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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 »

North Carolina schools getting connected

North Carolina is taking important steps toward making sure all students in the state reap the educational benefits of high speed Internet. Over two years, the North Carolina School Connectivity Initiative is spending $22 million to connect every school in the state to high speed networks. Read More »

Report: Online learning growing

A comprehensive new report released last month found that online learning for students in grades K-12 grew steadily last year, with many states expanding their online opportunities for supplemental and full-time online class work. Read More »

High-speed Internet allows surgeons all over world to collaborate on procedure

Telemedicine achieved a significant milestone recently when an endoscopic surgery in Puerto Rico was broadcast live to doctors in several locations throughout the United States. Read More »

High speed Internet as an economic stimulus

Last week, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) sent letters to the Democratic and Republican leadership in both houses of Congress, urging them to include funding for high speed Internet infrastructure in their economic stimulus efforts. Read More »

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