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FCC seeking public comments for plans to end digital discrimination

It's part of a push to completely eliminate broadband disparities.

On Mar 17, 2022 by Jacob Seitz

Vice President Kamala Harris and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel speaking at the White House regarding 10 million homes signing up for an affordable broadband program.

FCC says 10 million homes have now signed up for affordable internet subsidy

Vice President Kamala Harris called the 10 million enrollee milestone a 'historic accomplishment.'

On Feb 15, 2022 by Andrew Wyrich

President Joe Biden signed an infrastructure bill on Monday that contained $65 billion for broadband.

Infrastructure bill signed, will put $65 billion toward closing digital divide

The law makes a massive investment in broadband.

On Nov 16, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A router with several ethernet cables delivering broadband internet plugged into it.

6 million households have signed up for FCC’s broadband benefit program

Each month, the FCC says around 1 million more households sign up for the program.

On Sep 29, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A person connecting to broadband internet through an ethernet cable.

New York is the second-best state in providing broadband—it still leaves a million without it

The report looks into the digital divide in the state.

On Sep 15, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A map from LightBox showing broadband internet connectivity and the digital divide in the United States.

New map says 60 million Americans aren’t connected to the internet

The estimate is much higher than the government's or other independent research.

On Sep 9, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

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Tech newsletter: Can Americans still afford internet?

Here is a look at tech and politics news from the last week.

On Sep 7, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A person paying for their broadband internet service with a credit card.

A quarter of Americans worry about paying their internet bills, survey finds

Twenty-six percent of those polled said they had worries about paying their bills over the next few months.

On Sep 2, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A woman connecting an ethernet cord into her laptop, attempting to get better broadband internet service.

Infrastructure bill will make Emergency Broadband Credit permanent—but with a price reduction

The monthly discount is lower, but the program is getting $14 billion.

On Aug 11, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A woman being frustrated by her broadband internet service.

Almost half of Americans aren’t happy with how much they are paying for broadband service

42% of those polled were 'dissatisfied' to some degree about broadband costs.

On Aug 3, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

Figurines of broadband technicians putting an ethernet cord into a router. It is meant to convey rural broadband deployment.

FCC to fix rural broadband program that gave money to connect parking lots to internet

The FCC said the program 'requires thoughtful oversight.'

On Jul 27, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A student doing school work via a laptop. A new bill hopes to extend an FCC program that aims to close the homework gap.

New bill wants to extend program that aims to close the ‘homework gap’

The bill would allocate $40 billion over five years to extend the FCC's Emergency Connectivity Fund.

On Jul 23, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A snail on a keyboard, representing slow broadband internet speeds.

This crowdsourced campaign wants to know the truth about everyone’s actual internet speeds

'For too long, the true cost and quality of internet service has been hidden and obscured.'

On Jul 13, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

Man connects the internet cable to the router's socket. Fast and wireless broadband internet concept.

Government says its own definition of high-speed broadband is too low

The report is the latest in a number of attempts to raise the definition of minimum broadband speeds.

On Jul 9, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich

A woman reading a book and working on a laptop inside a library.

Schools across America are getting new broadband funding to help close the ‘homework gap’

The program helps schools and libraries buy devices to help people get online.

On Jun 29, 2021 by Andrew Wyrich