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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 »

Do-Not-Track Hearing Tests Water for Consumer Protection Legislation

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened on December 2nd to discuss possible "Do-Not-Track" legislation for the Internet. Read More »

A Sensible Proposal, LA Times Backs Genachowski’s Net Framework

The Los Angeles Times, in a December 2 editorial, endorsed FCC Chairman Genachowski's proposal to protect an open Internet. Calling it a "reasonable approach" to the net neutrality question, the op-ed praised the Genachowski framework bid as a "sensible" compromise. Read More »

One Economy launches We Are Now Connected

One Economy, along with the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC), launched a new campaign called: We Are Now Connected. The goal of the initiative is to "expand digital literacy and broadband initiatives on an unprecedented scale -- ensuring high-speed Internet access in underserved communities, increasing online content and Internet relevancy, and empowering low-income individuals across the United States." Read More »

More Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Earlier today we published statements of support for Chairman Genachowski's open internet proposal from a variety of public interest groups. Well, the support keeps coming. Read More »

Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Civil rights, labor, and consumer groups issued statements of support for FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's recent announcement. Genachowski is planning to pursue a Network Neutrality Order under a Title I framework in order to ensure an open Internet. Read More »

Setting the Record Straight: How the National Broadband Plan Bridges the Rural Divide

America faces a "rural-rural divide"--certain rural carriers aren't receiving funds to subsidize broadband service from the Universal Service system--according to an op-ed written by Blair Levin of the Aspen Institute. Read More »

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