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Broadband availability on tribal lands discussed at second broadband roundtable

At the second NTIA broadband roundtable in Las Vegas on March 17, the discussion revolved around reaching vulnerable populations, selection criteria and definitions of "broadband", "underserved" and "unserved". Read More »

First NTIA broadband stimulus roundtable

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) held the first of six broadband stimulus roundtables at the Department of Commerce building in Washington, DC on March 16. The roundtables are designed to get public input on the rules the NTIA must write to implement the Broadband Technology Oppportunities grant program. Read More »

Report: Digital Divide still exists, hurts rural Americans

There is a 12 percent gap in domestic Internet access between rural and urban households, according to a new Agriculture Department Economic Resource Service report. Read More »

Broadband stimulus program kick off meeting big success

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development (RUS), and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss how they would coordinate the dispersal of economic stimulus money for broadband projects. Read More »

Speed Matters goes global through UNI global union-telecom

As CWA’s Speed Matters campaign champions the fight to build a truly universal high-speed Internet accessible to all in the United States, unions all over the world are working towards the same goal through the UNI global union telecom's For The Long Run campaign. Read More »

ITIF Report: Next-generation broadband networks crucial to boost economy

At an event on March 5, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - a Speed Matters partner - released a report on the importance of next-generation broadband networks. Read More »

NTIA, USDA and FCC host public meeting on broadband initiatives in economic stimulus

The three government organizations that oversee the dispersal and regulation of broadband deployment and grants are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday March 10 regarding the broadband initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

One Economy launches new health care hub for low-income families

One Economy launched Atlanta Health Care for You last month - an online hub that will connect "people to health information and local free or low-cost resources that improve both your health care access and outcomes." Read More »

Broadband connects sick children with classrooms

At Speed Matters, we have highlighted the benefits of high speed Internet for the economy, education, health care, the environment, public safety and closing the digital divide. However, several new broadband-based programs are helping solve another problem: allowing ill children to be kids. Read More »

States eyeing broadband money from economic stimulus package

States and localities across the country are beginning to assess their broadband gaps, hoping to tap into the $7.2 billion in federal funding for high-speed Internet expansion in the economic stimulus bill. Speed Matters will keep you updated as we learn more about the grantmaking process and plans in states and communities. Read More »

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