Pew's new broadband tool shows how states are taking action
New data compiled by Pew Charitable Trusts shows legislative interest in high-speed internet is rising, with states passing 156 broadband laws last year.
Municipally run internet tops national speed test rankings
A majority of the fastest internet service providers in the United States are run by local communities or though local partnerships.
City-run fiber network in SF could generate 'significant' returns, says latest analysis
A fiscal analysis announced by the mayor's office found that while the project would cost as much as .8 billion, it would also generate new sources of income and reduce reliance on existing providers.
Transparency hinges on citizen internet access
A new study by the University of Missouri finds that government transparency increases when citizens have better web access.
Internet gaps narrow with lower income, rural households
The ubiquity of smartphones is helping to close gaps in Internet access for lower income, rural and less-educated households, according to the most recent Pew Research Center report on Internet adoption.
Broadband access to Internet lags in southern states
Fewer households in the South have high-speed broadband Internet access, compared to the national average. That makes it harder for public officials to stimulate their state's digital economies and online education initiatives.