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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 »

Broadband Connections Bring Businesses $200K More Annually

High-speed Internet connections are directly correlated with higher median annual revenue for American businesses, according to a report released by Connected Nation. A survey of over 9,600 businesses across the U.S. uncovered a startling $200,000 revenue gap between business with broadband and those without. Read More »

T-Mobile Quarterly Results Show Benefits of AT&T Merger

T-Mobile USA's recently released quarterly report offers proof of just how badly the company needed to merge with AT&T to stay afloat — and how the merger is good for everyone involved. Read More »

FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee Recommends Ways to Ease Wireless Congestion

The explosion in smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices is leading to a spectrum crunch. To ease congestion, the FCC's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) recommends the use of femtocell technology to move wireless traffic onto the wired network as quickly as possible. Read More »

Civil Rights, Labor Groups’ Recommendations to Correct “Vast Disparities in Access” to Broadband

In a letter to FCC Commissioners, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) joined the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights (LCCR), the National Urban League, NAACP and other civil rights organizations to urge the Commission to broaden the reach of broadband access through the Lifeline and Link-Up programs, and to implement the Lifeline pilot projects that were proposed in the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

CWA: T-Mobile Merger Better With AT&T Than With Sprint

Communications Workers of America publicly praised AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA, in a deal that was announced in early April. Read More »

White House Builds Support for Spectrum Auction

A panel event hosted by the White House on April 6 highlighted support for legislation allowing the FCC to compensate broadcasters for returned spectrum. Voluntary spectrum auctions are a market-friendly solution to free up spectrum for public safety and wireless broadband. Read More »

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