Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

State broadband official expects new FCC data will provide closer look

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North Carolina broadband leader Nate Denny he'll be "very active" in reviewing new FCC data underlying its upcoming broadband map.

FCC approves $800M for rural broadband expansion in 19 states

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Illinois, Arizona and Iowa are among the states set to benefit most from the latest round of the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund.

FCC chair wants faster definition of broadband

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Jessica Rosenworcel proposed raising the national standard for high-speed internet, set at 25 megabits per second in 2015, to 100 Mbs.

Wait on FCC maps hangs over new broadband program

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NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson faced senators' questions on the infrastructure law's $45 billion broadband grant program.

Montana launches broadband map as bidding begins for federal funding

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A new broadband map in Montana is hoped to provide a more accurate picture of coverage as American Rescue Plan funds become available.

FCC launches 'digital discrimination' task force for broadband

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The new task force will be comprised of members from several different bureaus within the FCC, Rosenworcel said.

FCC amends definition of 'library' to boost internet access on tribal lands

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The FCC said the change is meant to encourage help tribal libraries get discounted broadband through the E-Rate program.

Montana latest state to build broadband coverage map

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Montana selected the analytics firm Lightbox to develop a statewide broadband coverage map, not content with a shortage of federal data.

State AGs show support for FCC in robocall crackdown

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The attorneys general said they support more stringent authentication measures for the gateway providers currently enabling robocalls.

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