Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands

Brian Howard, Traci Morris  |  Research  |  Arizona State University Federal data continues to show tribal lands are the least connected areas of the country. This survey found that residents on tribal lands are predominantly using smartphones to access the internet, while many are also accessing it through public Wi-Fi or at a friend/relative’s house. However, the data should […]

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These Cities Have the Fastest, Slowest Internet in Rural America

The Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia.boasts the fastest internet of any rural US city while Newcastle, California has the slowest, according to ByAngela Moscaritolo October 1, 2019 5:00AM EST Clocking an average speed of 113.6 Megabits per second (Mbps), the Atlanta suburb of Hampton, Georgia. boasts the fastest internet of any rural city in […]

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Inside The Movement To Improve Access To High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

September 30, 20195:02 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered PAUL FLAHIVE FROM Broadband Internet is a fact of life for most Americans. But 21 million people do not have access to high-speed connections at all. In rural areas, there’s a move to improve the situation. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: It’s time now for All Tech Considered. (SOUNDBITE […]

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National Tribal Broadband Summit

Department of the Interior, Department of Education, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services09/23/2019 – 08:00 to 09/24/2019 – 16:30 The National Tribal Broadband Summit will connect tribal leaders with private sector and federal decision makers to explore ways to expand broadband capacity and investment in American Indian and Alaska Native communities, schools, and libraries. The summit will […]


New Study Finds All-Fiber Deployments to 90% of Households Achievable in Next Decade

Washington, DC (September 10, 2019) — Today, the Fiber Broadband Association and strategy consulting firm Cartesian released a study that explores the costs associated with deploying all-fiber networks to all households across the entire United States. The study finds that: Today, we are on a pace to deploy all-fiber networks to about 50% of US households […]

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A Policymaker’s Guide to Broadband Competition

Doug Brake and Robert D. Atkinson September 3, 2019Policymakers should enable entry into the broadband market, but avoid undermining the dynamism of the sector by actively promoting additional competitors. Introduction How to Think About Competition The Two Models for Broadband Competition Municipal Broadband Intermodal and Cross-Platform Competition Net Neutrality and Competition Conclusion Endnotes INTRODUCTION Competition is a […]

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Digital Divide Policy Enters the National Conversation

 You’re reading the Benton Foundation’s Weekly Digest, a recap of the biggest (or most overlooked) telecommunications stories of the week. The digest is delivered via e-mail each Friday. Round-Up for the Week of August 12-16, 2019 As we highlighted last week, 2020 presidential candidates are starting to release policy proposals targeting the digital divide. This week, […]