Digital rights champions nominated to lead U.S. FCC and NTIA
At long last, U.S. President Biden has nominated public interests advocates to lead the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.…26 October 2021
How to apply for the Emergency Broadband Benefit in the U.S.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, which includes $65 billion for expanding broadband access throughout the country. Since 2020, the U.S. government has offered the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), a program that provides discounts…13 August 2021
It’s time to “broadband together” for internet access in the U.S.
Access Now, Consumer Reports, and a coalition of partner organizations launched a national broadband affordability initiative where people across the United States can share information about the quality and cost of their internet connection.
…13 July 2021
U.S. FCC should quickly deliver Emergency Broadband Benefit to people in need
Access Now and Free Press urge the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to immediately implement the Emergency Broadband Benefit program that Congress established in the pandemic-relief package.
…16 February 2021
Holding Biden to account: Access Now’s new tool tracks digital rights, tech policy
On the day of Joe Biden’s inauguration, Access Now launches a new online tool to track how well the incoming administration addresses key digital rights issues, including data protection, net neutrality, disinformation, and facial recognition. …20 January 2021
U.S. Senate Democrats and civil society denounce Simington nomination to FCC
Members of the U.S. Congress and civil society representatives voice strong opposition to President Trump’s FCC nominee, Nathan Simington, whose appointment would threaten net neutrality protections, freedom of expression, and broadband access.…7 December 2020
More than 3.5 billion left in the dark: why we’re still fighting to reach U.N. targets for internet access
If we don’t reach U.N. targets for internet access — providing everyone, everywhere with affordable, open, secure, and high-quality connectivity — we won’t meet the sustainable development goals by 2030. …5 November 2020
Closing the digital divide: new bill can get Indigenous populations online
Access Now endorses the Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2020, legislation that would require the Federal Communications Commission to create additional time for Indian Tribes and Native Hawaiian organizations to apply for spectrum licenses.…15 October 2020
Access Now and Consumer Reports call for FCC to expand broadband access in response to COVID-19 crisis
Access Now and Consumer Reports file petitions at the FCC signed by more than 50,000 concerned citizens to expand broadband internet access during the pandemic.…14 May 2020