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New grant extends high speed Internet to rural Michigan

The community of Applegate, Michigan, is about to get plugged in to high speed Internet, thanks to the Community Connect program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More »

Massachusetts broadband initiative sent to Governor

Massachusetts is the land of clam chowder, obsessive sports fans, and baked beans. Soon, thanks to a bill introduced by Gov. Deval Patrick and passed by the state legislature, affordable high-speed Internet for all Bay Staters can be added to that list. Read More »

CWA: Comcast Ruling Shows Effectiveness of FCC Broadband Principles

Comcast has finally been forced by the FCC to stop interfering with customers' use of peer-to-peer file sharing programs. By secretly and deliberately blocking transmission of legal peer-to-peer traffic, and without letting customers know it was doing this, Comcast interfered with consumers' rights to access the lawful content of their choice and to run the applications of their choice over the Internet. Strong enforcement will ensure that network operators refrain from similar violations, and the FCC has demonstrated that it will act promptly to address any actions violating consumers' rights regarding this broadband policy. Read More »

Kentucky works on high speed Internet access

Kentucky's high speed Internet plan recently caught the attention of The Wall Street Journal, which highlighted ConnectKentucky, a nonprofit funded 90% by the state and 10% by private businesses and foundations which aims to bring high speed Internet to all state residents. Read More »

Virginia Gov. Kaine embraces investment in high speed Internet

Investments in high speed Internet are as critical as those in transportation, according to Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine and a series of papers released by the Brookings Institution. Read More »

High speed Internet is a civil right

Earlier this week in Pittsburgh, Marge Krueger, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Communications Workers of America District 13, gave a statement at an FCC hearing on high speed Internet and the digital future. Krueger spoke about the importance of this advanced technology, and its potential to help people in many different ways. Read More »

Miracle of birth meets miracle of high speed Internet

High speed Internet is allowing soldiers abroad to see -- live, and from thousands of miles away -- the birth of their children back home. Read More »

Survey finds America kicking it into high speed—but only where available

While the percentage of Americans who have high speed Internet access at home has increased over the past year, one in ten Americans still cannot gain access to high speed networks, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Read More »

U.S. mayors join the call for universal high speed Internet

Recently the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) unanimously passed a resolution for high speed Internet deployment on a national level, calling on the Bush Administration, the U.S. Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to work together to develop a policy that makes high speed Internet access a national priority. Read More »

Australia creates strong national broadband policy

The United States could learn a little something from Australia. The land down under is now above the United States in terms of connectivity with their creation of an ambitious national broadband policy. Read More »

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