Universal Broadband

For the First Time, Census Bureau Data Show Impact of Geography, Income on Broadband Internet Access

For the first time, US Census Bureau statistics show the impact that a county’s rural or urban geography and income level can have on residents’ rates of subscription to the internet.

Native Americans On Tribal Land Are 'The Least Connected' To High-Speed Internet

Just over half of Native Americans living on American Indian reservations or other tribal lands with a computer have access to high-speed internet service, according to new estimates from the US Census Bureau.

Chairman Pai Remarks at Veterans Affairs Telehealth Summit

The Department of Veterans Affairs has been aggressively implementing telehealth services. And at the Federal Communications Commission, we’ve been working to seize the opportunities of connected health for all Americans, including veterans.

How rural America is turning into a digital desert

A Q&A with Mark Muro, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and lead author of the 2017 report "Digitalization and the American Workfo

Lawmakers Weigh Wicker's Funding Gambit for Broadband Mapping

Lawmakers are broadly receptive to concerns Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) is raising about the accuracy of Federal Communications Commission broadband maps.

Digital Divide Is Wider Than We Think, Study Says

A new study by Microsoft researchers casts a light on the actual use of high-speed internet across the country, and the picture it presents is very different from Federal Communications Commission numbers.

Microsoft increases commitment to eliminate the US rural broadband gap

More than 19 million people living in rural America do not have access to broadband, a service as necessary as electricity in today’s digital economy.

How the 116th Congress Could Close the Digital Divide

The 116th Congress has a golden opportunity to solve the digital divide, by including broadband funding in upcoming infrastructure legislation.

The Educational Broadband Service and Why it Matters for Schoolchildren and Unserved Communities

The lack of affordable broadband access in the US has resulted in large-scale educational inequities especially in rural areas where 31 percent of Americans have no choice of broadband providers.