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Spectrum action prices high… and climbing

The long-planned auction of six blocks of publicly owned airwaves has so far reached total bidding of $34 billion -- vastly exceeded expectations. Read More »

Google Fiber moves into Nashville

Google recently applied for a franchise to bring 1 Gbps fiber to the Nashville metro area – with plans to begin work as soon as possible. Read More »

Handful of telecoms, cable companies dominate broadband

The dominant broadband providers account for 86.6 million subscribers – the top cable companies with over 51.2 million, and the top telephone companies with over 35 million. Read More »

FCC Opens Further Rulemaking on IP Transition

This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s $1.5 billion E-rate expansion

“The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding." Read More »

New York to get citywide high-speed Wi-Fi

New York City plans to replace public pay phones with a network of high-speed, multi-purpose Wi-Fi kiosks called Links. Read More »

Responding to possible Title II broadband rules, AT&T puts fiber build on hold

When President Obama called for reclassification of broadband as a Title II service, AT&T said it would delay building out its GigaPower U-verse service. Read More »

78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

The Lifeline Program just had a great week

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program. Read More »

New international high-tech tariff agreement threatens jobs

A new U.S.-China agreement to further reduce tariffs would act as a tax on U.S. products overseas, and would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, says one economist. Read More »

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