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For North Carolina Residents, Broadband Connections Mean Business

Broadband access is a proven catalyst for economic growth, according to a new study by e-North Carolina and the Strategic Networks Group. Read More »

FCC: 26 Million Americans without Broadband Access

The FCC’s latest broadband report finds that approximately 26 million Americans, mostly in rural communities, have no access to broadband. Even where broadband is available, one in three Americans — 100 million people — do not subscribe, due to high costs, low digital literacy, or concerns about privacy. Read More »

FCC Chairman Emphasizes Broadband Key to Small Business Success

In a speech at the Cybersecurity and Small Business Roundtable, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the significant economic impact of an extensive and robust broadband network on small business. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger is Path to High Speed Broadband for All

The AT&T/T-Mobile merger brings a unique opportunity to ensure high speed broadband buildout, if regulators condition approval to ensure buildout to 97% of Americans and set a timetable for achieving true high speeds. There is no other path for America to catch up with the rest of the world and bridge our digital divide, especially for rural areas. Read More »

UK Promises Broadband Build Out, US Lags Behind International Neighbors

A recently established broadband goal will give 90 percent of UK homes 25 Mbps broadband connections by 2015. In just four years, the UK hopes to 'turbo-charge' its broadband capacities and surge ahead of international competitors. Yet as foreign countries move ahead with broadband goals, the US still lags behind in broadband penetration and speeds. Read More »

Lifeline-Linkup: Much-Needed Changes to Close the Digital Divide

What is the Lifeline-Linkup Program, and why and how should it be modernized? Many Americans have never heard of the program that has brought telephone service to millions, so unfortunately don't know how antiquated this critical program is. Having to explain how something that is inherently necessary to me should be equally important to you is somewhat daunting. Read More »

Broadband Connections Bring Businesses $200K More Annually

High-speed Internet connections are directly correlated with higher median annual revenue for American businesses, according to a report released by Connected Nation. A survey of over 9,600 businesses across the U.S. uncovered a startling $200,000 revenue gap between business with broadband and those without. Read More »

Obama Administration Launches Digital Literacy Portal

DigitalLiteracy.gov, a new digital training website launched earlier this week, offers workers a wealth of resources to help them improve their online and computer skills. As digital literacy becomes a prerequisite for many jobs, this website strives to prepare workers for the digital economy of the future. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Will Expand Broadband Access, Benefit Consumers and Workers

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen today told a Congressional panel that the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will accelerate broadband deployment, benefit consumers, and positively impact employees. Read More »

T-Mobile Quarterly Results Show Benefits of AT&T Merger

T-Mobile USA's recently released quarterly report offers proof of just how badly the company needed to merge with AT&T to stay afloat — and how the merger is good for everyone involved. Read More »

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