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CWA and Speed Matters release 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States. Read More »

With Broadband Needs Rising, Libraries Under Strain

Broadband is now a necessary part of daily life. Whether processing financial transactions, enrolling in online classes, or taking the job hunt online, families are more reliant on the web than ever before. With broadband demands meeting the reality of too few household connections, public libraries--sometimes the only public hotspots in small communities--are feeling the strain. Read More »

Sen. Rockefeller Joins Group Calling for Conditions on a Comcast-NBCU Deal

The growing scrutiny of the Comcast-NBCU merger has prompted many politicians to speak out against the potentially harmful union. Senator Jay Rockefeller joined fellow congressmen, including Rep. Henry Waxman and Sen. John Kerry, and a host of outspoken organizations by voicing his strong support for consumer protections and fair competition. Read More »

Kerry Backs Genachowski Net Neutrality Framework

After FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski laid out a new proposal for net neutrality, many parties spoke out in support of the Chairman's framework to protect the openness of the Internet. Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Communications Subcommittee, is the latest voice to encourage the FCC to implement the proposal. Read More »

Parents can help their children by learning technology

Parents who have access to broadband technology and the skills to use it can better engage with their children's education, according to a report by the Children's Partnership. Read More »

14th Ranked US Continues to Trail Global Broadband Leaders

Broadband has become the global standard for connecting to the Internet. With fast, reliable connections, a recent OECD report found that the average fixed broadband penetration has slightly improved to 24.3 percent, up from 23.3 percent last year for its 33 member countries. Yet amid this global rise, the US remains far behind OECD leaders. Read More »

Broadband-Enabled Mobile Devices Revolutionizing Treatment for Chronic Diseases

Broadband-supported mobile health systems can make a profound difference in the lives of patients with chronic health problems, according to FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn, who recently addressed the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Read More »

Waxman, Markey, Sanders Urge the FCC to Impose Strong Conditions on Comcast-NBCU Merger

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, Representative Ed Markey and Senator Bernie Sanders recommended that the FCC place conditions on the new company if the merger is approved. Read More »

Rockefeller to FCC: Broadband is the Future of West Virginia

Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia met with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski this past Monday at a roundtable discussion about the state's broadband future. Read More »

New York Times Challenges NBCU-Comcast Merger

In an editorial published this week, the New York Times joined a growing number of voices raising concerns about the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger, arguing that it would be disastrous for consumers. According to the Times, the new entity would have none of the constraints faced by other cable networks and would have carte blanche to edge out competitors. Read More »

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