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New global stats show U.S. still behind in broadband

A new UN report shows the U.S. ranks 19th worldwide in percentage of individuals using the Internet. Read More »

AT&T proposes new form of net neutrality to FCC

A Stanford professor and AT&T have proposed “letting Internet users individually control which Web sites were delivered at a faster or slower speed by their ISP," which wouldn't violate net neutrality. Read More »

Providing a Lifeline to Broadband Internet Access

"Instead of finding ways to deny telephone access to the neediest Americans, lawmakers should be looking to expand Lifeline to include broadband internet." Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn touts Lifeline program

Recently, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn wrote in the FCC blog, "“Since 1985, Lifeline has offered a discount on phone service to low-income consumer." Read More »

Syracuse Council wants Verizon FiOS talks

The Syracuse Common Council passed a resolution August 26, calling on “... Verizon Communications... to build its all-fiber FiOS network throughout the city.” Read More »

CWA urges FCC to raise broadband speed definition

In filed comments, CWA backed the FCC’s proposal to raise the current broadband definition from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1.5 Mbps up. Read More »

AT&T St. Louis GigaPower move part of rise in broadband speeds

AT&T is challenging dominant cable operator Charter for high-speed broadband service in the St. Louis area, mirroring similar broadband competition elsewhere. Read More »

Broadband goals according to Wheeler

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections." Read More »

Call for a new regulatory regime based on consumer needs

Rick Boucher of the Internet Innovation Alliance wrote, “Regulators should seek a more strategic relationship with service providers that focuses on the core consumer values yet remains responsive to consumer behavior. Read More »

Gig.U reports good news

CWA President Larry Cohen said, “The efforts of Gig.U, municipal governments and Internet Service Providers to upgrade America's broadband networks is great news." Read More »

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