Tag Archives: consumer issues

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Municipal Broadband Is Roadblocked or Outlawed in 20 States

Since our last municipal broadband state laws report in 2016, we’ve added Montana to the list of states with legal… Continue reading →

FCC vs FTC: Who Polices the Internet After Net Neutrality?

Update: this post has been updated as of May 2018 to reflect new appointees under the Trump Administration. With the… Continue reading →

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State-by-State Net Neutrality Laws Breakdown

This post will be updated weekly through Q2 2018 with the latest updates on Net Neutrality state laws and legal… Continue reading →

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FCC Concludes Satellite Internet Is Good Enough for Rural Broadband

The FCC’s 2018 Broadband Deployment Report has been raising eyebrows in Net Neutrality circles thanks to its move to classify… Continue reading →

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FCC Broadband Definition Has Changed Before and Will Change Again

The official FCC broadband definition is a minimum of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload. This standard was introduced… Continue reading →

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FCC Broadband Progress Reports: Historical Analysis 1999–2018

The semi-annual FCC Broadband Progress Report is essentially a pass/fail grade for the entire telecommunications industry (meaning ISPs like Comcast,… Continue reading →

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FCC Report Concludes US Internet Speeds Are ‘Among Worst in the Developed World’

Data in the 2018 FCC International Broadband Data Report [1] shows that US broadband speeds have climbed the charts to… Continue reading →

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WISPs Are The Real Heroes in Bridging The Digital Divide

As of 2018, industry records show that the “digital divide” leaves nearly a quarter of the US without wired broadband… Continue reading →

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How to Save Money on Your Internet and TV Bill

The average cable bill in the US has risen 39% in the past five years, reaching almost $100 per month…. Continue reading →

Who Are the FCC Commissioners and Where Do They Side on Net Neutrality?

The war over how to regulate the internet has a key problem: the process for creating regulation is so complex… Continue reading →