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Sen Manchin (D-WV) Manchin puts hold on Carr's FCC nomination over wireless internet fund delay

Sen Joe Manchin (D-wV) has placed a hold on Commissioner Brendan Carr's renomination to the Federal Communications Commission in response to the FCC’s decision to pause a program that would fund wireless internet expansion in rural areas.

The Racial Digital Divide Persists

In 2016, Free Press released Digital Denied, which showed that disparities in broadband adoption — commonly known

Department of Agriculture Launches New Program to Create High-Speed Internet e-Connectivity in Rural America

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America.

FCC Releases Form 477 Data on Broadband Deployment as of December 2017

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau (WCB) and the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) released updated data on fixed broadband deployment and mobile voice and broadband deployment as of December 31, 2017.

Rural Wireless Association: T-Mobile lied to the FCC about its 4G coverage

The Rural Wireless Association (RWA) claims T-Mobile lied to the Federal Communications Commission about the extent of its 4G LTE coverage. T-Mobile claimed—under penalty of perjury—to have coverage in areas where it hadn't yet installed 4G equipm

At AT&T’s urging, FCC panel proposes tax on businesses that use the Internet

The Federal Communications Commission's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) has proposed a new tax on Netflix, Google, Facebook, and many other businesses that require Internet access to operate.

FCC Increases Universal Service Support

The Federal Communications Commission will provide additional funding for the Connect America Fund, the FCC’s program that helps expand broadband deployment and make broadband service more affordable in rural areas.

Small Broadband Wary On Farm Bill

The Senate passed the compromise farm bill, HR 2, notching a win for Democrats who opposed the House’s plan to impose tighter work requirements on food stamp recipients.

Fixed Broadband Speedtest Data Q2-Q3 2018 in US

With gigabit expanding across the nation, fixed broadband speeds in the US are rapidly increasing.

Study on Rapid Fiber Growth in North America

The Fiber Broadband Association and RVA, LLC released a new report on the rapid growth of the North American fiber broadband industry. Key findings include: