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West Virginia Aims to Provide Statewide Access to Broadband

West Virginia's plan to build a statewide fiber broadband network with funds from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) promises to create thousands of jobs and help lay the foundation for future economic growth. Read More »

Last Broadband Stimulus Grants Award $190 Million for State Planning, Outreach Activities

The NTIA's final batch of broadband stimulus grants were given to state and non-profit entities for broadband planning, outreach, and research programs. Read More »

A New Voice on Broadband and Social Justice

Introducing: Broadband & Social Justice, a new blog that highlights the intersection of broadband access as a basic human right. Broadband is an engine for economic growth, civic engagement, and a better way of life — and in increasingly a social justice issue. Read More »

Broad Support for USF Overhaul Proposal

Major stakeholders lined up behind a major overhaul of the Universal Service Fund (USF), so that it would include funding for broadband, at a House subcommittee hearing on September 16. Read More »

Why Conditions are Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Will the Comcast-NBCU merger mark the beginning of the end for online video? Cardozo Law School Professor Susan Crawford thinks so. Read More »

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Support FCC’s Call for Comments on Managed Services

An array of Labor and civil rights groups have announced their support for the FCC's call for public comment on the regulation of managed services and mobile broadband. These groups join the Communications Workers of America who commended the FCC's decision earlier this month. Read More »

Online Video Protections Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Online video rights have emerged as a focal point in the Department of Justice's review of the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

CWAers to Build Broadband ‘Anchor Network’ in California

CWA Local 9400 will gain new jobs and new members thanks to a broadband grant awarded to a union company in California. Read More »

Why Bandwidth Matters

The United States' position in the global economy is dependent on our commitment to improving our broadband infrastructure and increasing bandwidth. Read More »

CWA Support for Strenghtening E-Rate Program

The FCC is currently reviewing ways to strengthen the E-rate program, a highly successful program that provides subsidies to schools and libraries for Internet connectivity. In this era of state and local budget crises, it is more important than ever to maintain and expand this program as a critical component of the FCC's National Broadband Plan to provide a gigabyte of connectivity to every community anchor institution. Read More »

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