FCC Prepares to Push Forward With Streamlining 5G Deployment

“My guess is they just ran out of time and patience for the process to play out,” said one local government advocate.

A New Accelerator for Community-Owned Broadband Networks

Some of the communities selected will be able to begin building within a matter of months.

Cities Release Their Own Broadband Model Code

While a federal committee struggles to reach consensus on a state broadband framework, the National League of Cities created its own, stressing local needs.

FCC’s State Broadband Model Remains a Work in Progress

Local government representatives worry a new code will let wireless providers preempt localities.

FCC Floats Ideas to Fill In Wireless Dead Zones

Both Democrats and Republicans at a congressional hearing agreed that gaps in coverage are a problem. “We’ve got to kick somebody’s ass, truthfully,” said Sen. Jon Tester.

Thousands of Miles of Internet Cables Could Be Underwater by 2033

Rising sea levels could threaten internet access for millions of people, according to a recent study.

Verizon Names Indianapolis Its Final 5G Pilot City

Mayor Joe Hogsett welcomed the increased connectivity for residents, but just where it will occur hasn’t been made public.

Houston Promises Verizon’s Biggest 5G Rollout Yet

The city wanted a deal that improves service in overlooked areas.

Urban Broadband Needs Upgrading, Too

Digital redlining denies as many city residents access to the internet as it does rural Americans in some states, an advocacy group says.

Ranking the ‘Worst Connected’ Cities in the U.S.

This National Digital Inclusion Alliance report isn’t something the local Chamber of Commerce is likely going to put in promotional materials.

States' Rights Advocates Look to Double Down on Supreme Court Sports Betting Win

On issues ranging from sanctuary cities to telecommunications, activists are betting big on the Supreme Court’s sports gambling decision.

Closing the ‘Digital Divide’ Means Sizing It up First

Broadband accessibility advocates worry a bill working its way through the Senate might “water down” the FCC’s minimum speed standard.

San José Paves New Path to 5G With the Wireless Industry

“[W]e can get to good deals for both sides without circumventing local authority,” according to Shireen Santosham, the city’s chief innovation officer.

Delaware Is Dead Set on Putting Your State’s Broadband to Shame

“My hope is in the next 24 months, we’re going to eradicate this rural broadband issue,” James Collins, state chief information officer, told Route Fifty.

Legal Shootout at the Broadband Corral

City officials in Texas confront the state on its industry-backed preemption law.

Preemption Battles Continue as Cities Look to Improve Internet Connectivity

From Georgia to Texas and Colorado, city halls are trying to fend off state efforts to assert control over local rights of way.

In Omnibus Bill, Congress Delivers $600M for Rural Broadband

The news may come late to dial-up country, but it will be something to celebrate.

North Carolina’s Cities Want Their Broadband Authority Clarified by State Government

Doing so could open the door for more local governments to fund and install infrastructure for private retail networks that reach underserved neighborhoods.