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Sen. Klobuchar encourages Obama to fund broadband in economic stimulus package

On Monday, January 5, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to President-Elect Obama urging him to include broadband investments in his upcoming economic recovery plan. Read More »

Report: next-generation broadband networks would create 200,000 jobs in three years

Tax incentives for fiber-to-the-premises build-out would create over 200,000 new jobs between 2009 and 2011, according to a new report by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council. Read More »

Getting kids online in Tennessee

Connected Tennessee has selected Chattanooga's Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter as the recipients of its latest donation. Read More »

Pew Report predicts state of the Internet in 2020

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project makes several predictions about technology and its role in the year 2020. Read More »

Public libraries in seven states to engage in broadband pilot programS

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $6.9 million pilot grant to public libraries in seven states today to improve the speed of Internet connections. Read More »

Webcast highlights role of state initiatives in expanding high speed Internet access

Earlier this week, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Alliance for Public Technology (APT) co-sponsored a fascinating webcast based on a new joint report from the APT and CWA on current state efforts to expand high speed Internet access. Read More »

CWA part of growing consensus on broadband stimulus policies

The Communications Workers of America's Speed Matters project is part of a growing consensus about the need for expanded high-speed broadband networks in the United States, according a Washington Post article. Read More »

China announces plans for high-speed network

China has plans to build a nationwide high-capacity optic-fiber network that would be able to carry Internet, telephone and television services. Read More »

CWA and allies urge Congress to include broadband in economic stimulus

The Communications Workers of America sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in early December urging them to stimulate investment in broadband infrastructure as part of a comprehensive economic recovery and job creation program." Read More »

Winners of second “Broadband Changed My Life!” contest announced

The Alliance for Public Technology - a Speed Matters partner - recently announced the winners of its second "Broadband Changed My Life!" contest. Read More »

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