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Verizon to expand high-speed internet in New York

Verizon eached a deal with state regulators to expand its high-speed internet services in New York and repair its existing telephone infrastructure.

SHLB Urges NTIA to Collect and Publish Anchor Institution Broadband Data

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition,  a broad-based membership organization that includes anchor institutions, broadband providers and public interest groups, 

Chairman Blackburn Eyes Final Broadband Push

House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Chairman Marsha Blackburn(R-TN) is looking to consolidate a number of broadband proposals under the banner of National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reauthorization.

House Commerce Committee Approves Bipartisan Broadband Bills

The House Commerce Committee has favorably, and unanimously, reported a trio of broadband-related bills to the full House for a vote, as well as a pirate radio bill that attempts to keep ad dollars out of pockets of those broadcast brigands.

The Perilous Future of Internet Access for Students of Color

As teachers increasingly integrate internet-based programs into both lesson plans and homework, the internet has become an essential tool for students.

In America’s tech capital, tens of thousands go without home Internet. Here’s how San Francisco wants to fix it.

Despite being awash in tech start-ups and the latest innovations, San Francisco has a surprising lack of connectivity.

Economists Put the Tab at $61 Billion to Bring Fiber Broadband to Rural US

The cost to deploy fiber to unserved US rural areas is about $61 billion, said Jim Stegeman, president of CostQuest Associates, an economic consultancy that specializes in telecommunication.

Coming Home: August FCC Meeting Agenda

Leading off our August agenda will be 5G, the next generation of wireless connectivity. We’ll finalize the rules for the auction of airwaves in the 28 GHz band and the auction of the 24 GHz band, which will follow immediately afterward.

FCC Commissioner Carr Announces $100 million 'Connected Care Pilot Program'

[Press release] In an op-ed with Sen Roger Wicker (R-MS), Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr announced that the FCC will seek to establish a new $100 million “Connected Care Pilot Program” to support telehealth for low-income America

House Commerce Committee to Mark Up Broadband Bills

The full House Commerce Committee has scheduled a markup for more than a dozen bills July 12, including two broadband-related bills -- H.R.