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Why Closing The Digital Divide Might Mean Skipping Wi-Fi Altogether

The biggest problem with wireless data is the price of subscriptions.
Joel Balsam
3.31.17
Canada
Canada

A New Internet Tax in Canada Would Keep Indigenous People Offline

Canada’s Heritage Minister is debating an ISP tax to fund Canadian content. Here’s why that’s a bad idea.
Denise Williams and Josh Tabish
11.2.16
Features
Features

The City That Was Saved by the Internet

Job opportunities are drying up in towns without broadband. Chattanooga, Tennessee turned around its fortunes by building the fastest internet in the United States.
Jason Koebler
10.27.16
Internet
Internet

AT&T Says It’s Invented ‘Transformative, Multi-Gigabit’ Broadband Mesh Nets

AT&T has likened a new technology it's testing to the invention of the laser or the transistor.
Jason Koebler
9.20.16
Internet
Internet

Gabon Is Suffering the 'Worst Communications Suppression Since the Arab Spring'

Nightly 'internet curfews' are the latest tool in the oppressive government toolbox.
Jason Koebler
9.9.16
Canada
Canada

How to Be 'Huge on YouTube', According to Canada's Top First Nations Gamer

Austin Pamajewon, who grew up on the Shawanaga First Nation, on why we need to close the digital divide.
David Silverberg
6.21.16
AT&T
AT&T

Google Fiber Is Losing the Gigabit Race—All According to Plan

AT&T and other traditional ISPs are racing to compete with Google around the country, which is exactly what we need.
Jason Koebler
4.28.16
Australia
Australia

Is High-Speed Internet a Basic Right? Canada Is Debating That Now

Internet access is still spotty in rural and Northern Canada.
Amanda Roth
4.11.16
Internet
Internet

Iran’s ‘National Internet’ Offers Connectivity at the Cost of Censorship

Human rights group Article 19 produced a new report looking at Iran’s ongoing investment in its own “clean” internet.
Corin Faife
3.29.16
TELEVISION
TELEVISION

Unused TV Bandwidth Could Bring Over a Billion in Rural India Online

Connecting the most unconnected may just be a matter of using what's already there.
Michael Byrne
3.21.16
power
power

The FCC IS Finalizing Its Plan to Subsidize Broadband for the Poor

The plan is meant to close the digital divide and address the “homework gap.”
Kari Paul
3.8.16
short circuit
short circuit

India Bans Facebook's Free Internet Service Because It Violates Net Neutrality

The controversial program offered mobile web access to limited websites and services, sparking criticism among open internet proponents.
Nicholas Deleon
2.8.16