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Obama aims to unleash broadband boost
In visit to Iowa, President Obama will push to end laws that limit Internet coverage
Research Study Shows NTIA Broadband Grants Provided Billions in Economic Benefits
NTIA review of economic impact resulting from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act monies
FCC Chairman Wheeler Hints at Shift in Net Neutrality Rules
On Wednesday, Wheeler suggested that he would propose rules next month that would treat broadband Internet service providers as utilities subject to more intense regulation than they have been in the…
Only 25Mbps and up will qualify as broadband under new FCC definition
Broadband not being deployed “in a reasonable and timely fashion," Wheeler says.
Apps Everywhere, but No Unifying Link
Webpage navigation has been simplified, but now apps need to follow
Does Comcast Really Reach Out to Poor People?
Big Internet providers provide subsidized service to the most needy population
Year in Review: Making Sense of 2014
2014 may not have been the year, but there are definitive signs that we’re pointed in the right direction.
FCC Raises E-Rate Cap Despite Opposition
The new order went into effect after a 3-2 vote at a meeting on Thursday, Dec. 11, and means that next year, school districts are more likely to receive support for on-campus Internet connections.
Ignoring AT&T and Verizon protests, FCC says “broadband” has to be 10Mbps
ISPs that accept government subsidies must offer at least 10Mbps instead of 4.
How cheap does the Internet have to be to get everyone online?
FCC estimates a 10% increase in adoption with a 15% decrease in cost
Celebrating Computer Science Education Week, Kids Code at the White House
President Obama codes with area students to kick-off computer science education week
What the heck is 5G? The mobile world is just as unsure as we are
The future of 4G
2015 New Year's Resolution: Remove Public Broadband Handcuffs
In order for municipal broadband to grow, barriers need removed
$6.4 Billion to be Spent on Civic Tech in 2015, Report Says
New analysis says the rise of the civic tech market has grown roots, and its growth with be 14 times faster than traditional government IT spending at the state and local levels.
Cuomo’s $500m broadband push to start in January
New York's Governor announces $500 million broadband expansion program
A unified 20-year history of the radically changing way we relate to the Web
A brief look at the history and evolution of the Internet
4 Trends to Watch in 2015
In the New Year, municipalities will face the challenge of ensuring that their data-driven approaches empower them to be responsive to citizens’ wants, needs and ideas.
Internet-Connected Things Will Soon Outnumber People
The growing Internet of Things brings new opportunities and challenges.
In 2014, the Internet added an entire United States to its User Base
Internet users grow to new records
Tennessee Leaders Call on the FCC to Axe State Broadband Restrictions
Representatives from state and local government, along with private-sector leaders, rallied on Tuesday in support of a petition to the FCC to vacate state laws that prevent expansion of gigabit…
Pay Phones in New York City Will Become Free Wi-Fi Hot Spots
Pay phone network will be one of the biggest in the world
Why the South Lags Behind when it Comes to Home Broadband Use
Barriers to adoption include income and education
2014 Digital Cities: Winners Focus on Innovation, Boosting Transparency and Privacy
In this year's Digital Cities Survey, top cities recognize the value of technology, empower their tech leaders and use new ideas to make life better for everyone who lives there.
FCC Receives Almost 200 applicants for Rural Broadband Experiments
Applications will now be reviewed and winners announced early 2015
Possible 'hybrid' Net neutrality rules get chilly reception
A recap of the FCC's proposed hybrid plan for net neutrality

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