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The best way to protect the open Internet

Blair Levin fears that the DC court of appeals’ decision on net neutrality is making our lack of high-speed broadband even problem worse. Read More »

The DC court decision and the meaning of net neutrality

If you’re wondering what the DC appeals court decision means, read this excellent summary by Kevin Taglang of the Benton Foundation. Read More »

Wheeler defends open Internet principles

Following the U.S. appeals court decision limiting net neutrality, FCC Chairman Tom wheeler vowed to "consider all available options, including those for appeal, to ensure... a free and open platform for innovation and expression...” Read More »

New OECD stats show U.S. shortcomings

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) the U.S. is seventh in wireless broadband subscriptions, but lags 14th in percentage of fiber connections. Read More »

African American tech use: same and different

According to a new Pew study, the black/white ‘digital divide’ continues to persist, but African American mobile use exceeds whites. And Internet use is also a matter of education and income. Read More »

The ubiquity principle in the IP transition

In transitioning to IP service, says Ted Gotsch, the FCC should craft rules which "will be instrumental in closing the digital divide." Read More »

Latest FCC Internet Access Report

The FCC's new Internet Access Services report shows a significant jump in past year of high-speed fixed and mobile Internet connections. Read More »

Wireless only households continue to surge

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control's most recent National Health Interview Survey, more than half of Americans (55 percent) primarily or exclusively use their wireless phone. Read More »

Verizon CEO says read his lips: no new FiOS

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told attendees at a major media conference that the company is not going to extend its FiOS range. Read More »

Connect America adds $255 million to rural broadband funding

The FCC added $255 million to its Connect America Fund “to provide new broadband access to over 400,000 homes and businesses in rural areas of 41 states.” Read More »

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