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The Internet is Not Working for Everyone

May 26, 2020Source: Benton Institute for Broadband & SocietyAuthor: Kevin TaglangCoverage Type: Analysis We’re all obviously aware of the unprecedented National Emergency President Donald Trump declared on March 13, 2020 and the shelter-at-home orders many have lived under in the last few months. Telework, telehealth, and distance education have all boomed during this time, testing residential broadband networks […]

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While More Americans Rely on Parking Lot Wi-Fi, Many Public Libraries Do Not Have Adequate Broadband

Many digital equity advocates applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s recent clarification explicitly allowing public schools and libraries to let their communities access E-Rate-supported Wi-Fi services while their buildings are closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. This development will hopefully make public libraries feel more comfortable sharing their E-Rate-supported Wi-Fi access without fearing any penalties from the FCC. And, […]

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Stick to Principle: Connect Our Kids

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of April 20-24, 2020 If you are old enough to recall the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, […]

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Keeping K‐12 Students Online and Learning – There’s a Plan for That

 You’re reading the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) broadband stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of April 13-17, 2020 As of April 13, 2020, school closures in the U. S. have impacted at least […]

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Our Broadband Moment–Acting Now and Looking Forward

Copyright Benton Foundation Eleven years ago Congress instructed the Federal Communications Commission to develop a national broadband plan to ensure that all Americans had affordable access to broadband and that America utilized broadband to advance a number of national purposes, including health care, education, job training, public safety, and economic growth. Ten years ago this week, the […]