FCC commits $1.2B in emergency funds to connect students

by • 1 month ago

The FCC expects to provide at least 3 million devices and 774,000 broadband connections.

Tennessee to spend $500 million in Rescue Plan funding on broadband

by • 3 months ago

Gov. Bill Lee said the state also plans to spend an additional $100 million in state funds for broadband expansion.

New NTIA broadband map highlights digital divide

by • 4 months ago

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's new map shows the broadband shortages in areas like tribal lands and minority-serving institutions.

FCC leader shares 'cautious optimism' for broadband expansion in schools

by • 7 months ago

FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel told Maryland educators and administrators she's confident about expanding connectivity for K-12 students who are gradually returning to classrooms.

Will Jessica Rosenworcel make the FCC's $20 billion broadband auction fair?

by • 8 months ago

Experts are worried that the FCC already mishandled its $20.4 billion broadband auction, but the agency's new chairwoman, Jessica Rosenworcel, could fix it.

FCC adopts new broadband data mapping rules

by • 9 months ago

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules designed to improve mapping accuracy and verify the data coming from providers.

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

by • 1 year 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 • 2 years 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 • 2 years 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.