FCC announces 5G airwave auction and $20 billion rural broadband fund

The FCC has announced a spectrum auction and a $20.4 billion rural broadband fund to bolster connectivity across the US. The auction is scheduled to start December 10th, and it will be the largest slice of airwaves the FCC has auctioned for commercia...

FCC allocates $67 million to boost rural broadband adoption

The FCC is acting on its promise to pour more money into rural broadband. The regulator has formally offered an additional $67 million to 207 rural carriers through the Connect America Fund on the condition they "significantly expand" access to serv...

Microsoft will help expand rural broadband access in Vermont

Microsoft is continuing to help more people in rural areas gain broadband access through its Airband Initiative. It's teaming up with Vermont to expand connectivity there, while offering students access to digital skills and computer science programs...

After Math: Where are the adults

It's been quite the week of tantrums by the man-babies who run some of the largest companies in the tech industry. While Elon Musk cried and stamped his feet through what should have been a softball 60 Minutes interview, Twitter head Jack Dorsey spen...

FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make available $67 million more per year than originally earm...

Microsoft helps bring broadband internet to rural tribal lands

Microsoft announced today that it is partnering with Native Network to deliver broadband internet access to unserved rural communities in Washington and Montana. The effort will reach about 73,500 people living in and around the Flathead Reservation...

FCC aims to block purchases from non-US firms posing ‘security threat’

The FCC announced a proposal today that aims to more fully shut out companies "that pose a national security threat to United States communications networks or the communications supply chain." If approved, an upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking w...