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APT re-launches, focusing on broadband adoption

The Alliance for Public Technology (APT) - a Speed Matters partner - has re-launched as the National Broadband Resource Center (NBRC). The new organization will focus on spurring broadband adoption and innovation. Read More »

Cohen presses for action to bridge America’s digital divide

With Internet speeds and access in most of the developed world leaving the United States in the dust, America's low-income and minority households are particularly at risk of being left behind in the digital world, CWA President Larry Cohen told the Minority Broadband Summit in a keynote speech Wednesday. Read More »

Anticipated Comcast-NBC Universal merger must be stopped

The Communications Workers of America have joined forces with two of the nation's top consumer advocacy groups to bring attention to the list of reasons that the Comcast-NBC Universal merger should be stopped. Free Press and the Consumers Federation of America - along with CWA - are speaking out about the significant anti-trust problems with the proposed deal. Read More »

Broadband plan considers bridging the digital gap

The persistent divide between those who enjoy high speed Internet at home and those who do not is increasingly problematic, according to a report from the US Broadband Coalition. The report, "Bridging the Gap," details specific recommendations to increase broadband adoption and use. Read More »

NTIA and RUS looking to streamline broadband stimulus

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are seeking public comment on possible changes for the second and final round of funding from the Recovery Act stimulus. The agencies are requesting input on "procedural and policy aspects of the programs including ways to streamline the application process and best address privacy issues." Read More »

Free Press concerned with Verizon Frontier deal

One of the nation's leading consumer advocacy groups recently voiced concern with the Verizon Frontier deal and its potential impact on rural America. In the blog post, Free Press joined the call to close the RMT tax loophole that is enabling the deal to happen. Read More »

Using wireless technology, heart murmur diagnosed remotely

Tuesday, November 3 was a big day in the history of telemedicine: a newborn baby’s heart murmur was diagnosed remotely, in real time. Read More »

Redefining “access” - broadband for those with disabilities

FCC officials and disabilities advocates gathered at an FCC field hearing on November 6 to discuss how to make broadband accessible for those with hearing, visual, and physical disabilities. The consensus? Broadband could provide incredible benefits to the disabled community after overcoming a few unique challenges. Read More »

Alliance for Digital Equality Summit draws star power

The Alliance for Digital Equality's 2nd Annual Summit will be held November 18th at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event will feature CNN contributor and noted author Roland Martin as its moderator. CWA President Larry Cohen will give the keynote address. The event will also feature Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, and NPR's "Morning Edition" Tech Expert Mario Armstrong, among many others. Read More »

Minnesota broadband task force lays out deployment plan

The Minnesota broadband task force issued a new report that outlines a path to expand broadband throughout the entire state. The goal: download speeds of 10-20 Mbps and upload speeds of 5-10 Mbps available to all Minnesotans by 2015. Read More »

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