FCC Says Broadband Being Deployed on a Timely Basis, It’s Just Not Sure Where

Date: 27 Apr 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The agency came to this conclusion despite years of concern over how the FCC’s flawed data collection method systematically overstates broadband coverage. “We need to do a better job collecting data,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai admitted nearly three years ago, adding, “It’s often said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure.”… Read More

Why 30 Million Solar Rooftops Should Be In the Next Relief Bill

Date: 10 Apr 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

As the federal government looks to a second (or even third) stimulus bill, Congress should consider a huge opportunity to pay Americans that pays back: solar rooftops. By investing $450 billion in rooftop solar, the federal government could slash energy bills for Americans, cut air pollution, and create over 3.7 million jobs. The government could also get paid back.… Read More

Amazon Faces Sharp Questions about Its Market Power before House Judiciary Committee; ILSR’s Stacy Mitchell Testifies

Date: 15 Jul 2019 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On Tuesday, July 16, Stacy Mitchell testified on Amazon’s market power before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on the monopoly power of big tech platforms.… Read More

FCC Considers Smart Phones Broadband Deployment. That’s Laughable.

Date: 22 Aug 2017 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Cell phones as a substitute for home Internet service? That’s what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) suggested in an August 2017 document. Buried within the Notice of Inquiry for the Section 706 Report, the FCC quietly proposed that mobile service could … Read More