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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 »

ConnectKentucky a model for other states

As states are applying for the $7.2 billion from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act set aside for broadband projects across the country, many are looking to Kentucky as a model. Read More »

Report: U.S. falls to sixth in innovation-based competitiveness

A new report from a Speed Matters partner, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, found that the United States ranked sixth among 40 nations and regions in innovation-based economic competitiveness. Most troubling, the ITIF report found that the United States has made the least progress among all 40 nations studied in improvement toward the new knowledge-based innovation economy. Read More »

Ohio set to see great benefit from increased broadband

Ohio is one of many states that is getting ready to tap into funding for broadband deployment in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

Rural Broadband And Telemedicine Save Stroke Victims’ Lives

Broadband saves lives - at least according to a recent article in the USA Today. A two-way video and audio link - made possible by rural broadband access - saved the life of a woman experiencing a stroke. Read More »

Obama: U.S. to bring broadband to “nearly every community in America”

President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Tuesday, which is funding $7.2 billion for grant programs to increase the deployment and adoption of high speed Internet. Read More »

E-Government enters new age

In an op/ed for State Tech Magazine, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) President Robert Atkinson and senior ITIF analyst Daniel Castro argue that the United States is entering a new age of e-government. Read More »

U.K. releases report recommending universal broadband access

Parallel to the Obama Administration's and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's crucial inclusion of provisions to move toward universal broadband access for U.S. citizens, last month the U.K. government took a significant step forward to ensure the same for its citizens by publishing Digital Britain: The Interim Report Read More »

Economic Stimulus package a victory for Speed Matters

The economic stimulus package that passed the House and Senate last week and scheduled to be signed by President Obama today is a victory for all of us who have worked so hard to get high speed Internet access to all Americans. Read More »

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