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Sens. Kerry and Landrieu Introduce Small Business Broadband Bill

The Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Mary Landrieu, and former Chairman, John Kerry, recently introduced a bill to improve broadband access for small businesses in the U.S. Read More »

Low Bandwidth Slowing Classroom Innovation

As teachers and students have embraced web-enabled applications, videos, and Internet-assisted research, schools need the broadband capacity to keep up with hungry minds. Unfortunately, according to a recent PBS survey of 1,401 full-time teachers K-12 and 197 pre-K teachers, speed issues are commonplace. Read More »

Computers 4 Kids Teaches High School Students to Refurbish Computers, Donates Them to Local Families

ConnectKentucky’s Computers 4 Kids program will donate 150 refurbished computers to Greenup County families, according to Connected Nation. Read More »

Latoya Livingston on Broadband Adoption and the National Broadband Plan

If 2010 was the year of broadband legislation, then 2011 will be the year of broadband adoption. The digital divide is still a major concern for us all. With the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) reporting an adoption gap of at least 20 points between black and white Americans, and 20 points between Hispanic and white Americans, the FCC has a lot of work to accomplish the goals of the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

White House Joins Sen. Rockefeller, Public Safety Leaders & CWA in Support of D-Block Reallocation

The White House has joined the growing consensus for D-Block reallocation, which would transfer the designated spectrum for the implementation of a national interoperable public safety broadband network. Read More »

Senator Rockefeller Champions Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

With the start of the 112th Congress, Senator John D. Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced the reintroduction of the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. Read More »

Pres. Obama features high speed Internet in State of the Union

President Obama, in his State of the Union speech, addressed the topic of building out broadband connectivity. Read More »

MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit Highlights Adoption and Universal Service Reform

The Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC) hosted a two-day policy summit in Washington, D.C. with a broad focus on broadband policy and how it intersects with social justice and civil rights issues. Speakers included all of the FCC's Commissioners, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Rep. Cliff Stearns - the Chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Rep. Bobby Rush - the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., and a mix of industry and policy leaders. Read More »

“Comcastrophe” Averted? The Washington Post Weighs In

The ramifications of the Comcast/NBCU merger will resonate across the media landscape for years to come. Yet, initial reaction to the merger of two of the largest content providers and content producers shows just how important online video is to the future. Read More »

40 Countries Call Broadband a Universal Service Obligation

Broadband is considered to be a universal service in more than 40 countries, according to an International Telecommunication Union report. The study also found that 82 nations have or plan to adopt a universal broadband strategy. Read More »

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