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Democrats Delay Net Neutrality Reversal

An appeal by Reps. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) for a legislative hearing on the subject of net neutrality has delayed a legislative measure that would overturn the FCC's Internet regulations. Read More »

Craig Settles: USF Reform Needs to Come from Within Communities

The Universal Service Fund demands reform. While the subsidy model for low-income households works for telephone service, a recent article by Craig Settles of GigaOm proposes an interesting new model for broadband using a community-based approach. Read More »

Americans with Chronic Ailments Going Online for Support

For Americans with chronic health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and lung conditions, and cancer, the Internet has become a lifeline to communities of support. Read More »

NYT Editorial Brings Focus to Dire Need for USF Reform

The Universal Service Fund, which currently supports affordable telephone service, urgently needs to be updated for today's communications market. As profiled in a recent New York Times editorial, an FCC proposal for the fund would shift its focus to supporting high-speed broadband. Read More »

Wisconsin Protesters Blocked From Organizing Website

As pro-labor protests continue in Wisconsin, it has become clear that technology is playing a critical role in keeping protesters and volunteers connected, while getting their stories out to the rest of the world. Read More »

Broadband Map Reveals Connectivity Gaps Across the US

A new National Broadband Map shows the extent of the digital divide in America, giving President Obama's goal of advancing America's digital future a clearly defined roadmap. Read More »

Senate Committee Considers Rockefeller D-Block Bill to Create Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety

On February 16, the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee held a hearing on Sen. John D. Rockefeller's bill, The Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act of 2011, which would allocate the "D-Block" of wireless spectrum to our nation's public safety officials. CWA supports this bill that will allow America's first responders to create a nationwide interoperable communications network. Read More »

NTIA Releases National Map of Broadband Data

For years, Speed Matters and its partners have advocated for a comprehensive national broadband map, and that hard work has finally borne fruit. On February 17, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a national broadband map of the United States. Read More »

FCC Commissioners Head to Capitol Hill to Give Testimony on Open Internet Rules

On Wednesday, February 16, all five FCC Commissioners spoke in front of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to answer questions about the recently-passed open Internet regulations. Read More »

VoIP Is Voice by any Other Name

More and more telephone calls are now transmitted over the Internet. These are called Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls. Should telephone calls delivered using VoIP technology be subject to the same rules and consumer protections as traditional telephone calls? Read More »

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