Clinton County Selected to Test New Broadband Technology

A small town in northwestern Missouri is one of seven communities in the nation testing experimental technology that could expand rural access to high-speed internet and the opportunities that can bring. Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a team that has been awarded a one-year, $300,000 grant through the technology nonprofit US Ignite’s Project…

FBA, NTCA Question Starlink RDOF Viability

Fiber Broadband Association and NTCA called into question whether the Starlink satellite constellationthat Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is developing will be able to meet the service provision commitments it made as a winning bidder in the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction. FBAand NTCA urged the FCC to carefully scrutinize all…

From Wi-Fi to Bluetooth to 5G, All Your Wireless Is About to Change

An unprecedented number of devices are coming online soon, and our current wireless systems weren’t built to handle the volume. The people developing and implementing standards for wireless internet for years have had the same goal: to make connections faster, while using less power. Now they’re faced with a different dilemma. We’re on the cusp…

What SPEED Do You Need?

Fast, reliable Internet is vital for communities to fully participate in the economy. Download speed requirements vary based on the activity, location and number of users, and these needs will continue to change as technology advances.