Broadband Land

An ongoing Motherboard series about the digital divide.

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

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

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
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
Broadband Land

The FCC Disqualified a Bunch of Rural Communities from Receiving Internet Funding After Big Telecom Said They Already Have Internet

The data comes from a form the industry is required to file every six months, but it doesn’t necessarily give the full picture of where help is needed.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.4.18
Broadband Land

Someone Used Wet String to Get a Broadband Internet Connection

It’s pretty fast, too.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.13.17
Broadband Land

More than 100 Million Americans Can Only Get Internet Service from Companies That Have Violated Net Neutrality

A free market approach might have worked if we actually had competition.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.11.17
Broadband Land

Half of West Virginia has Applied for Broadband Assistance

The state put aside extra funds for any county that wanted to invest in rural broadband. Half of all counties applied.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.4.17
Broadband Land

Nearly Half of Colorado Counties Have Formally Rejected a Comcast-Backed Law Restricting City-Run Internet

After Tuesday’s elections, a total of 31 counties have voted to be exempted from a state law against municipal broadband networks.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.8.17
Broadband Land

Big Telecom Spent $200,000 to Try to Prevent a Colorado Town From Even Talking About a City-Run Internet

Fort Collins, Colorado is set to vote on a ballot measure that would open the door for municipal broadband, and Big Telecom is fighting mad.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.25.17
Broadband Land

Comcast and CenturyLink Spent $50K in Seattle to Support a Mayoral Candidate Who Opposes Community-Owned Internet

One candidate is big on municipal broadband, the other thinks it’s not feasible due to the cost. Guess which one Big Telecom supports?
Kaleigh Rogers
10.19.17
Broadband Land

West Virginia Screwed Up, Gave Taxpayer Money to Big Telecom, and Now Owes the Government $4.7M

This saga has been unraveling for years, and rural West Virginians are the ones who suffer.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.13.17
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