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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 »

Telemedicine at Work in Southwest Virginia

The Meadowview Health Clinic and Community Center in Meadowview, Virginia has received a $227,613 federal grant to join a telemedicine network with the University of Virginia. Read More »

United States still lags behind in international broadband penetration

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has released its latest international broadband statistics and the findings remain grim for the United States. Read More »

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 »

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