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FCC sets $2 billion amount on school broadband investment

President Obama told students at a middle school, “The average American school has about the same Internet bandwidth as the average American home, but it serves 200 times as many people." Read More »

Obama missed libraries in ConnectED speech says ALA

An American Library Association official said, “ConnectED must include professional development and support for school librarians... to ensure students have the digital literacy and research skills necessary to effectively use those devices.” Read More »

Wheeler indicates to Sprint that he’s skeptical of merger

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told Sprint top management that he'll 'keep an open mind' about their proposed merger with T-Mobile, but he remains skeptical. Read More »

Long Island city pushes Verizon to expand FiOS

Local officials, members of CWA Local 1108 and 500 residents filled a town meeting in Brookhaven, Long Island to tell Verizon to build out FiOS. Read More »

FCC votes IP Transition tests to ensure consumer services

FCC commissioners urged a focus on “enduring values” that must be preserved – and even improved – during the IP Transition, including: public safety communications; access to affordable communications; competition in the marketplace; and consumer protection. Read More »

Antitrust chief says a Sprint-T-Mobile merger would be “hard”

The highest U.S. antitrust official said, "it's going to be hard for someone to make a persuasive case that reducing four firms to three is actually going to improve competition for the benefit of American consumers.” Read More »

E-Rate scores big

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, “In the Internet age, every student in America should have access to state-of-the-art educational tools, which are increasingly interactive, individualized and bandwidth-intensive." Read More »

DOJ Signals Problems with Possible Sprint, T-Mobile deal

According to the Wall Street Journal, Justice Department officials told the Sprint executives "they would view an acquisition of rival T-Mobile U.S. with skepticism.” Read More »

Home Internet still eludes low-income Americans

According to the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper, “Among (U.S.) households with incomes of $30,000 and less only 54% have access to broadband at home...” Read More »

CWA’s FCC filing asks that IP transition focus on jobs

CWA addressed the FCC on its upcoming IP Transition trials, stressing "... the importance of data collection regarding the employment impact." In other words, preserve jobs. Read More »

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