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Minority Groups Urge Congressional Action on Broadband Regulation

A broad coalition of minority and community groups have sent a letter to Capitol Hill leadership supporting congressional action to clarify the FCC's regulatory authority over broadband. Read More »

UK introduces ambitious universal broadband plan

'Networked Nation,' a new government report issued in the United Kingdom, lays out a bold blueprint to get 10 million more Britons online. Read More »

European Regulators Look into Google’s Search Practices

Google's dominance in the Internet search market has raised questions about its fair search practices and the potential to abuse its market power. Read More »

Universal Service Reform Act of 2010 introduced

On July 22, 2010, Congressmen Rick Boucher and Lee Terry introduced the Universal Service Reform Act of 2010. Read More »

FCC: Up to 24 Million Americans Don’t Have Broadband Access

In its Sixth Broadband Deployment Report, the FCC painted a decidedly grim picture of the state of universal broadband access in the United States. The Commission estimates that between 14 and 24 million Americans still lack access to broadband Internet. As a result, the Commission concluded — for the first time — that broadband is not "being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion," as directed by Congres. Read More »

Broadband is Key to Reinventing Education

According to a recent opinion piece in the Washington Post, e-learning has the potential to revolutionize the way American students learn inside and outside of the classroom. Read More »

Senate committee approves new technology accessibility standards

The Senate Commerce Committee approved legislation that would require electronics companies to make their products more accessible to the hearing and vision impaired, extending the promise of cutting-edge technologies to millions of disabled Americans. Read More »

CWA Says Congress Must Act Now to Affirm FCC Authority to Protect Internet Consumers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has filed comments in response to the FCC’s Title I/Title II Notice of Inquiry to “identify the legal approach that will best support its efforts to ensure universal access to affordable, high-quality broadband services.” Read More »

FCC Commits More Funds To Connect Rural Health Providers

The FCC is aiming to close the digital divide in healthcare with an ambitious retooling of the Rural Health Care Support Mechanism, one of four programs funded by the Universal Service Fund. Read More »

Skepticism of Comcast-NBCU Merger Dominates FCC Hearing

A sweeping chorus of voices came out in opposition to the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger at an FCC field hearing in Chicago on July 13. Read More »

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