Stories about Broadband

In COVID crisis, judges decide to keep more people in jail

New rules approved in a hurried Saturday Judicial Council meeting mean longer waits behind bars for people who are not convicted of a crime.

A culture of corruption at City Hall

A generation of mayors allowed this to happen -- and all it does is help Donald Trump's agenda.

Our top stories of 2019

Protests, blackouts, shady developments, a close election, tenant victories, and a ton of arts and culture—we couldn't cover it without your support

A nonprofit alliance becomes an ally of Big Telecom

How well-meaning, public-serving groups wound up as part of an alliance aimed at undermining state regulation of broadband and privacy laws.

Big Telecom tries another deregulation scam in Sacramento

In the name of protecting internet calls, bill would eliminate state control over pretty much every type of telecommunications in California.

Does Cuba censor the Internet? Think again

Despite US rules that have made phones and connections expensive, many Cubans have free access to global media.

PG&E is on the ropes

There's never been a better time for the city to move on creating a public power system.

Profiles in corruption: How telecoms control the state Legislature

The ambush of Scott Wiener's net neutrality bill was just the latest example of how one industry holds almost unlimited power in Sacramento.

The Agenda, June 11-17: A chance to move beyond PG&E

With the passage of Prop. A, the city can start to chart its own clean-energy future

Why we should all care about the FCC’s net neutrality vote

Too much power for the big companies that control your access to the Internet -- but there's still hope