Items tagged "Digital Redlining"
As AT&T Retires Copper, the Biden FCC Must Bring Back Ground RulesMay 26, 2021 AT&T , Copper Retirement , Digital Redlining , DSL , FCC , Rural Access , Section 214 , Tech Transitions
Back in the day, copper was king. Copper strands were not only the infrastructure that our telephone service was carried over, but also the original internet connectivity point. Over time, telephone companies upgraded the copper technology to deliver better internet speeds in an effort to keep up with the new offerings coming from cable companies, […]Read More
It’s 2021. Why is Redlining Still Happening?April 26, 2021 Broadband Access , Digital Divide , Digital Redlining
A lot of people who live in low-income or marginalized communities — including urban, rural and Tribal communities — can tell you that they have super slow broadband (if they even have it at all). Meanwhile, just a few blocks away, a hamlet over, or just outside the reservation boundaries, their wealthier (and often whiter) […]Read More
We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility. The Pandemic Made It Obvious.March 15, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Congress , Digital Redlining , EBB , Emergency Preparedness , FCC , Net Neutrality , Network Resilency , Title II , Utility Regulation
Broadband allows people to participate in the digital world, which encompasses our daily lives. It connects people with their families and friends, news on what is happening in the country and abroad, and gives access to an unlimited amount of important information and resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband has been critical in supporting online […]Read More