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There's A Big Problem With Internet Access In The U.S.

AP | By FELICIA FONSECA and DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 03.29.2015 | Technology

FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) — When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people...

Timothy Stenovec

Cable Companies Won't Let Cord Cutters Go Without A Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 03.26.2015 | Technology

Your options for how to watch TV continue to grow, but cable companies could make you pay dearly if you want to “cut the cord.” Sony and Dish ...

Ensuring Internet Equality For All

Bill de Blasio | Posted 02.25.2015 | Politics
Bill de Blasio

It's no secret I consider income inequality the greatest challenge of our time. And whether you're my age or my teenage son Dante's, it's clear: the Internet has become fundamental to solving it.

Embracing the Future: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Two years ago The Pollination Project started a daily giving practice, making daily $1000 grants to social change visionaries around the world. Since we started, fifty more individuals and families have joined in, each giving $1 or more a day to support our grantees.

12 Numbers That Show America's Internet Has An Equality Problem

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 01.26.2015 | Technology

Here's what is keeping people from web access.

Dana Liebelson

In Surprising Move, Sprint Endorses Net Neutrality

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sprint has come out in support of granting the government strong authority to enforce net neutrality, bucking the trend of cell phone ca...

FCC Chief Tom Wheeler Suggests That He Will Back Strict Net Neutrality Rules

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

(Adds new Wheeler quotes background on net neutrality rulemaking, reaction) By Alina Selyukh and Malathi Nayak WASHINGT...

FCC Chair Wants Faster Speeds For Internet Broadband

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. FCC on Wednesday proposed raising the definition of the high-speed Internet to downloads at 25 megabits pe...

What Are You Doing After Hour of Code?

Techbridge Girls | Posted 02.07.2015 | Education
Techbridge Girls

Hour of Code offers an introduction to computer science that helps demystify code and shows that anybody can learn the basics. Last year over 15 million students in more than 180 countries participated.

Why Many Americans Still Don't Have Internet Access, In 4 Charts

Katy Hall | Posted 11.14.2014 | Technology

In some American cities, up to 40 percent of households don't have an Internet connection, according to a new analysis based on census data. Bill C...

Providing a Lifeline to Broadband Internet Access

Wade Henderson, Esq. | Posted 11.12.2014 | Technology
Wade Henderson, Esq.

Modernizing Lifeline is within the FCC's mandate as the administrator of the Lifeline program. Chairman Wheeler should focus on real modernization and ignore politically motivated attempts to deny telephone service to low-income people.

New Ideas About Online Community.. From Africa

Katrin Macmillan | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Katrin Macmillan

Part of the excitement of expanding access is not just that we're connecting people, but we're developing a new and better way to think about online community.

No Justification for Permanently Banning Sales Taxes on Internet Access Charges

Michael Mazerov | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Michael Mazerov

For the first time since 1998, lawmakers are seriously considering permanently extending the moratorium on new state and local sales taxes on Internet access service and eliminating the "grandfather clause" exempting existing taxes -- changes that could cost states $7 billion a year in potential annual revenue.

Net Neutrality Threatens Much More Than Free Speech

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Accessibility, and specifically high-speed Internet accessibility, changes lives. Which is why it is so important to continue to offer accessibility options to those who would otherwise be left behind.

The Case for Connectivity

Alec Ross | Posted 04.26.2014 | Technology
Alec Ross

The upward economic mobility needed to sustainably address basic needs in the 21st century requires an Internet connection. Any economy that remains offline will grow less competitive and more isolated as the globe does its business online.

Bill Gates: The Internet Will Not Save The World

Posted 11.04.2013 | Technology

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world. Speaking with the Times'...

Connectivity Is a Crucial Right

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.12.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

UM students don't need to worry about the cost of Internet, how much data they can use, or how to go about gathering information. But five billion people on this planet can't say the same.

What is America's Broadband Agenda?

Christina Gagnier | Posted 11.11.2013 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

The desire for broadband Internet to be available to everyone wanting it is a noble and worthwhile goal, but in order to be successful it requires a set of interconnected strategies.

Want A Better Internet? Build Your Own

The Huffington Post | Betsy Isaacson | Posted 09.05.2013 | Technology

In the industrialized world, the Internet is no longer a luxury. Yet according to Monday's Pew Research Center study, 30 percent of Americans still la...

Women in Technology -- Past, Present and Future

Tamika D. Mallory | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Tamika D. Mallory

Make no mistake -- America's connectivity is one of the most important economic and social issues we face.

For New FCC Chair, Getting Spectrum Auction Rules Right Is Critical Early Test

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 07.30.2013 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

Putting spectrum to its most productive use is the best way to serve consumers, especially Hispanics and others for whom wireless is a critical gateway to jobs, education, and other life-enriching experiences.

Upcoming Auctions Key to Wireless Internet Future

Edward J. Black | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Edward J. Black

Government will make decisions which could positively impact how we use our smartphones to communicate, conduct business, get directions, ect. These key decisions could determine what kind of choices we'll have for mobile connections -- and what they will cost.

Georgia's Internet Uprising

Timothy Karr | Posted 05.12.2013 | Technology
Timothy Karr

Municipal broadband networks have been gaining traction across the country. It's easy to see why: In many rural and low-income communities, privately offered broadband services are nonexistent.

Is Broadband a Social Justice Issue?

Jason Resendez | Posted 04.02.2013 | Latino Voices
Jason Resendez

In the past decade alone, the Internet has transformed the way we shop (Amazon), communicate (Skype), and even receive medical care. Yet, a large number of Americans, particularly those in minority communities, lack access to these technological advances.

'Access to Internet Is Life,' Say Women Around the World

Jensine Larsen | Posted 03.17.2013 | Impact
Jensine Larsen

For women globally, the Internet has become a lifeline to information, opportunities and newfound power. New data in a report released this week, called "Women and the Web," reveals how we can bridge the digital divide for women and unlock a massive wave of human potential.