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Connect Appalachia to extend broadband to underserved communities

This past Tuesday, Congressman Zach Space (OH-18) introduced the Connecting Appalachia Broadband Plan, which will bring broadband technology to a wide range of underserved communities. Read More »

Cisco’s CEO calls for increased broadband deployment

Along with many elected officials, America's CEOs are speaking out in favor of widespread broadband access, as the driving engine of the 21st Century economy. Read More »

Tennessee’s telemedicine project to be expanded

Thanks to a $1.8 million grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee Health Foundation, an existing telemedicine network will be expanded to 11 rural sites throughout the state to benefit pregnant women. Read More »

Broadband stimulus debate shifts to Senate

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the $9 billion Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program last Tuesday, moving it closer to inclusion in the economic stimulus package. On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved broadband tax incentives.  The Senate broadband provisions closely track CWA's Speed Matters recommendations to create jobs and improve global competitiveness through broadband investment. Read More »

Obama inaugural address calls for building “digital lines”

With the whole nation watching on Tuesday, President Obama took his historic inaugural address as an opportunity to renew his promise to lead America into the digital age. He noted the importance of strengthening our IT infrastructure in stimulating the economy both now and in the future: Read More »

Broadband expanding in SW Virginia thanks to $2 million in grants

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) recently awarded two individual million-dollar grants to local non-profit companies for the installation of high-speed fiber-optic broadband lines throughout the southwestern coalfield region of Virginia. Read More »

Proposed Economic Stimulus Plan Includes $6 Billion For Broadband

The proposed stimulus plan from President-elect Barack Obama and House Democrats includes a $6 billion investment to expand broadband and wireless access in unserved and underserved areas across the country. Read More »

Broadband funding included in Senate stimulus bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the $9 billion Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program Tuesday, moving it closer to inclusion in the economic stimulus package. On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved broadband tax incentives.  The Senate broadband provisions closely track CWA's Speed Matters recommendations to create jobs and improve global competitiveness through broadband investment.

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With Broadband Access, Patients In Hawaii Can Make Web Calls To Doctors

The Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state's Blue Cross-Blue Shield Licensee, is going to provide a web service - called American Well - that will increase the accessibility of doctors to both insured and uninsured patients. Read More »

The Digital Road to Recovery

Half a million jobs. That's what could be created by a nationwide effort to expand high speed Internet access, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Investment in this essential technology doesn't just connect Americans to the enormous benefits of the digital age--it serves as a much-needed stimulus to our ailing economy. Read More »

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