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Proposed Economic Stimulus Plan Includes $6 Billion For Broadband

The proposed stimulus plan from President-elect Barack Obama and House Democrats includes a $6 billion investment to expand broadband and wireless access in unserved and underserved areas across the country. Read More »

Broadband funding included in Senate stimulus bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the $9 billion Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program Tuesday, moving it closer to inclusion in the economic stimulus package. On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved broadband tax incentives.  The Senate broadband provisions closely track CWA's Speed Matters recommendations to create jobs and improve global competitiveness through broadband investment.

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With Broadband Access, Patients In Hawaii Can Make Web Calls To Doctors

The Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state's Blue Cross-Blue Shield Licensee, is going to provide a web service - called American Well - that will increase the accessibility of doctors to both insured and uninsured patients. Read More »

The Digital Road to Recovery

Half a million jobs. That's what could be created by a nationwide effort to expand high speed Internet access, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Investment in this essential technology doesn't just connect Americans to the enormous benefits of the digital age--it serves as a much-needed stimulus to our ailing economy. Read More »

Obama cites broadband as key to economic stimulus

President-Elect Obama is committed to including an investment in broadband deployment and adoption in his proposed economic stimulus package. Read More »

Sen. Klobuchar encourages Obama to fund broadband in economic stimulus package

On Monday, January 5, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to President-Elect Obama urging him to include broadband investments in his upcoming economic recovery plan. Read More »

Report: next-generation broadband networks would create 200,000 jobs in three years

Tax incentives for fiber-to-the-premises build-out would create over 200,000 new jobs between 2009 and 2011, according to a new report by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council. Read More »

Getting kids online in Tennessee

Connected Tennessee has selected Chattanooga's Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter as the recipients of its latest donation. Read More »

Pew Report predicts state of the Internet in 2020

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project makes several predictions about technology and its role in the year 2020. Read More »

Public libraries in seven states to engage in broadband pilot programS

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $6.9 million pilot grant to public libraries in seven states today to improve the speed of Internet connections. Read More »

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