As the agency moves forward with its misinformation campaign to reverse open internet protections, these key points are worth highlighting.
It’s hard to defend legislation that undermines essential privacy rights. But that hasn’t stopped the broadband industry and its many friends in Washington from trying.
The Massachusetts senator reinforced his commitment to consumer rights this week by strongly opposing a Senate resolution to roll back internet users’ privacy.
Low-income communities are being stranded as everyone else catches a ride on the information superhighway.
Chocolate, wine, coffee -- these are just some of the foods we'll lose due to climate change; an American expat living in France explains why "Americans are suckers who have themselves to blame for crappy broadband"; meanwhile, a town in Alaska may become the first place in the U.S. to tax churches. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The United States has fallen behind competing nations in the speed of its Internet infrastructure. There's more than faster movie downloads at stake. And yes, there are sleazy corporate stances muddying up the issue.
Congress asked the FCC to develop a national broadband plan, and the agency is running with it. Among the FCC's just announced long-term goals: for every American to have access to affordable broadband, for at least 100 million Americans to have access to 100-mbps download speeds and for the U.S. to have the broadest and fastest wireless networks in the world.