digital divide

digital divide

School Board Bans Snow Days, Will Make Kids Work Online Instead

But the practice may hurt students who don't have access to the internet at home.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.1.18
Broadband Land

Why Bury Broadband Fiber When You Can Just Glue It to the Road?

TRAXyL, a DC-based startup, hopes their patented resin will provide more options for building affordable internet infrastructure.
Kaleigh Rogers
7.12.18
digital divide

24 Million Americans Don't Have Access to Broadband—Why Isn't It an Election Issue?

It’s rare that the digital divide even gets lip service, let alone a robust platform from candidates.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.1.18
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
happy birthday, world wide web

Tim Berners-Lee: Monopolies and Lack of Public Infrastructure Are Ruining the Web

The world wide web, the information space we all use to connect on the internet, is 29 years old. Its founder, Tim Berners-Lee, wants the world to come together to close the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.12.18
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

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
digital divide

The FCC’s New Broadband Map Paints an Irresponsibly Inaccurate Picture of American Broadband

At the core of the problem is, unsurprisingly, the influence of deep-pocketed telecom operators on lawmakers and regulators.
Karl Bode
2.23.18
Black History Month

Internet Service Providers Systematically Favor White Communities Over Communities of Color

The inequality extends beyond lower income groups.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.23.18
digital divide

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.20.18
net neutrality

The FCC Hopes its Empty Dedication to Rural Broadband Will Make You Forget it Killed Net Neutrality

The goal is to frame net neutrality as a fringe issue favored by the Hollywood elite, while suggesting the FCC’s hard at work tackling the real problem: rural broadband availability.
Karl Bode
1.31.18