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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 »

Benton Foundation calls for national broadband policy

The Benton Foundation has released a report entitled "Using technology and innovation to address our nation's critical challenges" that very successfully makes the case for a national broadband policy. Read More »

Call to Action for a Broadband Strategy

In his remarks at a Capitol Hill forum on broadband strategy, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen urged Congress and the Obama administration to include broadband polices as part of the economic stimulus package. Cohen joined top officials from a diverse group of communications providers, technology companies, public interest and consumer groups, state and local governments and others who have signed on to the call for action for a national broadband strategy. Read More »

New Jersey tops residential broadband rankings in latest ITIF report

New Jersey has the best residential broadband adoption according to the Information Technology Innovation Fund's (ITIF) 2008 State New Economy Index report. Read More »

New Report Shows U.S. Lagging Behind in High-Speed Internet Connectivity

The United States ranks 8th place out of 26 countries in the percentage of "high-speed Internet" connections, countries according to Akamai's new State of the Internet report. Read More »

CWA joins the Alliance for Digital Equality

The Communications Workers of America announced a strategic partnership on Wednesday, November 19 with the Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), a bipartisan consumer advocacy organization with the mission to facilitate and ensure 'equal access' to technology that seeks to empower all communities. Read More »

U.S. fiber deployment lags behind

The percentage of total broadband subscribers in the United States who are connected with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) or fiber-to-the-building technology is just a fraction of the world leaders', according to June's Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) Rankings. Read More »

ITIF recommends high speed Internet to stimulate economy

In a new paper recently released by the Information Technology & Innovation Fund (ITIF), Robert Atkinson continues to build the strong case for Congress to include high speed Internet funding in its forthcoming economic stimulus efforts. Read More »

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