The Federal Reserve is taking on the digital divide

Oct 8, 2018
Almost 40 percent of rural America doesn't have access to broadband internet or reliable mobile service.
A reel tender helps install fiber-optic cable onto telephone poles in Louisville, Colorado, in 2001.
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Trump speaks to farmers, highlighting taxes and trade

Jan 8, 2018
The president announced a new initiative to expand access to rural broadband in a speech to the Farm Bureau convention.
President Donald Trump speaks at the American Farm Bureau Federations 99th Annual Convention at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee, today.

Your internet data may be up for sale

Mar 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate voted to kill the FCC's broadband privacy rules. The House will vote Tuesday.
The House of Representatives will vote on repealing the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules on Tuesday after Senate approval last week.
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New York plans to boost broadband infrastructure

Mar 24, 2017
New York is looking to bridge the digital divide by bringing broadband access to every household in the Empire State by the end of next year. It would be the first state in the country to pull that off. Many poor and rural areas lack broadband.  Click the audio player above to hear the full […]

US court halts spread of fast internet in two cities

Aug 11, 2016
The decision directly affects two cities. Indirectly, it could impact a lot more.
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Tom Wheeler speaking at the Mobile World Congress 2015. 
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FCC proposes broadband subsidies for low-income households

Mar 8, 2016
Low-income users would get $9.25 per month under the agency's plan.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn Commissioner speaks at a panel discussion at the Kaiser Family Foundation on November 4, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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Cuba to begin rollout of broadband internet

Feb 2, 2016
Two Havana neighborhoods will get broadband as Cuba's tourism increases.
A Cuban speaks with relatives via internet in a street of Havana. Two Havana neighborhoods will get broadband as Cuba's tourism increases.

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FCC draws back curtain on TV spectrum auction

Oct 16, 2015
The auction will help open up more airwaves for data-hungry consumers.

ConnectHome: Affordable subscriptions to the internet

Jul 15, 2015
Molly Wood talks to HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

May 28, 2015
"Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the 21st century."