The Federal Communications Commission wants everyone to download the agency’s speed test smartphone application to help it quickly gather data about network performance across the country. The FCC Speed Test app allows people to find out how fast their mobile and broadband internet connection is working, with the data collected going back to the agency as part
READ HERE: Biden Plan Allocates $100B To Get Every American Online By Kelcee Griffis Law360 (March 31, 2021, 4:03 PM EDT) — The Biden administration’s ambitious infrastructure package announced Wednesday would spend $100 billion to get the entire country connected to broadband service, a goal the administration says is reasonable and achievable. The wide-ranging, eight-year investment plan
READ HERE: FCC Gauges Lifeline’s Progress Toward Shift To Broadband By Christopher Cole Law360 (March 22, 2021, 5:43 PM EDT) — The Federal Communications Commission is asking the public to weigh in ahead of a staff report this summer on the state of the Lifeline low-income program and its shift toward subsidizing broadband service and away from landline. In
READ HERE: Senate Commerce Panel Mulls Broadband Speed Benchmarks By Kelcee Griffis Law360 (March 18, 2021, 6:38 PM EDT) — In a Senate Commerce Committee hearing, rural broadband experts sparred over whether the Federal Communications Commission should raise the threshold of internet speed subsidized by federal funding programs, with one witness saying the agency could incentivize more “ambitious” service quality.
READ HERE: Lawmakers Unveil 3 Bills To Expand Broadband Access By Christopher Cole Law360 (March 10, 2021, 8:15 PM EST) — Three bills introduced in recent days on Capitol Hill would pour new federal investment into high-speed network deployment in rural areas and aim to encourage more public-private partnerships to improve communities’ broadband access. The measures come