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CWA Files Comments with the FCC on Preserving an Open Internet

This week, The Communications Workers of America filed formal comments with the FCC in response to the latest request for information on preserving an open Internet. CWA believes that a strong consensus has emerged in support of a middle-ground approach to protect an open Internet that ensures free expression, while at the same time preserves adequate incentives to promote job-creating investment and innovation in broadband networks, applications, and content. Read More »

Demand for high speed Internet is growing across the world

In the UK, BT launched a 'Race to Infinity," designed to gauge public demand for high-speed fiber broadband by mapping local support across regional exchanges. BT plans to provide access to the five highest demand areas by 2012 and continue to deploy fiber after 2012 in communities with significant demand on the 'hot spot' map. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Says USF Reform to Begin This Year

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn told an audience of telecom policy researchers that she expects the commission will launch its reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) this year. Read More »

Social Networks play key role in broadband adoption

The Telecommunications Policy Research Conference concluded on October 3, 2010 with a series of panels addressing broadband adoption and the challenges of universality. The theme of the conference: the need for a new policy framework that sees broadband acceptance as integral to the path towards universal adoption. Read More »

NBCU & Comcast Merger Faces Challenges

The Federal Communications Commission is raising further questions about the prospective merger of General Electric's NBC Universal and Comcast. In its second inquiry since March 2010, the FCC asked both companies to provide details regarding advertising revenues, top advertisers though programming and online, as well as specific details of broadcast agreements. Read More »

West Virginia Aims to Provide Statewide Access to Broadband

West Virginia's plan to build a statewide fiber broadband network with funds from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) promises to create thousands of jobs and help lay the foundation for future economic growth. Read More »

Philadelphia Awards Gigabit Genius Grant

Tech leaders representing Philadelphia announced the winners of a $10,000 grant to develop new, transformative technologies using gigabit, or ultra-fast, Internet connections. Read More »

Global Union Encourages Responsible Net Neutrality Rules in Europe

UNI, a global federation of unions that includes the Communications Workers of America and over 20 million workers, has submitted a filing with the European Union on the bloc's ongoing efforts to craft new open Internet rules. Read More »

Last Broadband Stimulus Grants Award $190 Million for State Planning, Outreach Activities

The NTIA's final batch of broadband stimulus grants were given to state and non-profit entities for broadband planning, outreach, and research programs. Read More »

Former Chair of FCC National Broadband Initiative Sees Universal Broadband for $10 Billion

According to Blair Levin, providing broadband to nearly all unserved homes can be done at a cost of $10 billion. The former FCC "Broadband Expert," Levin's cost estimate for universal connectivity is lower than the FCC's official price tag of $32.4 billion. Read More »

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