Keeping Tabs on the Digital Divide

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Weekly Wrap-Up, September 05, 2014

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Google recently tested out its new drone-delivery service. Writing for Forbes, Erika Murphy explains why she still cares more about Project Loon than Project Wing.

There might soon be a new head of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee. Senator John Thune (R-SD) is vying for the position and has claimed serious interest in updating the Telecommunications Act and bringing Internet to more rural parts of America, his home state included.

Writing for Brookings, Joshua Bleiberg explores how McDonald”s is filling in the digital divide in some parts of rural America.

In the world of FCC comments: Of the 800,959 comments filed regarding net neutrality, less than one percent were negative. Netflix has thrown its support behind municipal broadband.

On September 04, Tom Wheeler announced an FCC commitment to competition in the broadband marketplace.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a supporter of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger is reported to have received more than $100,000 from Comcast.

BGR features a map showcasing the density of Internet-connected devices. As Brad Reed writes, “We still have a very long way to go when it comes to making the worldwide web truly worldwide.”