Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

FCC chair wants faster definition of broadband

by • 4 weeks ago

Jessica Rosenworcel proposed raising the national standard for high-speed internet, set at 25 megabits per second in 2015, to 100 Mbs.

Wait on FCC maps hangs over new broadband program

by • 2 months ago

NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson faced senators' questions on the infrastructure law's $45 billion broadband grant program.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

by • 6 months ago

A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

FCC launches 'digital discrimination' task force for broadband

by • 6 months ago

The new task force will be comprised of members from several different bureaus within the FCC, Rosenworcel said.

FCC amends definition of 'library' to boost internet access on tribal lands

by • 7 months ago

The FCC said the change is meant to encourage help tribal libraries get discounted broadband through the E-Rate program.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

by • 7 months ago

Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

State AGs show support for FCC in robocall crackdown

by • 7 months ago

The attorneys general said they support more stringent authentication measures for the gateway providers currently enabling robocalls.

Alaska needs a broadband office, task force tells governor

by • 9 months ago

A 14-member task force made several recommendations for improving broadband capabilities across Alaska, which ranks dead least for high-speed connectivity.

Broadband infrastructure funding could be 'life-changing,' advocates say

by • 9 months ago

Local governments and community groups say the $65 billion in broadband funding could close states' digital divides for good.