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Reforming the Universal Service Fund

The Universal Service Fund, created by the FCC to meet the communication needs of Americans, will turn 14 years old this year. In 2011, the fund needs to adopt modernizing reforms that will bring it up to date with the goals of the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Your Home, More Connected Than Ever

If the latest Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas is any indication, the future holds a whole new generation of web-enabled products that extends well past laptops and smartphones. This new generation of technology will increase energy efficiency and build a more sustainable economy, but requires high-speed Internet connections to reap the full advantages. Read More »

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Good For Jobs

The Communications Workers of America's stance on the new FCC Network Neutrality Order was highlighted in POLITICO's Morning Tech as justification for upholding the new rules. Read More »

Comcast/NBCU Merger: What Does It Mean For The Future of Internet TV?

As regulators prepare to delineate the conditions of the Comcast/NBCU merger, what does this combination mean for the future of Internet TV? Read More »

Faster Internet Needed in Schools and Libraries

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau released a new survey of schools and libraries that receive support from the E-Rate program. The results show an overwhelming need for faster Internet connections in these institutions. Read More »

Broadband & Social Justice Policy Summit to Address the Digital Divide

The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) -- a Speed Matters partner -- will be hosting its second annual Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit on January 20th and 21st in Washington, DC. The summit will convene leaders, researchers, and policy makers in the fields of broadband policy and adoption, telecommunications, and social justice around the theme of "Bridging the Digital Divide." Read More »

South Korea Sets Goal of One Gigabit Per Second Internet Speeds

South Korea's new national broadband plan set the goal of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet connections to be commonplace by 2012, according to BBC News. Read More »

LA Times Supports Stronger Regulation for NBCU/Comcast Merger

With the negotiations for the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal coming closer to a formal decision, the LA Times urged federal regulators to ensure conditions are placed on the deal to keep the TV services market competitive. Read More »

Why Connecting the Unconnected to Broadband Helps Everyone on the Network

Logic tells us that the more people who are connected to a network, the more benefits each individual user has. And it's true. This is yet another reason why there is a duty to connect everyone in the nation. Read More »

Comcast/NBCU Merger, What Can We Expect?

The proposed Comcast/NBCU merger raises significant concerns for consumer protection, small cable providers, and proponents of net neutrality. The potential for anti-competitive behavior from the union of one of the largest content producers and an enormous content distributor could have far reaching effects on the entire broadcast and online video landscape. Read More »

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