Emergency Broadband Benefit brings internet to Berkeley households

photo of a laptop with the wifi settings open
Antonio Martin/Staff
Households in Berkeley acquire internet access with the help of the Federal Communications Commission, which is provided through the Berkeley Public Schools Fund.

As the COVID-19 pandemic brought an increased reliance on online instruction, hundreds of Berkeley households have enrolled in the Emergency Broadband Benefit, or EBB, program for help affording internet access.
Read More…

Court of appeals hears CTIA, city of Berkeley case

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments for and against nonprofit organization CTIA ­– The Wireless Association’s appeal of a U.S. district judge’s decision to allow a disputed Berkeley ordinance to pass.
Read More…

Is striking down net neutrality a bad thing?

Why would anyone possibly doubt the value of net neutrality? The core idea is simple: The network should treat all packets of information that travel across it equally. If you are a network provider, such as Comcast, you can’t slow down packets that carry Netflix movies to their subscribers just
Read More…

Third dimensions of a flat kind

Savage Heart Murmurs

While high school nostalgia, or Vegas, wasted most of us during spring break, my parents’ brand new high-definition plasma TV radiated all the real-time exhibitionism I could handle during five days of Oregon rain (and fresh crab!). Recovering from Craig Ferguson’s camera-tapping into my bereft soul, I concluded that the
Read More…