.

Cable firms sue over WV broadband law, say co-ops could cause outages

West Virginia’s largest cable companies have filed a lawsuit against Gov Jim Justice (D-WV) and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, alleging that a new state law could ultimately cause internet service outages at customers’ homes and businesses.

Saguache County, CO: The Worst Internet In America

FiveThirtyEight analyzed every county’s broadband usage using data from researchers at the University of Iowa and Arizona State University and found that Saguache (CO) was at the bottom.

'It's digital colonialism': how Facebook's free internet service has failed its users

Free Basics, Facebook’s free, limited internet service for developing markets, is neither serving local needs nor achieving its objective of bringing people online for the first time.