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