Universality

Although many factors go into the digital divide, it appears that the high price of U.S. broadband relegates low-income urban families to the wrong side of the tracks.
Students without home Internet flood the branches ? especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment.
A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home."
A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California.
Public interest groups have long asked the FCC to include Internet video under the rules that govern broadcasters and pay-TV carriers. The commission is considering it.
CWA has produced Stuck in the Slow Lane without FiOS for broadcast on Long Island, NY, asking that Verizon bring FiOS to the area.
Recently FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn asked, ?What is the impact on a consumer whose mobile broadband may be her only access to broadband?
FCC Chair Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn issued a joint statement calling for further reform of inmate calling costs and practices.
A Stanford professor and AT&T have proposed ?letting Internet users individually control which Web sites were delivered at a faster or slower speed by their ISP," which wouldn't violate net neutrality.
"Instead of finding ways to deny telephone access to the neediest Americans, lawmakers should be looking to expand Lifeline to include broadband internet."