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Computer and Broadband Literacy Materials Published Online

Connect Your Community (CYC), a OneCommunity program providing broadband education, support, and equipment to low-income communities, has increased its reach by making training materials available online. Read More »

United States Finishes 15th in Global Broadband Ranking

The third-annual international study of the quality of broadband connections revealed that despite solid gains in global connectivity worldwide, the United States remained in 15th place. Based on a global ranking scale, the US places behind 14 countries "already prepared for the Internet applications of tomorrow." Read More »

FOX Power Play Casts Shadow on NBCU/Comcast Merger

Hulu, the popular online content-streaming service, was recently the battleground for a Fox ISP-blocking scheme that cut off content to Cablevision subscribers. Though access was reinstated a few hours later, the act illustrated Fox's and other content provider's ability to easily limit access to their content on the web. Read More »

GAO Outlines Broadband Initiatives Worldwide

A recent report that examined efforts to expand broadband access internationally can help determine pathways to improve the United States' own broadband initiatives. Published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), the report analyzed specific policy goals and their implementation in seven countries. Read More »

One Economy 10th Anniversary Highlights FCC Broadband Efforts

One Economy, a technology non-profit seeking to expand economic opportunity for Americans through increased Internet connectivity, and a Speed Matters partner, recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. With a large network of partnerships, One Economy has brought computers and broadband to people who can't afford them, connected entire communities, and demonstrated how technology adoption can economically reinvigorate America. Read More »

Consumer Group Voices Concern Over Comcast/NBCU Merger

The proposed merger of Comcast and NBCU could have a far-reaching impact on the competitiveness of Internet video content, according to the Consumer Federation of America. Read More »

Is The FCC Losing Sight of the Broadband Target?

David Honig, of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), recently wrote a critique of the FCC's broadband agenda in an editorial on the Broadband and Social Justice homepage. Honig notes, "Several members of Congress, led by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, recently negotiated a bill that would have provided the FCC and stakeholders throughout the broadband sector with certainty regarding the regulatory approach to broadband. Unfortunately, the bill was not introduced before adjournment because of unreasonable demands from the right and left--which seems to have become standard procedure this year." Read More »

Speed Matters Economist Ken Peres Discusses Broadband Adoption and Availability

Last week, hosted a panel of broadband experts for a show entitled "Spurring Broadband Adoption and Use." The program included an interview of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and a panel that included CWA's own economist, Dr. Kenneth Peres. Read More »

Accessibility Act Signed Into Law

On Thursday, President Obama signed The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (S.3304) into law, updating existing disability legislation to accommodate the Internet and new technologies. Read More »

CWA Files Comments with the FCC on Preserving an Open Internet

This week, The Communications Workers of America filed formal comments with the FCC in response to the latest request for information on preserving an open Internet. CWA believes that a strong consensus has emerged in support of a middle-ground approach to protect an open Internet that ensures free expression, while at the same time preserves adequate incentives to promote job-creating investment and innovation in broadband networks, applications, and content. Read More »

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