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CWA Says Congress Must Act Now to Affirm FCC Authority to Protect Internet Consumers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has filed comments in response to the FCC’s Title I/Title II Notice of Inquiry to “identify the legal approach that will best support its efforts to ensure universal access to affordable, high-quality broadband services.” Read More »

FCC Commits More Funds To Connect Rural Health Providers

The FCC is aiming to close the digital divide in healthcare with an ambitious retooling of the Rural Health Care Support Mechanism, one of four programs funded by the Universal Service Fund. Read More »

Skepticism of Comcast-NBCU Merger Dominates FCC Hearing

A sweeping chorus of voices came out in opposition to the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger at an FCC field hearing in Chicago on July 13. Read More »

CWA Files Comments with the FCC on Universal Service Fund Reform

This week, CWA filed formal comments for the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on the question of how to reform the High-Cost programs of the Universal Service Fund (USF). Read More »

Hoyer Announces Support for Targeted Legislation to Affirm FCC Authority over Broadband

Congress must step in to clarify FCC authority to protect broadband consumers, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced. Read More »

Changes Proposed for the FCC’s E-Rate Program

The FCC has taken the first steps toward implementing the National Broadband Plan’s vision for an enhanced E-rate program, which provides educational institutions with discounts for high-speed Internet. While E-rate has successfully increased connectivity at schools and libraries across the country, the program has never kept up with the demand from America's educational community. Read More »

FCC to Create a New “Internet Speed Map” of America

Last week I attended a meeting held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss a new initiative, previously recommended by the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, which will scientifically measure internet speeds nationwide. Read More »

Baltimore Library Opens Door to High-Speed Internet Access

Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library is at the forefront of a fundamental transformation in the role of public libraries in America--providing a free portal to high-speed Internet access. Read More »

Finland Mandates Universal Broadband Access

Starting this month, every citizen of Finland will have access to a 1 Megabit-per-second (Mbps) broadband connection. Read More »

California leads the way with electric smart grid deployment plan

On June 24, California's Public Utilities Commission unveiled its roadmap to bring the state's electric grid into the 21st century. The proposed "smart grid", will allow two-way communications, sensors and control technologies, and promises to affect the way electricity is generated, transmitted, and used. Read More »

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