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Worst Connected Cities 2016

Using data from the 2016 American Community Survey (ACS), released in September 2017 by the US Census Bureau, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance ranked all 185 US cities with more than 50,000 households by the total percentage of each city’s

How Nonprofits Help Digitally Disadvantaged Communities Connect

There is, of course, a digital divide among low-income Americans, but there is also what we at TechSoup call an organizational digital divide. Many nonprofits themselves are low-income and benefit greatly from low-cost, uncapped broadband.

New Data Show Substantial Gains and Evolution in Internet Use

The digital divide is showing signs of giving way as more Americans from all walks of life connect to the Internet.


Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:00

The will examine the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the agency’s role in managing federal spectrum and representing U.S. interests with the global internet multistakeholder community. Additionally, the hearing will look at how NTIA is working to deliver a modern National Broadband Map capable of providing better service availability data, along with other major policy issues before NTIA.

Measuring Broadband's (Public) Return on Investment

A Q&A with Ann Treacy of the Blandin Foundation editor of the blog “Blandin on Broadband”

Gov Sununu (R-NH) signs broadband infrastructure bill into law

Gov Chris Sununu (R-NH) signed a bill this that supporters say will improve high-speed Internet access in rural areas like the Monadnock Region.

CBO Scores the Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 (S 2343)

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act (S.

Statement of Commissioner Clyburn on ISP Broadband Affordability Data

During my tenure at the Commission, many of our nation's most prominent broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) have created or participated in programs that promised to lower affordability barriers that prevent low-income communities from bri

Chairman Pai Proposes Funding Increase for Rural Health Care Program

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he has circulated a draft order to his colleagues that would take immediate action to significantly increase funding for the Universal Service Fund’s Rural Health Care Program.

Crown Castle Suggests FCC Use Preemption Authority to Remove Barriers to Broadband Deployment

Crown Castle filed a letter on June 1, 2018, attaching a railroad crossing memorandum in support of its request for the Federal Communications Commission to exercise its section 253 authority and preempt state and local laws that allow railroads t