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Comcast Is Already Hated—and It's About to Become a Lot More Powerful

With Comcast buying up broadcasters to cement its domination of the emerging streaming video market, it's about to get a lot worse.
Karl Bode
5.9.18
FCC
FCC

Ajit Pai’s ‘Broadband Advisory Panel’ Plagued by Corruption Accusations

"It has become abundantly clear that despite the good intentions of several participants, the industry-heavy makeup of BDAC will simply relegate the body to being a vehicle for advancing the interests of the telecommunications industry."
Karl Bode
4.18.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

California Democrats Want to Weaken Bill That Would Protect Net Neutrality

"It’s outrageous that California democrats would produce a document that looks like it was literally written by lobbyists for AT&T and Comcast."
Karl Bode
4.16.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

What It's Like to Live in America Without Broadband Internet

In every single state, a portion of the population doesn’t have access to broadband, and some have no access to the internet at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.16.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Congress Keeps Asking Zuckerberg to Connect Rural America to the Internet

Senator Shelley Moore Capito and Representative Morgan Griffith each took time in the hearings to ask the Facebook CEO about his plans to expand rural broadband.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.11.18
Broadband Land
Broadband Land

Congress Is Trying to Stop Ajit Pai from Taking Broadband Assistance Away from the Poor

The Lifeline program provides subsidized communications services to low-income Americans, many of whom rely on it as their only way to access the internet.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.4.18
data
data

Given Facebook’s Privacy Backlash, Why Aren’t We Angrier With the Broadband Industry?

If you're mad about Cambridge Analytica taking data from Facebook you should be absolutely livid about AT&T and Verizon.
Karl Bode
3.20.18
Broadband access
Broadband access

Verizon Forced to Repair Broadband Infrastructure It Has Literally Let Fall Apart

A new settlement requires Verizon to replace bad cable, defective equipment, and faulty back-up batteries—and to take down 64,000 double telephone poles or pole stumps.
Karl Bode
3.14.18
municipal internet
municipal internet

Big Telecom Convinced Wyoming’s Politicians to Rewrite a Community Broadband Bill

A bill that has passed the state legislature originally set aside funds for municipal-run internet, but after lobbyists had their say, the bill was changed.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.12.18
Broadband
Broadband

Australia Is Considering Making It Illegal for ISPs to Advertise Inflated Speeds

ISPs in the US have been called out for similar behavior before.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.2.18
digital divide
digital divide

Eight Years Later, Google Fiber Is A Faint Echo Of The Disruption We Were Promised

Google’s 'pause' is driven largely by executive frustrations with fiber deployment costs and a fascination with the potential of next-generation wireless.
Karl Bode
3.1.18
Broadband competition
Broadband competition

These Guys Plan to Beam High-Speed Internet to Los Angeles From the Top of a Nearby Hill

The Los Angeles Community Broadband Project plans to use advances in wireless tech to compete with big telecom and connect the masses.
Troy Farah
2.26.18