Startup Thinks Its Tethered, Internet-Beaming Blimps Can Bridge the Digital Divide
SoftBank-backed blimp startup Altaeros thinks floating internet infrastructure can do more than emergency relief.
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Why Broadband Competition at Faster Speeds is Virtually Nonexistent
Phone companies won't upgrade DSL lines, and cable companies won't expand their service maps.
More Than 750 American Communities Have Built Their Own Internet Networks
A new map shows that more communities than ever are building their own broadband networks to end big telecom's monopoly.
Montana Says It Won’t Do Business With ISPs That Violate Net Neutrality
"This is a simple step states can take to preserve and protect net neutrality."
Rural Broadband-Boosting Bills Would Enshrine Towns' Rights to Build Their Own Internet
If they can get traction, it will make small gains towards closing the digital divide.
FCC Chairman Admits Cell Phone Data Is Not the Same as Broadband Internet
Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement and fact sheet Thursday ahead of his 2018 Broadband Deployment Report.
The Senate Only Needs One More Vote to Pass Its Net Neutrality Restoration Bill
And a new bill is moving through the House of Representatives, too.
Harvard Study Shows Why Big Telecom Is Terrified of Community-Run Broadband
Community-owned internet service providers are cheaper and better.
At the Behest of T-Mobile, the FCC Is Undoing Rules That Make it Easier for Small ISPs to Compete With Big Telecom
The rules around the Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum were changed in 2015 to make it easier for wireless ISPs to license space, but might be changed right before they are useful.
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.
There's No Evidence Comcast's New 'Network Investment' Is Because of Net Neutrality Repeal or Tax Cuts
Comcast announced it's spending $10 billion annually on infrastructure upgrades, which is the same amount it spent before net neutrality repeal.
The FCC Just Killed Net Neutrality—Now What?
For net neutrality advocates, the next phase in this fight has only just begun.
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