FCC Rural Broadband Fund Would Move Funds From Existing Program | Nextgov

The rural broadband fund that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed last week would rely on funding from an existing broadband program slated to expire next year, while also setting higher standards for internet speeds, according to the FCC. … Continue reading

Mike Leff: AT&T to Help Department of Navy Transition to FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network | ExecutiveBiz

The Department of the Navy has agreed to deploy a national public safety broadband network from AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority across Navy and Marine Corps installations in the U.S., Seeking Alpha reported Monday. “We are honored to … Continue reading

Demographics of Internet and Home Broadband Usage in the United States

The internet represents a fundamental shift in how Americans connect with one another, gather information and conduct their day-to-day lives. For more than 15 years, Pew Research Center has documented its growth and distribution in the United States. Explore the … Continue reading

SpaceX Wants FCC Approval of 1 Million Satellite Broadband Earth Stations | Via Satellite

SpaceX is looking to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a blanket license to operate up to 1 million fixed earth stations for its Starlink satellite broadband constellation. The application was filed under SpaceX Services, a SpaceX sister company. GeekWire … Continue reading

Trump Administration Releases Rural Broadband Strategy | Nextgov

A report released by the White House, which was compiled by 20 agencies, includes the widely cited statistic that 24 million people can’t get broadband service in the United States, with about 80 percent of those people living in rural … Continue reading

Iridium Launches ‘Certus’ Broadband Service; Matt Desch Quoted | ExecutiveBiz

Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. Iridium Certus “will enable us to provide broadband connections to teams, vehicles and the important IoT ‘things’ that are in the 80-plus percent … Continue reading

Pennsylvania’s Broadband Challenges Are Worse Than Thought | Route Fifty

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University spent much of this year studying internet speeds across the state, and found that only a small fraction of residents—just under 10 percent—live in areas that meet the Federal Communication Commission’s minimum speed needed for … Continue reading

Capacity Media | US ‘one of most costly Western nations for broadband’

Fixed broadband customers in Ukraine pay an average of $5 a month, while Americans pay 14 times that – making the US one of the most expensive places in the world for fast internet service. The US is 120th most … Continue reading

FCC Commissioner calls public broadband ‘ominous threat’ to First Amendment | TheHill

FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly claimed that “municipalities such as Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Wilson, North Carolina, have been notorious for their use of speech codes in the terms of service of state-owned networks, prohibiting users from transmitting content that falls into … Continue reading

AT&T’s fix for the broadband mapping problem? Get everyone’s address | FierceWireless

Federal telecom regulators have a well-documented problem: They don’t know where telecommunications services are, exactly. But AT&T is proposing a potential solution to this problem. And it’s a solution that involves one big element: Get everyone’s address. Source: AT&T’s fix … Continue reading