Universal Broadband

Commissioner O'Rielly Letter to RUS re: Broadband e-Connectivity Pilot Program

The Rural Utilities Service has sought comment on identifying rural areas eligible for funding, and specifically, how to evaluate whether an area already has "sufficient access" to broadband, and how to very broadband availability data in a propos

Why Google Fiber Is High-Speed Internet’s Most Successful Failure

In 2010, Google rocked the $60 billion broadband industry by announcing plans to deploy fiber-based home internet service, offering connections up to a gigabit per second — 100 times faster than average speeds at the time.


Mountain Connect

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:00 to Wed, 09/26/2018 - 17:45

Creative and collaborative community examples throughout the Midwest as well as highlighting the network infrastructure and economic achievement in Fairlawn.  Three conference tracks:

  • Community Development 
  • Intelligent Communities
  • Emerging Technologies


Broadband USA

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:00

New, emerging and innovative wireless technologies currently being tested and/or deployed to address rural broadband challenges


  • Mathis Shinnick,Chief Executive Officer, OptiPulse, Inc. & John Joseph, Founder, Inventor and President, OptiPulse, Inc.
  • Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  • Keith Walker, Chief Executive Officer, AER Wireless
  • Dr. Sisso El-Hamamsy, Chief Executive Officer, Mage Networks

Universal Broadband Won’t Save Us

It is frequently asserted that universal broadband access is an efficient means for people to secure not just access to the web but also education, jobs, and health care.

Rural Broadband Economics: A Review of Rural Subsidies

In a paper commissioned by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association and USTelecom, the authors examine communications networks, road networks, and electric power networks as three key network infrastructure industries; and the resulting vulnerabilit

FCC's Data Overstate Access on Tribal Lands

The Government Accountability Office was asked to review the Federal Communications Commission's efforts to collect broadband data for tribal lands.

Starry, the startup that is trying to beam cheap internet into low-income communities

Based in Boston, the internet provider Starry has launched Starry Connect, an initiative that equips the common areas, computer rooms, and hallways of the Boston Housing Authority’s Ausonia Apartments

Groups Launch Broadband Connects America Coalition to End Rural Digital Divide

Public Knowledge joined 17 other organizations (including the Benton Foundation) to form the Broadband Connects America coalition.

Baltimore public housing residents given tablets, internet connection under initiative to connect more online

The Housing Authority of Baltimore City gave away 500 tablets with two-year internet subscriptions to their tenants as part of an effort to confront the digital divide, the virtual disconnect from information and opportunities that disproportionat