How Tax Reform Can Support Rural Broadband

Brookings: Nicol Turner-Lee, Fellow - Governance Studies, Center for Technology Innovation Not all U.S. communities are created equal when it comes to broadband deployment and availability. Earlier this year, my colleagues Blair Levin and Carol Mattey shared the challenges associated with deploying broadband in rural areas. According to the authors, it is not only expensive, … Continue reading How Tax Reform Can Support Rural Broadband

How tax reform can support rural broadband

Nicol Turner-Lee Brookings Techtank: Not all U.S. communities are created equal when it comes to broadband deployment and availability. Earlier this year, my colleagues Blair Levin and Carol Mattey shared the challenges associated with deploying broadband in rural areas. According to the authors, it is not only expensive, but it does not necessarily yield a … Continue reading How tax reform can support rural broadband

Rural ISPs Fight AT&T and Verizon for Spectrum

The proposal for the 3.5 GHz spectrum would increase the size and duration of licenses to use the mid-band airwaves. It's sparked a regulatory fight, with Google and rural internet service providers pitted against the biggest wireless companies, Margaret reports. Companies like AT&T and Verizon covet the spectrum for future 5G service, where they're making … Continue reading Rural ISPs Fight AT&T and Verizon for Spectrum

Broadband On The Brain

The House Rural Broadband Caucus plans a staff briefing today on changes to the FCC's Mobility Fund. Panelists are US Cellular's Grant Spellmeyer, Mosaik's Chip Strange, Cellcom's Larry Lueck and the Competitive Carriers Association's Tim Donovan. "As demand for spectrum to power internet-connected devices skyrockets and the need to extend broadband service in rural areas … Continue reading Broadband On The Brain

In 2016 Space X Revealed Plans for Gigabit Broadband by Satellite

Space X has filed applications with the FCC to deploy a constellation of more than 4,000 satellites tasked with bringing gigabit broadband service to the masses. According to the applications made with the FCC, Space X’s plan involves the launch of 4,425 satellites into low-earth orbit, operating in the Ku and Ka frequency bands. Space … Continue reading In 2016 Space X Revealed Plans for Gigabit Broadband by Satellite