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Senator Sanders Challenges Comcast-NBCU Merger

Weighing in on the Comcast-NBCU merger, Senator Bernie Sanders joined the growing opposition to the "potentially disastrous" deal with a stern rebuke. Read More »

Digital Divide Creates Barriers to Education Online

The principal recommendations of a new report by the U.S. Distance Learning Association (USDLA) include expanding broadband use and adoption, developing web-friendly education policies and enabling greater use of online education. Many American families are being left on the wrong side of the digital divide and getting put at an educational disadvantage. Read More »

Broadband is Cornerstone to Improved Health IT

For millions of Americans who live in rural areas that are far from good hospitals or individuals in underserved communities, broadband access could provide better, faster, and less expensive health care. Read More »

Senator Franken Calls for Antitrust Investigation of Comcast

Senator Al Franken (D-Minn.) has called for an investigation into Comcast for exerting control of NBC before the government has completed its antitrust review. Read More »

CWA Supports The Local Community Radio Act

Low-power FM radio has the potential to bring thousands of local voices to the airwaves across America, but legislation that would lower radio restrictions is currently being stalled in the Senate. The Communications Workers of America joined a coalition urging the Senate to pass the Local Community Radio Act. Read More »

National Education Technology Plan to Transform US Schools

Technology has long been an avenue to greater collaboration and innovation. A new technology initiative released by the Department of Education (DOE) could reform the way students and teachers approach cradle-to-college learning. Read More »

Electronic Health Records Transform Veteran Care

Electronic health records have helped transform care for veterans of the armed services, according to former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Health Ken Kizer. Read More »

EU on Net Neutrality: Wait and See

As the debate over net neutrality heats up in the United States, the European Commission is taking a much more relaxed approach to legislation that would regulate the openness of the Internet. Read More »

Broadband Connection Can Save American Family $7,707 Annually

High-speed broadband Internet not only gets you connected, but also can save you nearly $8,000 a year according to data issued by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA). The study reveals the cost-saving benefits to families, but also highlights the real challenge of the digital divide. Read More »

NTIA/ESA Report Sheds Light on Broadband Gaps

Despite the recent increase in broadband adoption rates, a new study has found that significant "adoption gaps" still exist -- leaving African American and Latino populations behind at a rate greater than the national average. Read More »

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