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net neutrality
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
HOTY2017
HOTY2017

The Activist Fighting for High-Tech Reconciliation for Canada's Indigenous People

As executive director of the First Nations Technology Council, Denise Williams wants to equalize the digital playing field for BC’s Indigenous communities.
Jordan Pearson
1.25.18
muninets
muninets

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.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.19.18
digital divide
digital divide

A Meshnet Will Help This Inuit Town Monitor the Effects of Climate Change

An app called eNuk is being configured to run on the network and help residents in northern Canada swap information about their changing environment.
Brennan Doherty
1.16.18
net neutrality
net neutrality

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.
Karl Bode
12.28.17
digital divide
digital divide

Rural Broadband Advocate Tina Smith Will Replace Al Franken in Congress

As Minnesota’s Lieutenant Governor, Smith championed broadband funding programs.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.18.17
Moveable
Moveable

The 5G Network Probably Won’t Be Good Enough for Self-Driving Cars

Car-to-car meshnets could enable self-driving cars where there’s no internet.
Tracey Lindeman
12.13.17
Broadband Land
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
Dear Future
Dear Future

Watch Our Documentary on Detroit’s Grassroots Internet Network

“Communication is a fundamental human right.”
Becky Ferreira
11.21.17
Dear Future
Dear Future

Ignored By Big Telecom, Detroit's Marginalized Communities Are Building Their Own Internet

40 percent of Detroit residents don't have any access to internet at all.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.16.17
old tech
old tech

Payphones Still Make Millions of Dollars

Old tech has an important role in people's lives.
Jordan Pearson
11.13.17
Broadband Land
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