FCC shouldn't delay broadband upgrades for better data, industry tells lawmakers

by • 6 months ago

One industry group says broadband expansion projects should go ahead in parallel with changes to the FCC's data-collection process, not after.

FCC's 2020 broadband report touts progress, but analysts say agency 'failed America'

by • 6 months ago

The FCC's 2020 Broadband Deployment report shows increases in connectivity across the board, but critics point out that the analysis is based on inaccurate data and that a digital divide persists.

FCC shares disbursement strategy for $20B rural-broadband fund

by • 10 months ago

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.

To challenge FCC’s bad broadband maps, groups demand a regular process

by • 1 year ago

The Federal Communications Commission now faces a slew of legislation that seeks to regulate its broadband data-collection and mapping processes.

North Carolina looks to challenge FCC over broadband coverage

by • 1 year ago

The state's IT department is making improvements to a speed-test tool in hopes of contesting the FCC's maps of broadband availability.

FCC's Pai proposes $950M to 'storm-harden' broadband in the Caribbean

by • 1 year ago

The funding would be distributed to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over 10 years to build faster and more resilient internet infrastructure.

FCC authorizes $166.8 million for rural broadband

by • 1 year ago

The latest wave of funding under the commission's $1.49 billion Connect America Fund auction is expected to reach 60,850 underserved homes and businesses.

FCC announces $20 billion for rural broadband providers, schedules third 5G auction

by • 2 years ago

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the new fund will bring internet access to 4 million homes. He also announced a new 5G spectrum auction, to be held Dec. 10.

Vermont legislators approve broadband expansion bill

by • 2 years ago

A bill making its way through the Vermont General Assembly would expand broadband to thousands of Vermonters using community-led and local internet service providers.