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Broad range of groups support Lifeline for broadband

A broad range of groups supported modernization of the Lifeline low-income subsidy program in comments filed in response to the Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. Modernizing the program, the groups agreed, would help achieve the programís goal of delivering modern communications services to low-income families, allowing full participation in 21st century life. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO: Modernize Lifeline to include broadband

In joint comments to the FCC, CWA and the AFL-CIO supported the Commission's proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband and promote the affordability of broadband services to low-income families. Read More »

The New York Times reports on Verizonís broken promises

Not only did the story report the companyís broken promises, it questioned whether Verizon has chosen to bypass less affluent neighborhoods. Read More »

AT&T, CenturyLink accept more than $900 million in CAF money

The money will help the carriers expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to a combined 3.4 million homes and businesses in rural locations across 36 states. Read More »

Elected officials, communities blast Verizon for failing FiOS buildout

In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind. Read More »

Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But thereís more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcastís Internet Essentials and AT&Tís commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

Penn. report details struggles of those without Internet at home

One in four Pennsylvania households donít have Internet at home. According to a recent local report, families face many challenges without broadband and modern communications services. Read More »

Lifeline for broadband will help close the digital divide

Broadband is a necessity for all Americans, including low-income households. Read More »

White House initiative will bring broadband to low-income Americans

The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity. Read More »

CWA praises FCC for moving Lifeline update forward

The union praised the outcome of an FCC vote, which moves forward the rule-changing process to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

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