NBN Co. workers arrange fibre-optic cables used in the National Broadband Network in west Sydney July 11, 2013. The future of an ambitious project to connect almost all Australia's far-flung inhabitants to high-speed internet, the largest infrastructure enterprise in the country's history, is hanging on the outcome of an upcoming federal election. The Labor government and conservative Liberal-led opposition have vastly differing plans for the A$37.4 billion ($34.2 billion) National Broadband Network (NBN), potentially hurting some business stakeholders and opening the door to others, including China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. Picture taken on July 11, 2013.
Rural and urban America divided by broadband access
July 18, 2016,
Rural and urban America differ greatly in their ability to access broadband internet. With recent court rulings upholding broadband as a public utility, the Federal Communications Commission must do more to bridge the digital divide between urban and rural communities.