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.
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.
Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week
A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from an investigation into toxic Superfund sites to an interview with former George W. Bush ethics lawyer and current Senate hopeful Richard M. Painter.
Making Sense of the Challenges to the FCC's Net Neutrality Rollback
On Wednesday, the Senate made use of an obscure legislative procedure to challenge the FCC's proposed changes to net neutrality regulations. We chatted with a law professor to break down the specifics.
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.
State Attorneys General Are Re-Filing Lawsuits to Challenge the Repeal of Net Neutrality
New York's attorney general says the push represents a struggle between "Big Telecom versus the American people."
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.
Verizon Pays $1.35 Million to Settle Privacy Charges
The settlement is the latest sign that the FCC is stepping up privacy enforcement actions.
Is AT&T Overcharging Schools for Internet Service?
A lawsuit can proceed against the company for allegedly failing to offer the required discounts to schools and libraries, says an appeals court.
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.
Why Comcast Walked Away From Its Proposed Merger With Time Warner Cable
A Comcast Time Warner Cable behemoth could have spelled trouble for consumers and online innovators.
The 30 Top Thinkers Under 30: The Activist Attorney Working to Promote Justice for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
We canvassed the world of the social and behavioral sciences, looking for rising stars whose careers promise to make a lasting mark. We'll be profiling the top 30 throughout the month of April.
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.