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Connect America II could push telecom revenues millions higher

Phase two of the Connect America Fund (CAF II) will offer some $1.7 billion annually through 2020 to AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Windstream, and Verizon for rural broadband. Read More »

Obama names Broadband Opportunity Council

This week, President Obama created a Broadband Opportunity Council, which will include 25 federal agencies and departments, to increase broadband investments. Read More »

Telecom trade group challenges new net neutrality rules

Trade group U.S. Telecom this week filed a federal court petition for a review of the new net neutrality rules. Read More »

Fiber expansion at CenturyLink

CenturyLink plans to expand its fiber network service from its present locations in Omaha, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City to metro areas around the West and Mid-West. Read More »

Buried FTC report found Google altered search results

The Wall Street Journal was mistakenly sent a 2012 FTC report that concluded that Google was indeed, as suspected, altering search results. Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

Civil rights group urges expansion and improvement of Lifeline

“As broadband rapidly replaces voice service as the basic communications tool for our era, the FCC should rapidly update Lifeline to match the times," wrote the LCCHR. Read More »

Five years into the National Broadband Plan

Five years ago, Blair Levin oversaw the development of the National Broadband Plan; now, he's beginning a look back with Celebrating a Fifth O’Planniversary, on the Benton Foundation’s website. Read More »

Expand Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is supporting an upgrade and expansion of the Lifeline program which, she said, "was established in the mid '80s, has been stuck in the mid '80s.” Read More »

Google Fiber: Killer Rabbit or Tiny Bunny?

Analyst Craig Moffett wrote, “Google Fiber is a bit like Ebola: very scary and something to be taken seriously. [However] it gets more press attention than it deserves.” Read More »

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