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Broadband reliant smart grid technology to save electricity

In his "rebuilding America" plan, President Obama pushed smart grid technology to the forefront - citing it as a way not only to eliminate power outages, but also as a mechanism for job creation and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, none of that will be possible without broadband Internet connections. Read More »

What is broadband?

In order to determine who is eligible for grant money from the broadband programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is trying to define “broadband,” “unserved” and “underserved.” Read More »

Three leaders in broadband adoption and deployment join forces

The Communication Workers of America, the Alliance for Digital Equality, and Connected Nation announced a groundbreaking partnership on Monday, April 27, 2009. The three leaders in broadband advocacy will work together to educate "the American consumer about the benefits of new broadband technologies, and retraining the workforce for new job opportunities in a variety of tech-related fields," according to a joint press release. Read More »

Lack of high-speed Internet hurts business

Connie Toops cannot do her job well because of her inability to get high-speed Internet access. Read More »

Broadband experts from Southeast states discuss future of high-speed Internet

Experts from all corners of the Southeast United States gathered at Benedict College earlier this month to discuss the state of broadband in their states and ways to further their interests. Read More »

Life without Internet access

In many regions of the United States, people live without regular Internet access, or lack equipment and training to get online and benefit from the vast array of opportunities that the Internet provides. Read More »

FCC takes first step to develop national broadband plan

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to develop a national broadband plan, due to Congress by February 17, 2010. As a first step, the FCC published a Notice of Inquiry on April 8 seeking public comment on the national broadband plan. Read More »

PBS and broadband Internet transforming education together

The Public Broadcasting System is looking to transform the delivery of Kindergarten through 12th grade education using broadband technology. Read More »

CWA urges NTIA to focus on job creation

The Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign urged the NTIA to make broadband investment that creates and preserves good jobs the highest priority of the broadband initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

Smart Grid Could Save $950 billion over 12 years

In a recent article, Telephony Online points out that applying Moore's Law to our nation's digital network and extending that network into new geographic areas could be a much-needed boost to our economy. Read More »

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