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Gigabit Opportunity Zones Bill Introduced

Sen Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has introduced a bill, the Gigabit Opportunity (or GO) Act, that she says would accelerate the deployment of high-speed broadband in low-income and rural communities.

[UPDATED] Former FCC Commissioner McDowell Joins Mobile Future

Former Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission Robert McDowell has joined Mobile Future as chief public policy advisor.

INCOMPAS to FCC: Delay Business Data Serivces Vote

INCOMPAS, which represents competitive carriers, wants the Federal Communications Commission to hold off on planned vote April 20 on FCC chair Ajit Pai's business data services deregulation until it releases the list of counties it presumes have c

CenturyLink Gets GSA VoIP Contract

CenturyLink has snagged a potential $6 million-plus contract to provide Voice over Internet Protocol services to the General Services Administration.

Broadband ISPs’ Big Data Privacy Grab

[Commentary] The Internet service providers and ad-industry lobbyists disingenuously claim that having the Federal Trade Commission protect consumer privacy for all Internet companies, including ISPs and data giants like Google, is the most effect

FCC Privacy Rule Foes: Time for Hill Reset

Groups representing Internet service providers, tech companies and online advertisers said March 28 that congressional repudiation of the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy framework was a "vital step" toward creating a "truly c

Demand Progress Seeks Funds for Pro-Privacy Rules Push

Demand Progress is asking for contributions for a "grassroots" push to fight Republicans' effort to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules.

Dish to Rep Eshoo: We Agree Consumers Shouldn't Be Pawns

Not surprisingly, Dish blamed Hearst for the ongoing retransmission consent impasse that kept Hearst stations of the satellite operator. That came in response to a letter from Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) late last week.

Top Cable Operators Dominate Broadband in 2016

The nation’s largest cable operators again took the lion’s share of broadband subscriber adds in 2016, according to a new analysis from Leichtman Research Group.

House Communications Subcommittee Hearing March 21 Looks Into Lowering Broadband Barriers

The House Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing March 21 on how to eliminate barriers to broadband infrastructure.