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Open Internet Supporters Voice Opposition to House Bill

A resolution to repeal the FCC's Open Internet protocol passed the House on Friday, sparking a Democratic backlash against the measure. Policymakers and Democratic officials, from Nancy Pelosi to the White House, have spoken out against the repeal. Read More »

FCC Adopts Equipment Program for Persons with Disabilities

In a bid to ensure equal access to 21st century technology, the FCC established the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), making it easier and more affordable for low-income, deaf-blind individuals to connect to the Internet and other services. Read More »

Brookings Issue Brief on Universal Service Reform

The broadband divide is still an issue for millions of Americans who seek connectivity. One out of three Americans do not access the web due to poor infrastructure, high prices, or a lack of digital skills. One in twenty Americans lives in a region without broadband infrastructure. Read More »

White House Builds Support for Spectrum Auction

A panel event hosted by the White House on April 6 highlighted support for legislation allowing the FCC to compensate broadcasters for returned spectrum. Voluntary spectrum auctions are a market-friendly solution to free up spectrum for public safety and wireless broadband. Read More »

Telehealth Saves Money and Paves the Way for Innovation

The health industry's gradual shift toward telehealth technology is helping connect health professionals with patients around the country, elevating the quality of care to a new level. Global health leaders see telehealth as the best hope for bringing about a more collaborative and cost-efficient health environment, according to a recent CISCO and Princeton Survey Research Associates International survey. Read More »

D.C. Court of Appeals Dismisses Net Neutrality Challenge, For Now

A challenge to the FCC's net neutrality regulations by two telecommunications companies has been thrown out of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia as premature. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Receives Broad Organizational Support

The recently announced merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received the support of dozens of organizations from across the country. Statements from technology, labor, and minority groups emphasize the boost to broadband, diversified workforce, and digital inclusion that would come with the larger telecommunications entity. Read More »

A Good Merger for a Change

AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of its smaller cell-phone rival T-Mobile has been widely criticized as anti-competitive and bad for consumers. Normally, I would be joining in such a chorus, but this is a special case. Read More »

NCLR, BBOC, and One Economy Closing the Digital Divide in Hispanic Communities

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC) & Speed Matters' partner One Economy are working together to close the 14-percentage point gap in home broadband adoption between White and Hispanic households. Read More »

House Introduces Legislation Promoting D-Block Allocation

Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, introduced a bill last week to allocate 10MHz of airwaves to public safety. The re-allocated band of spectrum, known as the D-block, would be an essential tool for first responders who face heightened spectrum demand during emergency situations. Read More »

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