Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
FCC didn't follow GAO's 2018 recommendations to improve broadband on tribal lands
The Federal Communications Commission didn't implement any of the three recommendations the Governmental Accountability Office made in 2018 to improve broadband access on tribal lands, according to a report published Thursday.
FCC still can't agree on when to distribute broadband funding
As FCC Chairman Ajit Pai pushes to distribute $16 billion to underserved regions, Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel and other Democrats argue that more accurate data is needed first.
Lawmakers release digital equity principles aimed at closing digital divide
Two congressional Republicans listed nine broadband policies they say could help families, businesses and telecommunications companies survive the pandemic.
GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method
The Broadband DATA Act that was signed into law in March still needs to be funded so the FCC can update its broadband mapping techniques, the members say.
Pennsylvania launches broadband map to prepare ISPs for federal auction
The map, developed by Penn State researchers, shows the underserved areas where broadband companies will be eligible for federal funding to expand coverage.
Rural America is in 'desperate need' of broadband infrastructure
Distributing laptops and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots won't be enough to keep rural communities connected as remote work and education continues, officials said.
Critics say FCC's broadband relief efforts 'ring hollow'
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai shared the steps he's taken to connect more people to high-speed internet during the pandemic, but some broadband advocates say it's not enough.
House passes Broadband DATA Act, again
Congress is on track to pass legislation requiring the FCC to abandon data-collection methods that have been widely called out as inaccurate.
Research shows twice as many people lack broadband access as FCC claims
A new report suggests 42 million people in the United States don't have high-speed internet service, double the FCC's own estimate of 21.3 million.