rural broadband

GOP House members urge funding of FCC's new broadband data collection method

by • 5 months ago

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.

Rural America is in 'desperate need' of broadband infrastructure

by • 6 months ago

Distributing laptops and mobile Wi-Fi hotspots won't be enough to keep rural communities connected as remote work and education continues, officials said.

Vermont, Microsoft partner to expand rural broadband

by • 6 months ago

The state and tech giant are installing mobile hotspots in dozens of rural communities to allow people to connect to the internet under a stay-at-home order.

Can Wi-Fi hotspots bridge the digital divide under coronavirus?

by • 7 months ago

Shelter-in-place orders keeping millions inside their homes will force states to figure out how to keep people without reliable residential internet service connected.

States, local governments ask for 'large-scale' rural internet funding

by • 8 months ago

A letter asking Congress for new broadband support comes after the FCC announced plans to offer billions in incentives to companies that free up wireless spectrum for rural access.

Majority of counties have slower wireless than FCC claims, study shows

by • 8 months ago

The latest internet-speed study from the National Association of Counties presents additional evidence that the FCC's provider-supplied data is unreliable.

In states, concerns with fairness of FCC's rural broadband fund

by • 9 months ago

With a majority the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to be dispersed using unreliable maps, state broadband officials are unsure they'll get their "fair share" of the $20 billion.

Research shows twice as many people lack broadband access as FCC claims

by • 9 months ago

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.

FCC approves $20.4 billion rural broadband expansion fund

by • 9 months ago

The FCC's newly designed two-phase funding process to connect millions of Americans to high-speed internet will advance, as expected.