Internet Access

Trump Administration Releases Rural Broadband Strategy

Officials estimate that 24 million people in the United States can't get broadband internet service. Eighty percent of those people live in rural areas.

Congress Races to the Finish Line Amid Shutdown Threat

The Senate passed lots of tech-centric bills and set the stage for next year’s privacy debate.

Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

DISA Outlines Plans to Wall Off the Public Internet

The agency extended the deadlines for vendors to submit white papers for the cloud-based system.

Google Employees Stand With Amnesty International In Condemning Google

The tech company is moving forward with its plans to create a censored search engine in China

Russian Intel Chief: Internet Should Be Controlled By ‘Proper Authorities’

The FSB says it’s trying to curb extremism online — but it’s also muting foreign and dissenting voices.

Eliminating Tech Tribalism in Government

Are public sector agencies ready take tech collaboration to the next level? Our survey says government officials want to, but don’t know where to start.

Lawmakers Go to School on Wi-Fi and Urge Online Privacy Rights

The Senate also finally passed a bill to change the name of DHS’ cybersecurity agency.

Senators, Providers Criticize ‘Unpredictable’ FCC Funding for Rural Broadband

“Cutting [Universal Service Fund] support cuts the legs out of the business case for rural broadband in many places,” said one telecom CEO.

Broadband Access Lags on Tribal Lands, Study Finds

More than a third of Americans residing on tribal land lack high-speed internet access.