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
READ HERE: 2 GOP Sens. Want C-Band Proceeds Put Into Broadband Fund By Andrew Kragie Law360 (March 8, 2021, 6:58 PM EST) — A pair of key Republican senators have introduced a bill that would require the federal government to use revenue from an ongoing spectrum auction to expand access to broadband internet and upgrade communications infrastructure.
READ HERE: GOP Leaders Press FCC To Speed Up Broadband Maps By Kelcee Griffis Law360 (March 8, 2021, 3:12 PM EST) — A handful of House and Senate Republicans are pressing acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to explain why her projected timeline for updating broadband maps lengthened from a few months to a year. According to a