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Just What the Doctor Ordered: Expanded Rural Broadband

A recent story from NPR put a human face on the Federal Communications Commission's rural broadband healthcare initiative and underlines why universal high-speed Internet is an important FCC priority. Read More »

Broadband Expansion Tops UN Development Agenda

Broadband development will be near the top of the agenda when the United Nations General Assembly convenes on September 20. Read More »

CWAers to Build Broadband ‘Anchor Network’ in California

CWA Local 9400 will gain new jobs and new members thanks to a broadband grant awarded to a union company in California. Read More »

Pew: Two-Thirds of Americans Access Broadband at Home

A new report from Pew -- Home Broadband 2010 -- found that African-Americans experienced a 22 percent year-over-year increase in broadband adoption. Read More »

FCC: Actual Broadband Speeds Lag Behind Advertised Speeds

A new FCC report uncovers a large gap between advertised broadband speeds and what Americans actually experience at home. Read More »

The Benefits of Broadband

We have just released the 2010 edition of the Benefits of Broadband--a compilation of fact sheets that details the benefits of affordable, high-speed Internet for all Americans. Read More »

Why Bandwidth Matters

The United States' position in the global economy is dependent on our commitment to improving our broadband infrastructure and increasing bandwidth. Read More »

Senate Unanimously Approves Historic Accessibility Legislation

The Senate unanimously passed legislation to improve access to the Internet and other digital technologies for disabled Americans on August 5. Read More »

CWA Support for Strenghtening E-Rate Program

The FCC is currently reviewing ways to strengthen the E-rate program, a highly successful program that provides subsidies to schools and libraries for Internet connectivity. In this era of state and local budget crises, it is more important than ever to maintain and expand this program as a critical component of the FCC's National Broadband Plan to provide a gigabyte of connectivity to every community anchor institution. Read More »

Civil rights leader calls on FCC to put jobs, investment first

Julius Hollis, the Chairman of Speed Matters partner the Alliance for Digital Equality, wrote on the Huffington Post that the FCC's proposed "Third Way" regulatory approach may keep millions of disadvantaged Americans from accessing the economic and educational benefits of the Internet. Read More »

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