For students without home internet during pandemic, could FCC's E-Rate help?
Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and many educators continue pressing for expansion of the FCC's E-Rate program, which is currently limited to funding schools and libraries, but Chairman Ajit Pai won't budge.
FCC approves a more accurate broadband data collection method
A more accurate data-collection method will be used to disperse $4.4 billion in broadband infrastructure investment over the next decade.
FCC didn't follow GAO's 2018 recommendations to improve broadband on tribal lands
The Federal Communications Commission didn't implement any of the three recommendations the Governmental Accountability Office made in 2018 to improve broadband access on tribal lands, according to a report published Thursday.
FCC still can't agree on when to distribute broadband funding
As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushes to distribute $16 billion to underserved regions, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and other Democrats argue that more accurate data is needed first.
Lawmakers release digital equity principles aimed at closing digital divide
Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.
Critics say FCC's broadband relief efforts 'ring hollow'
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shared the steps he's taken to connect more people to high-speed internet during the pandemic, but some broadband advocates say it's not enough.
FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund
Considering its unreliable coverage maps, the FCC says it will first fund projects where it's confident broadband service is absent, then use new data to fill the gaps.
House passes two broadband mapping bills after FCC acknowledges errors
The bills aim to fix the FCC's data-collection and mapping processes and would make it illegal for companies to knowingly submit inaccurate coverage data.
FCC announces $9 billion 5G auction to replace Mobility Fund Phase II
The FCC has confirmed through testing that carrier coverage maps are inaccurate and announced a new funding program for the next generation of wireless.