Universal Broadband

The FCC is tasked with solving the digital divide and it's making things worse

In an era that’s buzzing with talk of autonomous vehicles and virtual wallets, mere access to broadband internet remains out of reach for many.

Sen. Thune Slams FCC Over High-Cost Broadband Subsidies Shortfall (Updated)

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) hammered the Federal Communications Commission at a hearing for not investing enough in subsidizing and deploying broadband to rural areas like his home state, calling it an "unacceptable failur

Senators urge USDA to fund broadband in ‘geographically challenged’ areas

Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) have joined a bipartisan group urging the Department of Agriculture to direct funding for broadband internet expansion to high-need rural areas.

The CA Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD)'s Special Push for Broadband

A Q&A with Garrett Dunwoody, who oversees the Information Systems and Technology Department at the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD), which manages and protects 63,000 acres down the middle of the San Francisco Peninsula into S

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National Hispanic Media Coalition

Date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:00 to 11:15

This event will put a spotlight on Latinx from across the country who are generating innovative connectivity solutions and using technology for social change. Panelists will include:

  • Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC Commissioner

  • Roxanna Barboza, NHMC Policy Fellow

  • Teresa Basilio, Resilient Just Technologies

  • Edwin Reed-Sanchez, SayCel

  • Yamil Lora, THE POINT 

  • Naysia Valdez, Detroit Community Technology Project



FCC's Data Overstate Access, and Tribes Face Barriers Accessing Funding

Tribal lands have lower levels of broadband access than the rest of the nation. Congress has prioritized identifying unserved areas and targeting funds to increase broadband deployment, including on tribal lands.

Cumberland County (Maine) working to provide models for municipal broadband networks

Cumberland County (Maine) is in the process of creating a playbook that communities could use to develop their own municipal broadband internet networks.

Georgia Tackles Broadband Expansion And Local Control

Rural Georgia needs better internet access quickly, but state lawmakers said internet companies won’t expand to rural areas if there’s too much red tape.

Telecom Groups Urge FCC to Increase Rural Broadband Focused 2018 USF Budget to At Least $2.4B

Four telecommunication groups have come together to urge the Federal Communications Commission to increase the Universal Service Fund (USF) budget to at least $2.4 billion for 2018 for the high-cost portion of the program.

EducationSuperHighway 2018 State of the States report

EducationSuperHighway released its annual State of the States report highlighting the major progress that has been achieved to connect nearly every public school classroom to high-speed broadband.