Report Blasts Broadband Industry For Fueling Digital Divide

By Andrea Germanos, Commondreams. -

As federal lawmakers held a hearing Thursday on broadband equity, a new report details how the internet service provider industry, through hiked prices and disappearing lower-priced offerings, is [...]

FCC Must Expand The E-Rate Program To Connect Students During Pandemic

By Shiva Stella, Public Knowledge. -

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined Access Humboldt, Benton Institute for Broadband and Society, Consumer Reports, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing comments in response to the [...]

The FCC And States Must Ban Digital Redlining

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

The rollout of fiber broadband will never make it to many communities in the US. That’s because large, national ISPs are currently laying fiber primarily focused on high-income users to the [...]

How Our Biggest ISPs Are Failing Students During COVID-19

By Brandon Forester, Tech Dirt. -

Early in the pandemic, one of our MediaJustice Network members reached out to us in hopes we could support a group of high school students in Baltimore who were trying to amplify their campaign. [...]

A Tale Of Two Titles

By Dana Floberg, Tech Dirt. -

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a reliable broadband connection is a health and safety necessity. Families need the internet to connect to remote work, virtual classrooms, election information and [...]

The Triumph Of The Commons In The UK

By Dr. Simon Kaye, Shareable. -

United Kingdom - There are thousands of community-powered initiatives in action across the UK. Projects to bring broadband to a rural place that wasn’t expecting it to arrive for years, generate [...]

OTI Condemns ‘Unhinged’ FCC, Urges Restoration Of Net Neutrality

By Open Technology Institute. -

Washington, DC - On October 27, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to reaffirm its 2017 repeal of net neutrality. The vote is a response to Mozilla v. FCC, a 2019 court ruling [...]

The Last Smash And Grab At The Federal Communications Commission

By Ernesto Falcon, EFF. -

When the Department of Justice successfully broke up the AT&T monopoly into regional companies, it needed Congress to pass a law to open up the regional companies (known as Incumbent Local [...]

Skills For Revolutionary Survival: Communications

By The Javelina Network of the IAF-FAI. -

Face the facts. We are tied to our devices in ways that are incredibly useful for organizing, but that also expose us to isolation should the state and companies take away these technologies. [...]

FCC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality Is Still Wrong

By Timothy Karr, Free Press. -

Washington - In a blog post on Monday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai wrote that he stands by the agency's unpopular repeal of Net Neutrality rules. Pai also circulated a [...]

In The Classroom That Zoom Built

By Belle Chesler, Tom Dispatch. -

Do you hear that silence? That’s the absence of footsteps echoing through our nation’s public school hallways. It’s the silence of teaching in a virtual space populated with students on mute [...]