Universality

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support.
FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access.
The FCC's commitment to universal communications access has evolved with technology to include not only traditional phone and wireless services, but broadband as well.
A study published at the Benton Foundation finds a strong relationship between age, Internet use, and socioeconomic status.
Sixty-one Senators signed a letter calling on the FCC to modernize its rules regarding a rural communications services program.
A co-chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Media and Telecommunications Task Force explains how a recent GAO report reiterates the need to expand the Lifeline program.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly 1/3 of low-income households with children do not have access to high-speed Internet.
Google is scaling up Project Loon, its year-old initiative to bring Internet access to everyone on the planet by balloon.
This week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his blog to call attention to the vast world of video relay sign language interpreters.
According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC."