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Broadband is Critical to Tennessee’s Economic Growth

A new report by Connected Tennessee, a branch of Connected Nation and Speed Matters partner, reveals that high-speed Internet connections are increasingly critical to business growth across the state. Read More »

Sierra Club Expresses Optimism for AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In a letter to members of Congress, the FCC, and the Department of Justice, the Sierra Club, one of the oldest grassroots environmental organizations in the country, expressed support for increased broadband deployment under a post-merger AT&T. Read More »

CWA: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Will Create as Many as 96,000 Quality Jobs

The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile will create as many as 96,000 new, quality jobs, accelerate broadband build out, and improve wireless communications and innovation, the Communications Workers of America said today in a filing submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. Read More »

46 Percent of US Households Fall Below National Broadband Goals

A new report from Connected Nation found that average broadband speed in about one third of all U.S. counties does not meet the broadband goals set by the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Expert Opinion: A Stand-Alone T-Mobile Isn’t an Option for the Future.

Let's start with the facts. A stand-alone T-Mobile is not an option for the future. German parent company Deutsche Telekom had announced that it was seeking a deal and had considered a speculative offer, Sprint and AT&T for the sale. Read More »

For North Carolina Residents, Broadband Connections Mean Business

Broadband access is a proven catalyst for economic growth, according to a new study by e-North Carolina and the Strategic Networks Group. Read More »

FCC Chairman Emphasizes Broadband Key to Small Business Success

In a speech at the Cybersecurity and Small Business Roundtable, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the significant economic impact of an extensive and robust broadband network on small business. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger is Path to High Speed Broadband for All

The AT&T/T-Mobile merger brings a unique opportunity to ensure high speed broadband buildout, if regulators condition approval to ensure buildout to 97% of Americans and set a timetable for achieving true high speeds. There is no other path for America to catch up with the rest of the world and bridge our digital divide, especially for rural areas. Read More »

UK Promises Broadband Build Out, US Lags Behind International Neighbors

A recently established broadband goal will give 90 percent of UK homes 25 Mbps broadband connections by 2015. In just four years, the UK hopes to 'turbo-charge' its broadband capacities and surge ahead of international competitors. Yet as foreign countries move ahead with broadband goals, the US still lags behind in broadband penetration and speeds. Read More »

Lifeline-Linkup: Much-Needed Changes to Close the Digital Divide

What is the Lifeline-Linkup Program, and why and how should it be modernized? Many Americans have never heard of the program that has brought telephone service to millions, so unfortunately don't know how antiquated this critical program is. Having to explain how something that is inherently necessary to me should be equally important to you is somewhat daunting. Read More »

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