FCC authorizes $166.8 million for rural broadband
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
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
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.
FCC's rosy new broadband fact sheet 'misleading,' critics say
A new fact sheet previews an upcoming report that broadband advocates say is whitewashing the truth about American broadband in 2019.
Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits
Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.
Cities are preparing to sue FCC over new 'unlawful' 5G antenna rules
The mayor of Seattle, a leading city in the dispute, announced it will appeal rules she called an "overreach by the Trump administration."
National broadband coverage grossly over-represented by FCC data, report says
Researchers claim that inaccurate broadband availability data is misinforming a national discussion about internet access.
Big wireless carriers pledge to stop selling location data to third parties
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have pledged to terminate their agreements with "location aggregators" used for services like roadside assistance and bank fraud prevention.
California Senate passes 'gold standard' net neutrality bill, New York may follow
It's the most comprehensive state-led effort countering the FCC's vote to repeal net neutrality.