Broadband

Coalition Opposes Bad Broadband Proposals

A coalition of center-right organizations sent an open letter to Senators asking for common sense policies to expand broadband adoption without needlessly wasting taxpayer dollars or empowering unelected bureaucrats. You can read the letter below or as a pdf by clicking HERE July 23, 2021 RE: Broadband Infrastructure…

Don’t Waste This Moment to Close the Digital Divide on Bad Policies

By: Katie McAuliffe Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a panel entitled “Investing in Broadband to Narrow the Digital Divide.” This panel featured:  Mike O’Reilly, former Commissioner of the FCC Shirley Bloomfield, CEO of NTCA Jay Schwarz, VP of Comcast for Public Policy Brett Kilbourne, General Counsel for the Utilities technology Council.  It…

Errors in Germany’s Broadband Deployment

By: Katie McAuliffe Germany’s failure to incentivize private companies to invest in broadband infrastructure and deployment has led to them having very poor internet access. This should serve as an example to US policymakers who think that broadband networks can magically materialize by ignoring private sector investment in broadband. This…

EU Shows Government Regulation Expands the Digital Divide

By: Bridget Visconti There is a persistent myth that Europe somehow has better, cheaper broadband than the United States. Now we have even more hard data that shows this is not true. US broadband prices are decreasing, the network is more resilient, and US internet users have better and…

Biden Kicks Municipal Broadband Dead Horse

By: Noah Vehafric President Biden announced his “American Jobs Plan” – a two trillion dollar spending package meant to target all sorts of infrastructural issues. Here at Digital Liberty we are taking the magnifying glass to see how the President’s Plan will impact technology and broadband.  Biden’s plan “prioritizes…

Broadband Expanded to More Americans with Private Sector Investment

By: Noah Vehafric As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into the new year, one of the lessons we can takeaway is how important having access to broadband is. Americans use broadband to work, see healthcare providers and students use it to learn – all from their home. Families and communities without…

American Broadband Keeps Improving

By: Laurel Duggan Broadband access has been a top priority for President Trump. A recent progress report reveals the stunning progress his administration has made on this front. Four million rural Americans have gained access to broadband during his presidency thus far, and the number of Americans without access…

ETC Regulation Stifles Broadband Expansion

By: Laurel Duggan Innovation has driven transformative change in telecommunications. The government is struggling to keep up. As communications providers expand into unserved areas, a regulation written a full decade before the invention of the iPhone is slowing them down and driving up their costs. The Universal Support Fund (USF) aims…

FCC Makes Headway in Shared Spectrum

The FCC announced on Monday, September 16th that it would approve five spectrum access system administrators to begin initial commercial deployments in the 3.5 GHz band.

Coming this August: More Broadband for Small Businesses

The House Committee on Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Infrastructure met June 25 to hear testimony from a group of rural telecommunications providers on improving the quality of current broadband maps to collect more accurate broadband coverage data.