Internet Access

Democratic Candidates Need to Learn to Play the Long Game on Broadband

Putting monopoly-style regulations from the 1930s on the competitive broadband sector won't work.

Agriculture Funds More than $1 Billion in Projects to Boost Rural Infrastructure

The broadband and electric investments aim to benefit more than 1.5 million businesses and residents.

VA Stands Up Private, Virtual Exam Rooms to Bring Telehealth to Rural Communities

The agency is collaborating with corporate partners to provide veterans with comfortable, private spaces to have video appointments with their VA providers, much closer to home.

5 Milestones that Created the Internet, 50 Years After the First Network Message

Will 2019 events become a turning point for the internet?

Russia Will Test Its Ability to Disconnect from the Internet

The nascent RuNet is meant to allow the country to survive an attack — and Putin to monitor and control the population.

States Can Craft Own Net Neutrality Rules, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court upheld much of the FCC’s rollback of net neutrality rules but found that the commission overstepped its authority when it blocked states from enacting their own internet regulations.

How Dissidents Are Using Shortwave Radio to Broadcast News Into China

Pro-democracy forces are locked in a cat-and-mouse game with the Chinese government, playing out on the airwaves, the internet and across the globe.

The Role States Are Playing in Expanding Broadband Access

New research offers a window into what states are doing to help get about 20 million Americans who now lack reliable, high-speed internet connected with the service.

There’s Too Little Outcry When a Government Blocks the Internet

For its own citizens’ safety, and for grand strategy’s sake, the U.S. government needs to up the pressure.

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It’s Not Just the Citizenship Question—the Digital Divide Could Hurt the Count of Latinos in the Census

Fear of government, a question about citizenship, and uncertain internet connections have created the perfect storm for an undercount of the Latino population, a new report argues.

The End of Cyberspace

Internet theorists and companies once declared themselves free of nations and governance, but that’s all over now.

USDA Accepting Applications to Fund Rural Broadband Services

The agency is making at least $600 million available for the project.

Russians Will Soon Lose Uncensored Access to the Internet

A new law allows the Kremlin to spy on, filter, and control the country’s online activity, alarming human-rights watchdogs.

DISA Awards Two Contracts to Build a Moat Around the Pentagon’s Internet

The two selected vendors will prototype cloud-based systems that isolate the department’s internal network from the public internet while still allowing employees to browse the web.

When a Country Bans Social Media

Sri Lanka’s ban on social media forces a question nobody wants to ask: What if a global media network is impossible?

Hurd: Congress Must Make Sure Artificial Intelligence Maintains Western Values

Lawmakers need to pave the way for AI by encouraging widespread 5G adoption, Rep. Will Hurd said.