Universal Broadband

Why Broadband Should Be a Utility

Fiber cities know the difference between publicly overseen networks, aimed at providing a utility service, and wholly private, “demand-driven” communications networks.

Internet Health and NYC

To demonstrate what makes internet health meaningful for stakeholders and communities at the municipal level, this collection of case studies offers a portrait of a vibrant city working in different ways toward a common public good – an inclusive,

Industry Groups Weigh in on Rural Broadband Spectrum Priorities

The US Department of Agriculture is collecting comment on what is the best spectrum management policy to get broadband to more rural areas.

Mapping and Measuring the Information Society: A Social Science Perspective on the Opportunities, Problems and Prospects of Broadband Internet Data in the United States

There are concerns across government, industry, and academia over the adequacy of data about broadband Internet connections.

FCC Seeks Nominations for New BDAC Job Skills Working Group

The Federal Communications Commission solicits nominations for membership on a new Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Job Skills and Training Opportunities Working Group of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).

Facebook secretly explored building bird-size drones to ferry data to people with bad internet connections

Facebook explored building bird-size drones to shuttle data for people in areas with slow internet connections.

Presidential Candidate Klobuchar: Full 'Net Access by 2020

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), who is running to be President, has pledged a broadband connection in every home as part of her trillion-dollar infrastructure rebuild plan. She said the overall rebuild/upgrade -- roads, bridges, green infrastructure, br

FCC USF Cap Pushback

Count Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) as critics of a proposal from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to explore a spending cap on telecommunications subsidies to expand telephone and broadband access.

FCC claims on broadband access under scrutiny

The Federal Communications Commission is being scrutinized over its claims that its deregulatory agenda has led to record gains in the private sector’s efforts to expand access to high-speed internet in rural and underserved communities. In Feb, F

Chairman Pai visits Woodland farms and the Sacramento region

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai visited Woodland and the Sacramento (CA) region on March 24 and 25, stopping at AgStart in downtown and the Muller Ranch west of town.