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Affordable Rural Broadband is Necessary to Extend Digital Healthcare Access

The New York Times recently profiled NuPhysicia, a start-up company that instantly connects doctors and patients around the world via face-to-face telemedicine, or e-care. Read More »

NTIA Announces Second Round of State Broadband Grants

The NTIA has invited states to apply for the second round of State Broadband Data and Development grants. Read More »

Congress Urges Limits as FCC Ramp Up Comcast-NBC Deal Review

Sen. Herb Kohl, (D-WI) Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, told the Department of Justice and the FCC to enforce eleven conditions on Comcast's pending merger with NBC Universal, citing the merger's potential to increase prices and limit content diversity across several media platforms. Read More »

80 percent of Americans Don’t Know their Broadband Connection Speed

An FCC survey released on June 1, 2010 found that four out of five broadband users don't know the speed of their Internet connection. Read More »

Black, Hispanic Congressional Caucuses Question Comcast-NBC merger

Forty-Six members of Congress including many from the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses recently called on the FCC to hold public hearings on Comcast's bid to purchase NBC Universal. Read More »

FCC opts to re-regulate broadband

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on May 6 announced support for reclassifying the transmission component of broadband Internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

House Subcommittee Chair worries more Americans lack broadband than previously thought

During its first hearing on the National Broadband Plan, U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet Chairman Rick Boucher expressed concern over one of the findings of the FCC's plan, arguing that more Americans than currently thought lack broadband service. Read More »

FCC begins implementing Internet security provisions

The FCC has begun implementing the cyber security provisions proposed in the National Broadband Plan, opening the comments period on a cyber security certification program and testing the strength of existing broadband infrastructure. Read More »

Broadband adoption rates low among Americans with disabilities, according to FCC

The FCC released a report that found surprisingly low broadband adoption rates among people with disabilities-only 42 percent of those studied have access to service at their residence. Read More »

FCC’s Genachowski testifies before Senate Commerce Committee on National Broadband Plan

In an April 14th Senate Commerce Committee hearing, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski told lawmakers the agency would move forward on implementing sections of the National Broadband Plan, including universal high-speed Internet initiatives. Read More »

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