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NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission’s open Internet rule must be “consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.” Read More »

Silicon Valley persists in lack of diversity, write Democrats

Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities. Read More »

Verizon CEO hedges on FiOS expansion

Despite adding 200,000 new FiOS customers late last year, Verizon's CFO said they won't extend FiOS to any new markets until the service has returned the cost of capital investment. Read More »

FCC asking for focused comment on E-Rate modernization

E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More »

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rags on FiOS

As New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had often complained that Verizon’s FiOS broadband service was underbuilt and overpriced. Now he's mayor and he's still saying it. Read More »

African American tech use: same and different

According to a new Pew study, the black/white ‘digital divide’ continues to persist, but African American mobile use exceeds whites. And Internet use is also a matter of education and income. Read More »

FCC’s Wheeler: We are the people’s representatives

In his first major speech, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler said, “The public has the right to be represented as we go through the transition that is the fourth network revolution.” Read More »

Think you hate flying now?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler just said these dread words: “... advances in technology likely no longer warrant – on a technological basis – the prohibition of in-flight phone use with the appropriate on-board equipment.” Read More »

CWA urges FCC to increase E-rate funding

CWA posted comments to the FCC urging that the commission update E-rate -- the federal program which helps U.S. schools and libraries acquire affordable Internet access. Read More »

Broadband in the hills and hollows of West Virginia

"A county without any internet capacity in modern America is a lost county for the future,” said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), guest speaker at the 2013 West Virginia Broadband Summit in Morgantown. Read More »

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