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Backers of Telemedicine circulate draft House bill

The newly introduced House Medicare Telehealth Parity Act provides for a gradual – rather than immediate – expansion of funded telemedicine. Read More »

FCC warns ISPs to play straight

The FCC recently told Internet Service Providers that they “… must disclose accurate information about their service offerings and make this information accessible to the public.” Read More »

Number of FCC net neutrality comments moves into pop-star territory

The FCC has now officially received more than a million comments on the net neutrality issue -- nearly as many as the commission received in the wake of the Janet Jackson Superbowl uproar. Read More »

Broadband reaching more than ever

According to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s National Broadband Map, ISPs report that more people have access to more and faster broadband. Read More »

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission’s open Internet rule must be “consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.” Read More »

A divided FCC votes to modernize school and library E-rate

Three Democratic FCC commissioners voted to modernize the E-rate program, adding an additional $2 billion to schools and libraries for improved Wi-Fi services. Read More »

FCC votes to require captioning on more Internet videos

All five FCC commissioners voted today to require closed captioning in all online video that was previously captioned on television. Read More »

FCC to expand rural broadband experiments

The FCC voted 5-0 today to appropriate up to $100 million to expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund. Read More »

Silicon Valley persists in lack of diversity, write Democrats

Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities. Read More »

Will Comcast’s free hotspots cost subscribers?

According to Speedify, Comcast’s use of individual and business routers to provide hotspots is costing subscribers money in increased power charges. Read More »

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