State & Local

Broadband infrastructure, cost issues hobble state expansion efforts

Inadequate minimum broadband speeds and affordability issues make it hard to close the digital divide, state broadband experts say.

Data & Analytics

Looking at broadband availability data over time

Researchers at Michigan State University have by developed a methodology for integrating Form 477 broadband coverage data with decennial census counts.

State & Local

Under social distancing, rural regions push for more broadband

As the coronavirus pandemic lays bare America’s digital divide, some advocates argue that now is the time to make a big, bold investment in the country’s broadband infrastructure.

Data & Analytics

Could 5G cause GPS problems?

DOD technology officials blasted a FCC decision to allow a commercial wireless firm to come online despite possible interference with GPS transmissions.

4 steps to better broadband services

Municipal leaders can develop quick and cost-effective plans to boost capacity of consumer networks for this immediate crisis and provide a blueprint for the future.

State & Local

Kentucky’s $1.5 billion information highway to nowhere

Gov. Matt Bevin has offered no solution to the boondoggle he inherited, a plan to bring high-speed internet to Kentucky’s remote corners.

State & Local

White House unwraps broadband strategy

The American Broadband Initiative aims to streamline permitting policies, lower the cost of wired and wireless build-outs and maximize the impact of federal funding.

Cloud & Infrastructure

State laws slow down high-speed internet for rural America

Electric cooperatives want to help bridge the digital divide between rural and urban America as more federal funding becomes available for rural broadband.

Who has 'sufficient access' to broadband?

The e-Connectivty pilot can fund rural broadband build out, but first it must determine what technologies and services are defined as “sufficient access.”

In search of better broadband availability data

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration wants ideas on ways to identify regions with insufficient broadband capacity.

Mapping wireline broadband

The National Broadband Map shows availability of fixed broadband services by census blocks.

State & Local

Reaching rural America with broadband internet service

Is modest-speed internet appropriate for rural areas, or do rural Americans deserve access to the far faster service options available in urban areas?

State & Local

Report: Community broadband competitively priced

Community internet service providers are providing better low-cost services than private competitors, research finds.

Rural broadband push highlights long-standing data issues

As the administration rolls back right-of-way restrictions for siting broadband equipment, fundamental issues still exist around determining the size of the digital divide.

Cybersecurity

For rural America, IoT innovation starts with better broadband

In a hearing to examine advancing the use of the internet of things in rural communities, testimony focused on a more fundamental issue -- expanding broadband deployment.

State & Local

America’s broadband market needs more competition

Weak competition yields high prices for consumers and little pressure for companies to upgrade their networks to offer better service.

State & Local

Cities to Trump: Don’t forget about broadband infrastructure

Local government leaders are urging President Donald Trump to support access, affordability and local solutions for broadband connectivity.

State & Local

Broadband internet can help rural communities connect -- if they use it

Broadband access is not enough to engage rural citizens; supporting and encouraging internet use is vital to addressing the persistent digital divide, a new study shows.

Does broadband speed always matter?

Minimum broadband speeds should be based on concrete use rather than arbitrary numbers, an expert argues.

State & Local

Revitalizing Appalachian towns with broadband

Ten communities in the Cool & Connected program will get planning support to help improve broadband services to boost economic development.

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