Inside the War Over 5G Equipment in Northern California
It's not just that 5G requires a lot of gear that can inspire NIMBY-ism from locals, it's also that some people really don't like it when they see it.
House Democrats Unveil a Broad Infrastructure Package Targeting Climate Change
The proposal allocates tens of billions of dollars in funding to combat a variety of issues, including drinking water, broadband access, and health care.
Why Is the FCC Making It Harder for Low-Income Americans to Get Broadband Access?
The government-administered Lifeline is designed to make the Internet more affordable, but Ajit Pai's FCC has kneecapped the program.
How Local Legislatures Are Fighting for Better Broadband Privacy
In one instance, the New York City Council proposed a bill that would codify robust cable privacy rules governing all cable providers in the city.
Rural Americans Suffer the Costs of Faulty FCC Broadband Data
A recent vote further damages the government's ability to accurately study the nation's access to broadband—and it could damage the 2020 census.
Internet Access May Be the Biggest Hurdle to Medicaid Coverage for Many Arkansans
The state government has started to institute work requirements for its medicaid program that includes logging work hours online, but broadband coverage in the state is sparse—at best.
The FCC Is Threatening to Gut a Program That Provides Internet Access to Minorities
This move threatens to leave millions of Americans, particularly from communities of color, without the opportunities that come with connectivity.
What's Behind America's Inability to Create a Trustworthy Broadband Map?
Broadband-mapping efforts from both the federal government at large and the FCC have had critical flaws that disproportionately affect rural and minority communities.
Why Is the FCC Considering Cutting Broadband Access for Students?
The E-Rate program has proven successful in allowing students access to fast Internet speeds, but its future is uncertain.
How States Are Fighting to Keep Towns From Offering Their Own Broadband
North Carolina and Tennessee are the latest states to side with telecoms, which have long lobbied against allowing cities to become Internet providers.
President Obama Wants You to Have Cheap, Fast Internet, but Many Cities Aren't Allowed to Provide It
Obama hailed the benefits of an open Internet in his State of the Union address. Here’s what it is and how he’s trying to make it happen.
Universal Service Fund Focus on Phones Out of Date
A federal program to provide phone lines to every cranny of the United States really ought to be focusing on broadband.