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Personal Health Record Adoption Faces Digital Divide

Personal Health Records (PHR) have been on the rise in the United States as a means of easily accessing and coordinating health information. Growing in popularity, such records are part of a broader health IT movement that simplifies health care for patients and care providers alike. Read More »

The Joint Center Explores the Impact of the National Broadband Plan on the Underserved

On March 2nd, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies hosted a forum that assessed whether the Federal Communications Commission's National Broadband Plan is being implemented in a timely manner and whether it is positively impacting underserved populations. Attendees included Blair Levin, the "architect" of the Plan, along with Ed Lazarus, Chief of Staff to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, and several other policy experts. Read More »

Schools and Libraries Connecting the Unconnected

About 100 million Americans do not have broadband access at home. Numerous surveys tell us why: lower-income people can't afford computers and Internet access, many people don't know how to use the technology, others don't see the value of the Internet, and about 12-24 million Americans still don't have access to broadband networks. Read More »

CWAs Debbie Goldman on AT&T/T-Mobile USA Merger

Speed Matters' Debbie Goldman was interviewed on C-SPAN about the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile USA mergers impact on broadband in the US. Watch the video. Read More »

FCC Releases New Internet Speed and Telephone Competition Report

Internet access services are a key metric for measuring progress in meeting the National Broadband Plan goals. A new report by the FCC, the Internet Access Services report, gauges the development of Internet connectivity and speeds in the past six months. Read More »

Qwest-CenturyLink Merger Moves Ahead With FCC Conditions

The FCC formally approved the merger of Qwest Communications and CenturyLink on March 18, a $22 billion deal that will impact over 17 million telephone and 5 million broadband customers in 37 states. Read More »

AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Means Better Broadband

The acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T is good news for everyone who realizes that the United States needs to catch up to the rest of the world when it comes to broadband speed and buildout. Read More »

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Announced Acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T

Yesterday's announcement of the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T has important, positive implications for consumers in the U.S. and Germany, for the U.S. telecom workforce and for our country's economic future. Read More »

Electronic Health Record Incentives Expanded to Mental Health

As health IT adoption grows, a new bill introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will help expand electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs to mental health workers and facilities. Read More »

T-Mobile USA and AT&T Merger Means Faster and More Widespread Broadband

Today's announcement of the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T is a victory for broadband proponents in both the U.S. and Germany. For the U.S., it means that T-Mobile customers will get quick access to the AT&T network, soon to include LTE or data speeds of at least 10 megabits down stream. More important, as part of the deal, AT&T is committing to build out to nearly every part of the U.S. within six years. Read More »

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