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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 »

Hollis: National recovery efforts must include Internet equality

Despite March's modest employment gain, many workers could be left permanently out of the job market if Internet equality isn't made part of the national recovery efforts, warns Julius Hollis. The CEO and Chairman of the Alliance for Digital Equality — a Speedmatters partner — penned a Huffington Post piece that issued the warning. Read More »

Broadband speeds often misrepresented

Broadband speeds often do not live up their advertised numbers, as reported by the New York Times and a recent Federal Communications Commission report. Speed Matters has long advocated for this viewpoint. Read More »

FCC’s Levin outlines plans to get more older Americans online

FCC National Broadband Plan Executive Director Blair Levin recently spoke at the National Press Club on the need for expanded funding for programs aimed at getting more older Americans online. Read More »

Broadband stimulus funding raises concerns

As the federal government announces its plans to award the second round of broadband stimulus funding, telecommunications companies are concerned that it targets duplicate projects, instead of expanded high-speed service for unserved areas. Read More »

FCC’s Proposed 2010 Key Broadband Initiatives Available

The FCC announced its key broadband agenda items for the coming year — outlining the steps it plans to take to strengthen high-speed Internet availability in the United States. Read More »

FCC Chair Focuses on Small Business Broadband Adoption

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski recently announced a new program intended to drive small business broadband investment. The public-private partnership includes representatives from AT&T, Google, Microsoft, Cisco, HP, and others, and will help the United States maintain its high-speed Internet advantage in the coming years. Read More »

U.S. House closes RMT tax loophole, hands CWA major victory

The U.S. House of Representatives recently gave CWA a major victory by closing a tax loophole that allowed giant companies like Verizon to avoid federal taxes. Most notably, Verizon used the Reverse Morris Tax (RMT) loophole when it sold its northern New England landline operations to FairPoint Communications last year. Read More »

One-third of Americans access broadband Internet at public libraries

Nearly one-third of Americans age 14 or older used a public library computer or wireless network to access high-speed Internet in the past year, according to a report produced by the University of Washington Information School. Read More »

Alliance for Digital Equality moving forward in 2010

The Alliance for Digital Equality has appointed former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin as Senior Adviser and announced a Digital Empowerment Summit which will be held in Newark, NJ on April 23. Read More »

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