FTC Sues Frontier Over Misleading Internet Speed Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sued Frontier Communications, accusing the company of lying about its internet speeds.

Biden Administration Plans to Deliver Broadband to All Within Eight Years

The Biden administration has unveiled an ambitious plan to provide broadband access to all Americans, including those currently underserved.

Microsoft, Mozilla and Google Work to Address Web Browser Compatibility

Three of the biggest browser makers are working to improve compatibility and reduce cross-browser issues.

DOJ Halts Net Neutrality Lawsuit Against California

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has withdrawn a lawsuit challenging California’s net neutrality rules.

Senators Want to Reform Section 230 Protections

Senators have introduced a bill to limit the protection afforded to tech companies by Section 230 and reform the legislation.

SpaceX Now Has Over 10,000 Starlink Internet Customers

SpaceX has crossed a significant milestone, announcing it now has over 10,000 subscribers to its Starlink internet service.

Coronavirus Relief Package Includes $7 Billion For Broadband

The upcoming coronavirus relief package Congress has been working on includes $7 billion for broadband at a time when it’s needed most.

Google Announces New Undersea Cable Connecting US & Europe

Google has announced it is installing a new undersea cable that will link the US, UK and Spain.

Verizon Now Offering 5G Home Internet In Detroit

Verizon has expanded its 5G Home Internet service to Detroit, the sixth city in which it offers the service.

Starlink Internet Will Enter Beta In Three of Months

Good news for internet users: Starlink’s satellite internet will enter private beta in roughly three months.

Shadowserver, Protector of the Internet, Needs Help

Shadowserver is a non-profit many have never heard of, yet it plays a vital role in protecting the internet. Now it needs helps to survive.

Coronavirus: U.S. Internet Can Handle Increased Work-From-Home Load

Experts are saying the U.S. internet should be able to handle the increased stress of millions of Americans working from home as a result of the coronavirus.

D-Link Debuts 5G Home Broadband Gateways

One of the largest promises of 5G is the ability to serve remote customers with broadband internet. In line with that goal, D-Link has just announced three units service providers can use to do just that. 5G stands ready to…

New Law Will Limit Cable TV Fees, Address Local Blackouts

According to Consumer Reports, the House and Senate have passed a bill that would limit how cable companies charge hidden fees and phantom rentals to jack up bills. Customers have chafed for years at hidden fees and add-ons that take…

Internet Service: Google Fiber To Serve San Francisco Apartments, Condos

Google announced this week that its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service will soon be available in San Francisco apartments and condos. “Nearly six years ago, we started Google Fiber with the goal of making the web better and faster for…

Google Takes Fiber To Public Housing

Google announced that it will bring gigabit Internet service to residents in all public housing properties that it connects with Google Fiber. This is launching with the Housing Authority of Kansas City at West Bluff. This is the first property…

Study Finds A Fifth of Americans Are ‘Almost Constantly’ Online

Over one-fifth (21%) of Americans are “almost constantly” online, according to a new report from Pew Research Center. This is, of course, largely thanks to the increased prevalence of smartphones and other mobile devices. 73% say they go online on…

Google Is Launching a Huge Test of Its Project Loon Internet Balloons

Google’s planning a large test of its internet balloons – in Indonesia. Internet connectivity is rough in Indonesia, a 17,000+ island chain. Google is partnering up with telecoms Indosat, Telkomsel, and XL Axiata to provide service to the under-connected region.…

Google Fiber Likely Headed to Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, and Tampa

Google Fiber may be coming to Oklahoma City, OK, Jacksonville, FL and Tampa, FL. The three cities have been invited “to explore bringing Google Fiber to their communities”. Last month, Google sent the same invite to Louisville, KY, Irvine, CA,…

Global Internet Freedom Still on the Decline

The world’s internet is not as free as it was last year, or the year before that, or the year before that, according to independent watchdog organization Freedom House. In its just-published Freedom on the Net 2015 report, which looked…