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One Economy 10th Anniversary Highlights FCC Broadband Efforts

One Economy, a technology non-profit seeking to expand economic opportunity for Americans through increased Internet connectivity, and a Speed Matters partner, recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. With a large network of partnerships, One Economy has brought computers and broadband to people who can't afford them, connected entire communities, and demonstrated how technology adoption can economically reinvigorate America. Read More »

CWA Files Comments with the FCC on Preserving an Open Internet

This week, The Communications Workers of America filed formal comments with the FCC in response to the latest request for information on preserving an open Internet. CWA believes that a strong consensus has emerged in support of a middle-ground approach to protect an open Internet that ensures free expression, while at the same time preserves adequate incentives to promote job-creating investment and innovation in broadband networks, applications, and content. Read More »

Former Chair of FCC National Broadband Initiative Sees Universal Broadband for $10 Billion

According to Blair Levin, providing broadband to nearly all unserved homes can be done at a cost of $10 billion. The former FCC "Broadband Expert," Levin's cost estimate for universal connectivity is lower than the FCC's official price tag of $32.4 billion. Read More »

FCC Finds Subpar Internet Connection Speeds

A new FCC report has found that more than half of American households don't meet the FCC's speed goals for universal service as laid out in the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Pew: Two-Thirds of Americans Access Broadband at Home

A new report from Pew -- Home Broadband 2010 -- found that African-Americans experienced a 22 percent year-over-year increase in broadband adoption. Read More »

FCC: Actual Broadband Speeds Lag Behind Advertised Speeds

A new FCC report uncovers a large gap between advertised broadband speeds and what Americans actually experience at home. Read More »

Study: US Continues to Trail Peers in Broadband Development

The United States is ranked twenty-third in broadband development according to recently released global rankings. Read More »

FCC: Up to 24 Million Americans Don’t Have Broadband Access

In its Sixth Broadband Deployment Report, the FCC painted a decidedly grim picture of the state of universal broadband access in the United States. The Commission estimates that between 14 and 24 million Americans still lack access to broadband Internet. As a result, the Commission concluded — for the first time — that broadband is not "being deployed to all Americans in a reasonable and timely fashion," as directed by Congres. Read More »

FCC to Create a New “Internet Speed Map” of America

Last week I attended a meeting held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss a new initiative, previously recommended by the Omnibus Broadband Initiative, which will scientifically measure internet speeds nationwide. Read More »

Pew: States are Critical to Broadband Expansion

Pew’s recently released study, Bringing America Up to Speed: States' Role in Expanding Broadband, finds that states play a pivotal role in expanding broadband access across America. Read More »

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