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The Fine Print Misses the Mark

Michael K. Powell | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Michael K. Powell

Author David Cay Johnston won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his reporting on U.S. tax policy. But in his just released book, The Fine Print, Johnston falls woefully short of that standard in his attempt to critique the state of broadband in the U.S.

You Could Soon Be Taxed For Having Internet

The Hill | Brendan Sasso | Posted 08.27.2012 | Money

The Federal Communications Commission is eyeing a proposal to tax broadband Internet service. The move would funnel money to the Connect America Fu...

Improving the Economy and Igniting America

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 08.28.2012 | Technology
Jason A. Llorenz

The president is to be applauded for his commitment to strengthening our broadband infrastructure, and for taking action to make broadband infrastructure a bit easier to build.

Hey America! We're Ranked #16 in Broadband!

Josh Levy | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Josh Levy

Competition in the U.S. broadband market is virtually nonexistent. That means that millions of Americans live without high-speed Internet access, and those who do have it experience slower speeds and higher prices than their European counterparts.

U.S. Injects More Money Into High-Speed Internet Plan

Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology

MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST (RICHMOND, Va.) -- Telecommunications companies in 16 states will share more than $103 million in federal f...

Broadband Usage Growing Even As Gaps Persist

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The U.S. still faces a significant gap in residential broadband use that breaks down along incomes, education levels and other soci...

High-Speed Internet Adoption Has Slowed To A Crawl, Pew Study Finds

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — The adoption of high-speed Internet service in homes has slowed to a crawl this year after a decade of rapid growth, according to two...

Illinois Falls To 14th In Internet Connection Speed

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois ranks 14th in the latest annual ranking of Internet connection speeds in the United States, two spots lower than a year ago....

Broadband: Not for Kids Only

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Though Obama singled out children as particularly in need of access to the Internet, he could also have pointed to the economic, geographic and racial dimensions of the digital divide.