Universal Broadband

San Francisco hits brakes on high-speed internet plan

San Francisco’s effort to create a citywide broadband internet service for all residents and businesses has suffered a setback as outgoing Mayor Mark Farrell will not place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund the project before he leaves

CBO Scores the Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018

The Rural Reasonable and Comparable Wireless Access Act of 2018 (S 2418) would direct the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a rulemaking to establish a national standard for Universal Service Fund programs to use when determining whethe

The FCC and cities: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) suffers from significant failures of design and execution.

Chairman Pai's Rural Health Care Proposal Receives Majority Support

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that a majority of Commissioners have voted in favor of his proposal to increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program by $171 million a year. “Telemedicine

House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Advances Bills

The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, chaired by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), advanced bills to the full committee that improve the nation’s broadband infrastructure and strengthen public safety communications.

Rep Cramer and Sen Daines Introduce Reprioritizing Unserved Rural Areas and Locations for Broadband Act

Rep Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced the Reprioritizing Unserved Rural Areas and Locations (RURAL) for Broadband Act. The RURAL Broadband Act ensures government resources are being used as efficiently as possible while developing broadband networks



National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:00 to 15:00

Smart agriculture engages technologies such as Big Data, GPS, IoT and connected devices to help farmers and ranchers better manage their production. Using these technologies, farmers and ranchers can improve water efficiency, produce higher quality crops and raise healthier livestock. Reliable and robust rural connectivity are fundamental to helping farmers gain benefits from new technologies.

The basis for killing network neutrality rules is bogus, studies say

When Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai decided to do away with the widely popular “network neutrality” rules that governed the Internet, his justification was that the regulations were slowing deployment.

Rural communities see big returns with broadband access, but roadblocks persist

The economic upside of internet access is being pushed by rural broadband advocates across the country who say that there isn’t enough being done to connect rural communities.

ISPs Have Asked the Senate to Limit Funds for Rural Internet

The Senate agriculture committee is considering Farm Bill proposals that would make it harder for rural communities to get funding for internet and favors Big Telecom.