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Cities are being encouraged to use online tools to assist in stabilizing foreclosures

While states across the country are beginning the applications process for broadband funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the city of Los Angeles is providing an example of how high speed Internet can help solve other problems addressed by the economic stimulus bill. Read More »

Speed Matters, Rutgers University release report about online learning

Joining with the Rutgers University Center on Women and Work, CWA's Speed Matters released a report today entitled "Online Learning for Low Skill Adults." The Rutgers-Speed Matters study recognizes the challenges of low-skill adults - many of whom hold multiple jobs and care for children or other family members - to obtain additional training that is defined by rigid course and program schedules. It proposes increased opportunities for online learning as a solution to the many Americans who cannot bypass the barriers to traditional classroom based education. Read More »

Libraries extending efforts to secure federal money for high-speed Internet

As the need for high-speed Internet access grows, America's public libraries have begun to step up efforts to secure federal funding to upgrade their own network infrastructure. Read More »

Massachusetts governor files broadband legislation in preparation for stimulus funding

On April 27, Governor Deval Patrick (D-MA) filed legislation in an attempt to prepare the Commonwealth's bid for federal stimulus funds. The proposed legislation makes changes to the current Massachusetts laws in order to comply with the strict provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Read More »

Connected Nation helps Ohio Develop priorities for broadband funds

Connect Ohio is facilitating countywide meetings across the state of Ohio with broadband stakeholders to identify needs and priorities for broadband stimulus funding. The meetings bring together representatives from schools, libraries, government, law enforcement, health care, tourism, community groups, and Internet service providers. Read More »

Texas Begins Planning Process to Expand Statewide Broadband Access

The Texas Department of Agriculture and the Public Utility Commission have announced that, together, they are taking steps to extend broadband Internet access to all Texans. Read More »

Half of Tennessee on wrong side of digital divide

The lack of broadband access and adoption in Tennessee - as elsewhere - creates a significant disadvantage for state residents and businesses, as reported in The Tennessean. Read More »

Broadband reliant smart grid technology to save electricity

In his "rebuilding America" plan, President Obama pushed smart grid technology to the forefront - citing it as a way not only to eliminate power outages, but also as a mechanism for job creation and reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, none of that will be possible without broadband Internet connections. Read More »

What is broadband?

In order to determine who is eligible for grant money from the broadband programs in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is trying to define “broadband,” “unserved” and “underserved.” Read More »

Three leaders in broadband adoption and deployment join forces

The Communication Workers of America, the Alliance for Digital Equality, and Connected Nation announced a groundbreaking partnership on Monday, April 27, 2009. The three leaders in broadband advocacy will work together to educate "the American consumer about the benefits of new broadband technologies, and retraining the workforce for new job opportunities in a variety of tech-related fields," according to a joint press release. Read More »

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