digital divide

border security

This Congressman Wants to Build a ‘Digital’ Border Wall that Would Also Provide Rural Broadband

Congressman Will Hurd is the only Republican representing a district along the border, and he wants to use technological solutions to secure the border and possibly close the digital divide.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.1.19
Verizon

Verizon Is Making It Harder for Teachers to Contact Students Who Don’t Have Smartphones

Verizon’s new fees on app to phone long code messages was designed to counter robotexts, not stop teachers from assigning homework.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.14.19
digital divide

Canada Has 'No Plan' to Bring Broadband to Rural and Remote Communities, Watchdog Says

A scathing new report shows that Canada has a long way to go when it comes to closing the country’s digital divide.
Jordan Pearson
11.20.18
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
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