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Broadband Can Lead to Significant Boost in Business Earnings

Companies with broadband Internet access make nearly twice as much in annual revenues as those that don't, according to a new study. Read More »

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

An interoperable public safety network is one step closer to becoming a reality. On June 8, the Senate Commerce Committee overwhelmingly approved S.911, the Public Safety and Wireless Innovation Act. Read More »

Widespread Internet Access a Human Right, U.N. Declares

In a remarkable and unprecedented move, the United Nations proclaimed that Internet access is a universal human right and that societies should ensure all citizens have access to high-speed Internet connections. Read More »

Broadband Deployment Fueling Economic Growth Worldwide

Investment in broadband positively drives economic development worldwide, according to a new report by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. The report reviews nearly a hundred research reports and case studies on the economic effect of broadband Internet access, and concludes that the outcomes are overwhelmingly positive. Read More »

The FCC Needs to Protect Universal Service

Reforms to the Universal Service Fund, a service that helps connect rural communities, should be strengthened and expanded to encompass broadband connectivity. According to a column by former U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan on The Hill's Congress Blog, the USF faces new funding pressures that could weaken its reach across the digital divide. Read More »

Why MMTC is Endorsing the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Since its founding 25 years ago, the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) has been a vocal opponent of consolidation in the media and telecommunications industries. A transaction may be compelling to shareholders or have an attractive economic rationale, but transactions that shrink a sector usually come at the expense of communities of color. Too often, what may appear to be "good" for a company is, in fact, bad for minorities. Read More »

Wi-fi Connected, Energy Saving Fridges Hitting the Market

Featuring touch screen panels and wi-fi access, a new line of connected fridges can both dispense ice and allow owners to check their Twitter accounts with the push of a button. Read More »

The National Grange Joins Support of AT&T/T-Mobile

In a filing to the FCC, the National Grange, the nation's oldest national agricultural organization, added its name to a growing list of organization supporting the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Helps Minorities, Increases Jobs

As the window for public comment on the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile nears a close, organizations representing minority groups, communications workers, and developers joined together to support the merger. Read More »

Internet Becoming a Requirement for Prosperity in the Global Economy

The world's top economies are increasingly dependent on the Internet, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Read More »

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