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CWA Offers Suggestions for FCC Telecom Access Reform

CWA voiced support for the main thrust of an FCC proposal to update policies governing access charges paid by long distance and wireless providers to local wireline companies -- changes meant to reflect the shift from copper wire to digital -- but suggested modifications to protect jobs and service provided by mid-size rural companies. Read More »

Higher education sees bandwidth increase

Universities and colleges across the United States have seen a significant increase in total bandwidth between 2006 and 2007, according to a recent survey. Read More »

The impact of public policy on fiber to the home

Joe Savage, President of the Fiber to the Home Council, shares his thoughts on the importance of public policy to the growth of next generation networks. Read More »

Pennsylvania setting e-learning standard

In its third year of existence, Pennsylvania's Classrooms for the Future program has succeeded in increasing the learning capabilities of hundreds of school districts. Read More »

Lack of high-speed Internet puts rural areas at a disadvantage

The digital divide is severely hurting small rural communities. In the small town of Grove in upstate New York there is no high speed Internet access, cable TV, or cell phone service. The town relies on dial up and suffers because of it. However, just a few towns over in Alfred Station which has high speed access, businesses are using the Internet to flourish. Read More »

President Bush signs Broadband Data Improvement Act

A first hurdle to a national broadband policy was cleared on Friday, as President Bush signed the Broadband Data Improvement Act (S. 1492) into law. Read More »

High Speed Internet necessary for distance education

Speed Matters has released a new video on the importance of high speed Internet access for distance learning, allowing adults who are returning to school to upgrade their skills or train for new jobs by taking classes online. Read More »

High speed broadband to help improve environment

A recent study found that fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology will provide significant environmental benefits, just six years after being deployed. The study, commissioned by the Fiber-to-the-Home Council based its findings on similar lifestyle studies used in other industries. With FTTH Internet connections, people will be more likely to telecommute, which saves gasoline and in turn helps the environment. Read More »

California passes bill to expand broadband deployment

California recently passed Senate bill 1193 creating the California Advanced Services Fund, which will allocate $100 million to spread high speed Internet access to un-served and underserved areas. Read More »

Southeast Los Angeles to Receive High Speed Internet

The Southeast Cities Technology Collaborative, an initiative by the Southeast Community Development Corporation to bring high-speed broadband Internet access to southeast Los Angeles, received two grant awards to help them close the digital divide in LA. Read More »

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