Broadband

digital divide

Critics Say the FCC’s Big New Rural Broadband Plan Doesn’t Offer Much That’s New

Industry watchers say the FCC’s new broadband plan is woefully light on details, and isn’t likely to drive the better, more open networks the US needs.
Karl Bode
4.12.19
5G

5G May Never Live up to the Hype

5G will provide faster speeds to urban users, but cost and widespread availability could remain stumbling blocks for many years to come.
Karl Bode
4.8.19
Broadband

No One Trusts Big Telecom to Build a Better Broadband Access Map

After years of opposing measures that would make broadband availability maps better, a telecom trade group says it is "leading the charge" on creating a better map.
Karl Bode
3.25.19
FCC

Microsoft Says the FCC 'Overstates' Broadband Availability in the US

You can’t fix a problem you don’t understand, and America has no idea just how bad its broadband coverage gaps are.
Karl Bode
3.20.19
Broadband Land

FCC Says Gutting ISP Oversight Was Great For Broadband

Ajit Pai's FCC insists that ignoring consumers and gutting oversight of major ISPs dramatically boosted network investment. Reality suggests something else entirely.
Karl Bode
2.21.19
Truth-In-Billing

New Bill Would Stop Internet Service Providers From Screwing You With Hidden Fees

Cable giants routinely advertise one rate then charge you another thanks to hidden fees a well-lobbied government refuses to do anything about.
Karl Bode
2.19.19
Zero-rating

Broadband 'Zero Rating' Actually Costs Customers More, Study Finds

ISPs shouldn’t be allowed to pick and choose winners on the internet, study suggests.
Karl Bode
2.7.19
Internet

NY State Residents Will Get $62.5 Million In Settlement For Terrible Broadband

The settlement with Charter Spectrum is the largest consumer refund from an ISP in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.18.18
Broadband

The Future of American Broadband Is a Comcast Monopoly

The FCC insists a new report proves that broadband competition is raging and prices have dropped. The reality is notably different.
Karl Bode
12.14.18
Broadband

Former Staffers Say FCC May Be Hiding Data Showing Broadband Industry Problems

FCC efforts to name and shame under-performing ISPs have disappeared in the Ajit Pai era.
Karl Bode
11.20.18
muninets

18 More Colorado Local Governments Voted For City-Run Internet

The Comcast-backed law was enacted in 2005, but allows for towns and counties to exempt their district through a local vote.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.5.18
networks

FCC Falsely Claims Community Broadband an 'Ominous Threat to The First Amendment'

In reality, the real threat posed by community broadband is to big telecom’s monopoly revenues.
Karl Bode
10.29.18
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