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Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler speaks during his keynote conference during the second day of the Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

FCC eyes subsidies for low-income Americans' broadband

May 28, 2015
"Broadband is the indispensable infrastructure of the 21st century."
Posted In: broadband, internet access, low-income, fcc
A Comcast truck is seen parked at one of their centers in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The Comcast merger with Time Warner isn't a sure thing

Feb 24, 2015
A lot has changed since the deal was announced last year.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Mergers and Acquisitions, cable TV, netflix, broadband

How the digital divide impacts inequality

Oct 31, 2014
More than 30 million U.S. homes lack high-speed internet.
Posted In: digital divide, Tech, broadband

Wannabe tech cities need angel investors, too

Aug 5, 2014
What's it take to turn your town into a tech hub? A wealthy resident helps.
Posted In: broadband, Bay Area, Tech

The FCC expands plans for broadband

Aug 23, 2013
It's part of the Connect America Fund, and it's targeted at 600,000 rural homes and businesses that don't have broadband infrastructure.
Posted In: fcc, broadband, Internet, Mark Zuckerberg

Astroturf book reviews and the high-speed Internet debate

Jul 31, 2013
Susan Crawford, who argues high costs are to blame to lack of high-speed Internet, is getting some very fishy-looking reviews on her latest book.
Posted In: Internet, Amazon.com, broadband

When it comes to high-speed Internet, are cable companies all talk?

Jun 18, 2013
Delivering ultra high-speed Internet to users around the country is a challenge, but it's one that cable providers say they are ready and able to tackle.
Posted In: Internet, broadband, Comcast

DIY broadband in northern England

Feb 15, 2013
Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.
Posted In: Internet, broadband, england, utilities

Why the FCC halted LightSquared's wireless network plan

Feb 15, 2012
Federal officials have nixed a plan by broadband company LightSquared to build a national wireless network. Politico's Eliza Krigman explains why and discusses what happens next.
Posted In: lightsquared, wireless, wifi, gps, broadband, national broadband initiative

Online viewing is way up

Nov 17, 2011
Yeah, not a shocker, but the average online video user watches four hours and 38 minutes per month.
Posted In: netflix, video, hulu, broadband

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