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Broadband Critical to Economic Growth in America

The recession has hit Americans hard over the past year. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, and higher for Hispanics and African Americans, much still needs to be done to revitalize the economy and bridge the employment gap. Read More »

CWA: FCC Vote Moves U.S. Forward on Broadband

The Communications Workers of America applauds the decision by the Federal Communications Commission approving Chairman Genachowski's initiative to adopt open Internet rules and create the stable conditions necessary for critical investment and quality job creation in broadband networks. Read More »

John Kerry Joins Growing Challenge to Comcast-NBCU Merger

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, urged the FCC to ensure that consumers are protected as it reviews the Comcast-NBCU merger deal. Sen. Kerry's letter joins the voices of other legislators, consumer advocacy groups, and public interest organizations, who have similarly called for conditions to be placed on the new company. Read More »

Why Speed Matters, FCC Chairman Genachowski on Broadband Report

Speaking at the release event for the fourth annual Communications Workers of America Speed Matters "Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States", FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski highlighted the role of the report in bringing awareness to critical broadband issues and praised the role of the CWA in highlighting these issues. Read More »

Consensus Today, Broadband for All Tomorrow

CWA President Larry Cohen and National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial co-authored this op-ed about the critical need for high speed broadband buildout. Read More »

Sierra Club Chairman, Carl Pope: Speed Matters

This isn't a post about the United States Senate. It's about America's failure to keep up with the rest of the world in creating a high-speed broadband infrastructure. Working with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the NAACP, the Sierra Club has been trying to encourage American communities to catch up. Read More »

CWA and Speed Matters release 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States. Read More »

With Broadband Needs Rising, Libraries Under Strain

Broadband is now a necessary part of daily life. Whether processing financial transactions, enrolling in online classes, or taking the job hunt online, families are more reliant on the web than ever before. With broadband demands meeting the reality of too few household connections, public libraries--sometimes the only public hotspots in small communities--are feeling the strain. Read More »

Sen. Rockefeller Joins Group Calling for Conditions on a Comcast-NBCU Deal

The growing scrutiny of the Comcast-NBCU merger has prompted many politicians to speak out against the potentially harmful union. Senator Jay Rockefeller joined fellow congressmen, including Rep. Henry Waxman and Sen. John Kerry, and a host of outspoken organizations by voicing his strong support for consumer protections and fair competition. Read More »

Kerry Backs Genachowski Net Neutrality Framework

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out a new proposal for net neutrality, many parties spoke out in support of the Chairman's framework to protect the openness of the Internet. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Communications Subcommittee, is the latest voice to encourage the FCC to implement the proposal. Read More »

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