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Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps
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Enlarge (credit: Steve Johnson / Flickr) The Federal Communications Commission is planning to raise the rural broadband standard from 10Mbps to 25Mbps in a move that would require faster Internet speeds in certain government-subsidized networks. The FCC’s Connect America Fund (CAF) distributes more than $1.5 billion a year to AT&T, CenturyLink, and other carriers to […]

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Supreme Court denies broadband industry petition to scrub favorable net neutrality court decision from history
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The Supreme Court today offered moral support for net neutrality activists and a soft setback for the current FCC’s agenda by declining to revisit a major case supportive of the 2015 rules. It essentially sets in stone the fundamental legality of those rules — not good PR for the agency that just rolled them back […]

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Unhappy Elon Musk went on firing spree over slow satellite broadband progress
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Enlarge / Elon Musk at a SpaceX press conference on September 17, 2018 in Hawthorne, California. (credit: Getty Images | Mario Tama) SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently “fired at least seven” managers in order to speed up development and testing of satellites that could provide broadband around the world, Reuters reported today. SpaceX has Federal […]

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FCC leaders say we need a 'national mission' to fix rural broadband     – CNET
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Ajit Pai and Jessica Rosenworcel may disagree on the net neutrality angle, but they do agree on finding inspiration in the 1930s.

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In farm country, forget broadband. You might not have internet at all     – CNET
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5G is around the corner, yet pockets of America still can’t get basic internet access.

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T-Mobile aims to lower broadband prices with its 5G service
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More and more companies are turning to at-home 5G service to fill in the gaps in availability of broadband internet. Now, T-Mobile has revealed details about its plans for at-home 5G service to the FCC, as was first spotted by Fierce Wireless.

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FCC Data Exaggerates Broadband Access On Tribal Lands
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Broadband access in tribal areas is likely even worse than previously thought because Federal Communications Commission data overstates deployment, according to a new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). FCC data collection was already known to be suspect throughout the U.S., not just in […]

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FCC funds rural broadband for more than 700,000 homes and businesses
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As part of its efforts to make broadband more available in rural areas, the Federal Communications Commission announced that the Connect America Fund Phase II "reverse auction" will bring broadband service to more than 700,000 homes and businesses fo…

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FCC stands by decision to raise broadband prices on American Indians
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Enlarge / Kayenta, AZ – 25 July 2016: Poor rural housing estate of Native Americans at the Navajo reservation (Navajo Nation) in the Arizona desert. (credit: Bloomberg | Erik Tham) The Federal Communications Commission is refusing to reverse a decision that will take a broadband subsidy away from many American Indians. Under Chairman Ajit Pai’s […]

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