Latest Federal Communications Commission News

In rural North Carolina, many wait for internet service

Sep. 13, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

YANCEYVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Inside her home off a gravel road in the Prospect Hill community of Caswell County, Liz Mason tries uploading a photograph of tomatoes. Then, she waits. Seconds turn to minutes. Often when this happens, Mason gives up, retreating to the parking lot of the local library for a signal...

Deadline extended for tribes to seek broadband licenses

Jul. 31, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is giving tribes another month to apply for a band of wireless spectrum that would help them establish or expand internet access on their land — far less time than what tribes had sought. Tribes pushed to be first in line to apply for...