Internet Access

U.S. Officially Leads the Freedom Online Coalition for the First Time

The U.S. will helm the chairship position at the Freedom Online Coalition, focusing on promoting digital liberties and enforcing AI standards and safeguards.

Commerce Announces Over $18M in Digital Education Funding

The Biden administration allocated millions to help further technology access and digital literacy skills within five universities.

Thousands of US Telecom Workers Needed to Deploy Broadband, Watchdog Says

The Government Accountability Office found “mixed evidence” that there is a shortage of skilled workers needed to carry out broadband deployment efforts.

DOD Announces New Contract Awards for Its 'Internet in Space' Effort

Amazon, Microsoft and SpiderOak will help the Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit develop a space-based communications network.

SpaceX’s Starlink Petitions 'Grossly Unfair' Denial of $885M in Broadband Funding

The Federal Communications Commission rejected the bid, citing concerns that Starlink would not be able to meet the required speeds, which Starlink has since refuted.

Louisiana Becomes First State to Receive Internet for All Grants

The Department of Commerce is focusing on bridging digital divides across all rural communities in the U.S.

Over $105 Million Going to Better Internet for Native American Communities

The Department of Commerce announced a series of new grants through the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

Biden Administration Launches New Component To Internet Expansion

The Internet for All program utilizes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill to deploy internet connectivity nationwide.

US and Allies Attribute Attack on U.S. Satellite Provider in Ukraine to Russia

Officials are highlighting significant spillover effects from the attack—including damage to infrastructure supporting wind farms—into Central Europe.

Biden, Harris Unveil New Internet Connectivity Subsidies

The White House announced new federal credits for low income households to have access to high speed internet.

U.S. Enters International Initiative to Oppose Online Disinformation and Censorship

The consortium of countries will work to advance an inclusive global internet to combat digital censorship.

Lawmakers Request Agency Support in Broadband Rollouts

Democrats from the House Energy and Commerce Committee asked the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to help make good on broadband development with Bipartisan Infrastructure funding.

New Bipartisan Bill Would Allow U.S. Govt To Provide Internet In War Zones

The Safely Accessing Telecommunications Act allows the Defense and State Departments to procure telecommunication services on behalf of countries in conflict.

Commerce Gives Over $277 million In Grants To Build Out Broadband

Millions were dispersed across 12 states and territories to develop stronger internet infrastructure, a key mission in the Biden administration agenda.