Universal Broadband

FCC, raise the broadband speed benchmark to 100/10 Mbps

In comments to the Federal Communications Commission, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) urged the FCC to raise its broadband speed benchmark from 25/3 Mbps to 100/10 Mbps.

FCC Chairman Pai Remarks to Maine Policy Heritage Center

My mission and the Federal Communications Commission’s top priority is closing the digital divide and maximizing the benefits of broadband for the American people. The FCC is working to achieve that goal with the help of market principles.

Sponsor: 

Consortium for School Networking

Date: 
Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
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Telecommunications Policy Research Conference

Date: 
Thu, 09/20/2018 - 11:30 to 13:00

Broadband Access & Adoption

  • Broadband Reliability: Zachary Bischof, Northwestern University
  • Broadband Speed and Economic Growth: George Ford, Phoenix Center
  • US Broadband Deployment: Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
  • Digital Divide: Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University

Artificial Intelligence & Emerging Technology Policy Issues



Lifeline Awareness Week: In 2018, Protecting Universal Service Is More Important Than Ever

Sept 10-14 is National Telephone Discount Lifeline Awareness Week.

The State of Broadband 2018: Broadband Catalyzing Sustainable Development

A growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans.

More than 4,300 Arkansas residents lose Medicaid under work requirements. The Digital Divide played a roll

Several thousand poor residents of Arkansas have been dropped from Medicaid because they failed to meet new requirements, the first Americans to lose the safety-net health insurance under rules compelling recipients to work or prepare for a job to

In Vermont, Chairman Pai says states can't regulate internet providers

In a surprise trip to Vermont to tout rural broadband access, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that states can't impose their own rules to protect network neutrality.

Rural Communities Losing $68 Billion in Economic Value Due to Digital Divide, New NRECA Study Finds

The lack of broadband access for 6.3 million electric co-op households results in more than $68 billion in lost economic value, according to new research by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

NDIA urges USDA rural broadband program to push for affordability

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) has submitted comments to the US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), urging the agency to treat affordability for lower-income rural residents as a key factor in implementing it