Universal Broadband

Where the death of local news hits hardest

High-speed broadband and mobile internet have created more opportunities to access free news and information than ever before.

Electricity 2.0: Small cities rush to innovate on Wi-Fi

Some less-populated areas may technically have internet, but it's slower satellite, or DSL service delivered over old copper phone lines.

What the government is doing on internet access

The federal government's efforts to provide ubiquitous internet access have had varying levels of success.

The new digital divides

A look at four emerging forms of digital inequality: privacy, education, screen time and news. As ubiquitous as broadband connectivity may seem for those who live in cities or suburbs with comfortable incomes, here's the reality:

Frustration With FCC Broadband Mapping

Bipartisan interest is growing on Capitol Hill in using a year-end funding bill to force the Federal Communications Commission to take stock of the accuracy of its broadband data. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) is leading the effort.

Sens Daines (R-MT), Johnson (R-MS) Press Chairman Pai for Action on White Spaces

Sens Steve Daines (R-MT) and Ron Johnson (R-MS) have asked the Federal Communications Commission to resolve interference issues with TV white spaces (TVWS) use by unlicensed devices, come up with final guidance, and allow for the expansion of TVWS


Connect Americans Now

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 10:00

An exclusive briefing where new data will be presented that illuminates the true persistence of the digital divide. Data will be presented on a Surface Hub for user navigation and interaction at the state, county, and congressional district levels.

Please RSVP to [email protected] 


Schools Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 13:00

Rural Health Care (RHC) Program participants have been asking a lot of questions over the last few months - both about the uncertain future of the program and about FY2018 funding requests. But the biggest question of all for FY2018 applicants is simply, "When will I know if my funding has been approved?"

Sen Manchin submits challenge to FCC broadband map

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) submitted a formal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's Mobility Fund Phase II initial eligible areas map, the only lawmaker to do so.