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Webcast highlights role of state initiatives in expanding high speed Internet access

Earlier this week, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Alliance for Public Technology (APT) co-sponsored a fascinating webcast based on a new joint report from the APT and CWA on current state efforts to expand high speed Internet access. Read More »

CWA part of growing consensus on broadband stimulus policies

The Communications Workers of America's Speed Matters project is part of a growing consensus about the need for expanded high-speed broadband networks in the United States, according a Washington Post article. Read More »

China announces plans for high-speed network

China has plans to build a nationwide high-capacity optic-fiber network that would be able to carry Internet, telephone and television services. Read More »

CWA and allies urge Congress to include broadband in economic stimulus

The Communications Workers of America sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in early December urging them to stimulate investment in broadband infrastructure as part of a comprehensive economic recovery and job creation program." Read More »

Winners of second “Broadband Changed My Life!” contest announced

The Alliance for Public Technology - a Speed Matters partner - recently announced the winners of its second "Broadband Changed My Life!" contest. Read More »

British telemedicine pilot program expanded after initial success

A broadband-based system - called Telehealth - that allows health care professional to monitor patients remotely is being brought to British nursing homes. Read More »

Telemedicine program keeps students in the classroom

A new telemedicine program was recently launched in all 17 schools in the Sevier Country, Tennessee school district that significantly improves the capabilities of the school nurse. Read More »

Six previously un-served California communities to receive broadband

1,294 households in California will receive broadband service for the first time thanks to the recent approval of funding for six separate state projects. Read More »

Study: Internet use key to youth development

Teenagers' use of digital media is critical to their development of social and technical skills that are critical to life in the digital age, according to a study released recently. Read More »

Obama to include broadband in economic stimulus package

Last weekend in his weekly radio address, President-Elect Barack Obama announced that he would be including money for broadband deployment and adoption in his economic recovery plan. His proposals for universal high speed Internet access and his recognition of broadband's importance to the economic recovery reflect the work CWA members did during the campaign to focus attention on the issue. Read More »

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