Broadband

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 days ago
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
Broadband

A Community-Run ISP Is the Highest Rated Broadband Company in America

A Consumer Reports survey of 176,000 Americans finds that small, locally owned ISPs are routinely ranked higher than big telecom companies.
Karl Bode
8.14.18
ISP-loyal

The Current Definition of ‘Broadband’ Is Too Slow and Ajit Pai Refuses to Change it

Ajit Pai is once again trying to keep the definition of broadband set at ankle height.
Karl Bode
8.13.18
big telecom

Study Shows How Bad Most of the Country Is Getting Ripped Off By Their ISPs

Most Americans pay roughly the same price for their internet connection, even if their service is painfully slow.
Karl Bode
8.7.18
Broadband

Telecom Lobbyists Have Stalled 70 State-Level Bills That Would Protect Consumer Privacy

In 2018 alone, the telecom lobby has killed or stalled a whole host of legislation that would prevent ISPs from selling your data.
Michael Gaynor
8.6.18
Broadband

Why Spectrum Asked a Man to Pay $133,000 to Install Broadband Internet in NYC

Broadband consumers are often forced to shell out exorbitant prices to connect to networks.
Karl Bode
8.2.18
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