Giving rural residents the option of using broadband access isn't enough to boost their community involvement. To really improve civic engagement, rural dwellers need to use the internet.
If we are serious about rehabilitating prisoners and reducing reoffending, then education and integration back into the community are vital. Today, internet access is essential to achieve that.
A new player is shaking up the Indian mobile market. But will it be enough?
The Federal Communications Commission has broad power to support fast, affordable internet service reaching every home in the U.S. What are its limits – and its possibilities?
It is not too late to change the current direction of Australia's NBN from one that just meets today's demands, to one that we need for the future.
If you like binge-watching Netflix, streaming audio or online gaming, then you should be celebrating this week. And if your business depends on reaching a wide audience online, you should join in.
Only 55 percent of people living in rural areas have access to the speeds that currently qualify as broadband, while 94 percent of the urban population does.
Online activism now means creating alternative ways to work, communicate and protest.
The Democrats' policy platforms address the fundamental issue of Internet haves and have-nots in the U.S. But research suggests just hooking people up to broadband won't solve the problem.
Australia's connection to the internet continues to grow but there are still 1.3 million households not online.
Free Basics may be free to the user, but it'll cost India's economy in the long run.
Whatever BT, Virgin Media and other telecoms firms may say, the only future-proof network is a fibre-optic from door-to-door.
While the internet penetration rate in the developed world sits at 81%, two-thirds of the developing world are still without access.
Those who want the world to get online and those that can make it happen may be coming from very different places.
Satellites, microwaves, radio towers - how many more options must be tried before the government just shells out for fibre to the home?
Will the thaw in Cuba's diplomatic relations improve its creaking internet? Cubans hope so.
Facebook, Google, Space X are heading to the stars to bring internet down to Earth – whether you want it or not.
Increased internet connectivity can spur economic growth throughout Africa. But the continent has a long way to go before it can reap any broadband dividend.
Research suggests that helping low-income households access the internet with broadband connections could bolster job and economic growth.
At least the parties agree that more internet is a good thing, even if they're short of ideas on how to provide it.