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A Big Win for Internet Consumers

On June 14, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its ruling in United States Telecom Association, et al v. Federal Communications Commission and United States of America. The result is a huge win for internet consumers of all kinds. The Court has specifically defined high speed internet service as a utility, allowing for greater protections for web consumers.  Read More

Broadband declared an essential utility

On September 22, 2015, the White House Broadband Opportunity Council issued a report declaring broadband connectivity an "essential utility." To have such a declaration from the top leadership post of the country sheds new hope for the  success of broadband as a critical component of society.

The concept of broadband as a utility has been touted for some time by municipal broadband proponents and it is gratifying to see the same mantra adopted nationally.

Some are calling it a second “broadband moment”

More than six years after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was responsible for more than $7 billion in federal funds being spent on broadband infrastructure, Internet adoption and telecommunications mapping, there is a new level of interest in re-vising the National Broadband Plan, as laid out by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2010. Read More