States, communities struggle to meet deadline in broadband funding process

Jan 13, 2023
The deadline is this week to file challenges to FCC maps that will be used to dole out $42.5 billion in funding.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Act provides about $42.5 billion in funding to expand broadband access, but the application deadline is fast approaching and some states are looking for more time.
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Schools call on FCC for cybersecurity funding

Sep 22, 2022
School districts big and small are increasingly popular targets for ransomware attacks.
Students arrive at a Los Angeles elementary school in August 2021. The district is grappling with the fallout from a ransomware attack early this month.
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Change in FCC leadership may renew net neutrality battle

Dec 1, 2020
Ajit Pai's departure could lead to a Democratic majority on the commission and is expected to spark new policy fights.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks before a Senate panel in June. The commission's balance of power may change under the Biden administration.
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5G networks could pose a cybersecurity risk. So who's in charge of making sure they don't?

Jan 31, 2019
And what role should the Federal Communications Commission have?
"If cybersecurity is one of the principal challenges that will define the remainder of the 21st century, then let's have a Manhattan Project to make sure we've got that security," says former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.
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5G wireless without China

Jan 7, 2019
Washington regulators are debating a ban on Chinese telecom hardwire, but rural America may pay the price.
The FCC is considering a ban on Chinese telecom hardware like that made by telecom giant ZTE.
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Who's going to pay for 5G?

Sep 26, 2018
The Federal Communications Commission is seeking to limit the municipal fees that wireless companies must pay to install their new 5G antennas.
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Net neutrality is gone, so now what for consumers?

Dec 14, 2017
The FCC vote lifts many restrictions on internet service providers.

For public good, not for profit.

Is it worth commenting on a federal rule?

Nov 22, 2017
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to repeal rules on net neutrality that say internet providers can’t choose to load some websites faster than others. But before the agency could make that announcement, it had to go through what’s called a comment period to release its proposal to the public and then give people a […]

FCC targets net neutrality

Nov 21, 2017
The next target of the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback appears to be net neutrality. The Obama-era rule that says all internet traffic has to be treated equally. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to release a new net neutrality rule this week reversing that decision. Here’s how net neutrality works. Think of the web as […]

Can a free market solve the digital divide?

Sep 12, 2017
FCC chairman Ajit Pai believes fewer regulations and more competition will lead to broadband expansion.
Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai participates in a discussion at The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in May in Washington, DC. 
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