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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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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 →

DSL vs Cable vs Fiber

While politicians and media might have you believe that the Internet is delivered by “a series of tubes,” [1] anybody… 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 →

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Why Is the American Internet Empire Crumbling?

The colossal labyrinth of pulses and wires we refer to as “the Internet” is sort of like the jumble of… Continue reading →

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Report: Every ETC Registered with the FCC’s Lifeline Program

This post includes: An overview of the Lifeline program and how it works A comprehensive list of registered ETCs (Eligible… Continue reading →

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How to Determine Which Internet Plan Is Right for You

Getting a broadband connection to your house can be a frustrating process. Choosing an Internet plan used to be a… Continue reading →

Municipal Broadband Roadblocks

Disclaimer: this report has been updated. For updated information, please see our 2018 Municipal Broadband State Laws Report. 34 million… Continue reading →

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Cable, Satellite, IPTV & OTT Streaming: What’s the Difference?

Understanding the difference between Cable TV, Sattelite TV, IPTV, and OTT (over-the-top) streaming services can be tricky — particularly as… Continue reading →