News & Updates

Aug 10, 2021

Post-Infrastructure Bill, Congress Must Focus on Utility Pole Access Reform

Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill is a significant step toward bridging our nation’s digital

Aug 6, 2021
Senate Infrastructure Amendment on Utility Pole Access Could Accelerate Broadband Deployment
Thanks to a bipartisan proposal from Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Roger Wicker (R-MS), there is an
Jul 30, 2021
Institute for Policy Innovation Hosts Expert Panel to Discuss the Role of Government in Expanding Broadband Access
This past year has made clear just how critical access to reliable, high-speed broadband is for all Americans. However
Jul 28, 2021
Kentucky Public Service Commission to Hold Virtual Public Hearing on Pole Attachments
On Thursday, July 29, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) will hold a virtual public hearing seeking input on
Jul 19, 2021
CTF Highlights from the Field: June 2021
The dog days of summer may be here, but Connect the Future is moving full steam ahead on our critical work to promote
Jul 14, 2021
John Windhausen: Connecting Anchor Institutions to Broadband Requires Access to Poles
The devastating COVID-19 pandemic brought to light significant shortcomings in our broadband capabilities and
Jul 1, 2021
New Progressive Policy Institute Report Proposes Pragmatic Policy Solutions to Connect Rural America
The COVID-19 pandemic has only further underscored the critical role that broadband access plays in daily modern life
Jun 22, 2021
Governor Abbott Signs House Bill 1505 into Law
Connect the Future congratulates House Bill 1505 co-sponsors Chairman Chris Paddie, Senator Kelly Hancock, and all of
Jun 11, 2021
New Rule Focuses on Expanding Broadband to Unserved Communities
While internet speeds and connectivity have increased substantially over the past 10 years, more than 14 million
Jun 3, 2021
Highlights from the Field: May 2021
May was another busy month as we continued to ramp up efforts encouraging state legislators, policymakers, and key