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Broad Support for USF Overhaul Proposal

Major stakeholders lined up behind a major overhaul of the Universal Service Fund (USF), so that it would include funding for broadband, at a House subcommittee hearing on September 16. Read More »

Why Conditions are Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Will the Comcast-NBCU merger mark the beginning of the end for online video? Cardozo Law School Professor Susan Crawford thinks so. Read More »

“Link Up” and “Lifeline” Awareness Week!

Last week the FCC and its partners raised awareness about two important telephone assistance programs, "Link Up" and "Lifeline". Across the country, state and local agencies participated in outreach activities to highlight how these two little-known programs ensure that all Americans can access basic telephone service. Read More »

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Support FCC’s Call for Comments on Managed Services

An array of Labor and civil rights groups have announced their support for the FCC's call for public comment on the regulation of managed services and mobile broadband. These groups join the Communications Workers of America who commended the FCC's decision earlier this month. Read More »

Proposals to Improve Civil Engagement in a Digital World

As the Internet becomes a driving force in the way we communicate and engage with one another, its proper role in America's civic sphere has become increasingly important, and debated. A new policy brief by Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, proposes a set of strategies for transforming the Internet into a place for constructive dialogue that drives real-world policy. Read More »

A Legislative Framework on Net Neutrality

As the debate over broadband regulation rages on, a recent Washington Post editorial urges Congress to enact legislation that ensures continued private investment in upgrading networks. Read More »

The Great Net Neutrality Distraction?

A recent New York Times article chronicles the battles in the war over net neutrality since a Federal appeals court struck down the FCC's grounds for regulating broadband Internet in March. Read More »

FCC Finds Subpar Internet Connection Speeds

A new FCC report has found that more than half of American households don't meet the FCC's speed goals for universal service as laid out in the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Rural America at a Disadvantage Without Broadband

A recent Houston Chronicle profile paints a vivid picture of life on the other side of the digital divide: without broadband, simple online activities can take minutes and hours instead of seconds. Read More »

Online Video Protections Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Online video rights have emerged as a focal point in the Department of Justice's review of the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

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