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Chairman Pai's Response to Members of Congress Regarding Tribal Broadband

On Sept 12, 2018, Reps Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM) and Tom O'Halleran (D-AZ) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai expressing concern about the Government Accountability Office report that found the FCC overstated broadban

Better Maps, Better Connectivity: How Data Can Close the Broadband Gap

As policymakers work with industry and stakeholders to ensure that all Americans have access, they need reliable data to effectively target funding and programs to meet their goals.

Rural Download Speeds are Worse than Reported, Microsoft Study Says

Nearly three-quarters of the downloads hitting Microsoft servers from nonmetropolitan counties are so slow they don’t meet the Federal Communications Commission definition of broadband.

Death by a Thousand Cuts—the Lifeline Edition

The Federal Communications Commission, under Chairman Ajit Pai, recently limited the number of providers that can offer Lifeline service in tribal areas (though that decision was

Disconnected: Broadband access lags in rural Georgia

In Georgia, at least 626,070 people live without access to broadband service, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Rep Will Hurd (R-TX) Wants to Build a 'Digital' Border Wall That Would Also Provide Rural Broadband

Rep Will Hurd (R-TX) — the only Republican to hold a district that falls along the southern border — is not in favor of a border wall.

FCC Waives and Proposes to Eliminate E-Rate Amortization Requirement

Schools and libraries rely on the Federal Communications Commission’s E-Rate program to ensure that they can receive affordable, high-speed broadband so they can connect today’s students with next-generation learning opportunities.

State of the States 2019: Getting America Connected

Government Technology editorial staff reviewed each State of the State adress across the country and rated it from 1 to 5 based on the strength of its technology initiatives.

Podcast: How America’s internet connectivity issues are holding the country back

A Q&A with Harvard Law School professor Susan Crawford. She explains how America’s internet connectivity issues and corrosive infrastructure are holding the country back and how we can rally to fix it.


Center for Democracy and Technology

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 17:30 to 19:30

A talk with Susan Crawford on her new book, Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why America Might Miss It. The book explores how fiber optic connections will enable virtual presence and dramatically change our daily lives and institutions, from agriculture to healthcare to education. Combining legal expertise with on-the-ground reporting, Crawford argues that the current providers of internet access in the U.S.