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WaPo: New Way Forward Needed on Broadband Oversight

A Washington Post editorial proposes a "fourth way" regulatory framework for broadband Internet in reaction to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's "third way" plan. The editorial argues that the FCC should not attempt to fit broadband into an existing, yet largely incompatible regulatory framework. Rather, the FCC should work with Congress to create clear, yet limited, new rules for broadband providers that focus on increased reporting, monitoring and transparency. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn sounds support for Comcast public hearings

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has now publicly stated her support for public hearings on the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger. Read More »

Black, Hispanic Congressional Caucuses Question Comcast-NBC merger

Forty-Six members of Congress including many from the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses recently called on the FCC to hold public hearings on Comcast's bid to purchase NBC Universal. Read More »

FCC opts to re-regulate broadband

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on May 6 announced support for reclassifying the transmission component of broadband Internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

CWA: FCC should continue to prioritize broadband buildout, open Internet, job creation

The Communications Workers of America believes that the Federal Communications Commission's rulemaking and its response to the recent Comcast decision should prioritize buildout, job creation, an open internet, and a level competitive landscape across all networks. Read More »

Sierra Club, CWA Join Forces on Broadband Build-Out

In a win-win-win proposition for workers, consumers and the environment, the Communications Workers of America and the Sierra Club are working together to ensure that all Americans have access to high-speed broadband networks. Read More »

Protecting Workers’ Rights, Broadband Key to Green Jobs Being ‘Good Jobs’

Protecting workers' rights and building out high-speed broadband to every community will spur the economic growth our country needs and create quality, union, green jobs, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen told participants this week at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference. Read More »

Commerce announces $28.5 million in grant money for One Economy

Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding. Read More »

House Subcommittee Chair worries more Americans lack broadband than previously thought

During its first hearing on the National Broadband Plan, U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet Chairman Rick Boucher expressed concern over one of the findings of the FCC's plan, arguing that more Americans than currently thought lack broadband service. Read More »

FCC begins implementing Internet security provisions

The FCC has begun implementing the cyber security provisions proposed in the National Broadband Plan, opening the comments period on a cyber security certification program and testing the strength of existing broadband infrastructure. Read More »

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