Verizon and Amazon Partner to Deliver Satellite Internet to Rural Areas

Verizon and Amazon have announced a partnership to use the latter’s Project Kuiper satellites to deliver internet access to underserved communities.

Consumers Less Satisfied With Internet Speeds in 2021

Consumers are less happy with their internet speeds in 2021 than they were in 2020, evidence of increased pandemic-fueled reliance on the internet.

Musk Sees Starlink Having 500,000 Users in 12 Months

Elon Musk talked about the status of Starlink, along with his expectations for the future, including his belief the service will have 500,000 users in 12 months.

T-Mobile Joins FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

T-Mobile has announced it is joining the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, to provide low-cost broadband.

FCC Announces Start Date for Emergency Broadband Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the start date of its emergency broadband program.

FCC Approves Additional Starlink Satellites at Lower Altitudes

The Federal Communications Commission has granted SpaceX permission to launch satellites at a lower altitude.

Comcast Teases 4Gbps Speeds — Just Not Yet

Comcast has successfully broke the 4Gbps speed barrier in a lab test, holding out promise for substantially faster internet speeds.

FCC Asks For Consumer Input On Their Internet

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants feedback on people’s broadband internet as the agency works to close the digital divide.

SpaceX Wants to Beam Starlink Internet to Planes, Ships and Trucks

SpaceX wants to expand its Starlink internet access to moving vehicles, including planes, ships, trucks and RVs.

SpaceX Launches 60 More Satellites, Working Toward 400 Per Trip

SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 satellites for its Starlink constellation.

Starlink Will Double Speeds and Cover Most of the World This Year

Starlink internet service is poised to expand to much of the world, and double in speed, later this year.

FCC Establishes Task Force to Address Broadband Access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has established a task force to revamp the agency’s broadband mapping tools.

Loon Says Goodbye As Alphabet Pulls The Plug

Alphabet is shutting down Loon, its attempt to deliver internet service via balloons, according to Loon’s CEO.

Charter Ends Petition to Get Government Approval For Data Caps

Charter is ending its petition to get government approvals for imposing broadband data limits on customers.

SpaceX Wins $885 Million In Subsidies to Expand Starlink

Elon Musk’s other company, SpaceX, has won $885 million in federal subsidies to help it expand its Starlink internet service.

Loon Internet Balloons Being Piloted By Google AI

Fully autonomous cars may not be here yet, but artificial intelligence (AI) is already piloting Loon’s fleet of internet-providing balloons.

Comcast Will Raise Internet and TV Prices in January

Comcast is not winning any popularity contests this week as it announces internet and TV price hikes on the heels of expanding data caps.

Comcast Expanding Data Caps, Will Charge Overage Fees

At a time when Americans are relying on internet access more than ever, Comcast Xfinity is rolling out data caps across its market.

AT&T Shuttering Its DSL Service

AT&T has announced it is shuttering its DSL service, in a move that may leave hundreds of thousands without reliable internet access.

FCC Approves Up to 1 Million Starlink Ground Antenna

Starlink just passed a major milestone in its plans to provide broadband internet via a constellation of satellites: approval for 1 million ground antenna.