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Broadband reaching more than ever

According to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s National Broadband Map, ISPs report that more people have access to more and faster broadband. Read More »

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 »

A divided FCC votes to modernize school and library E-rate

Three Democratic FCC commissioners voted to modernize the E-rate program, adding an additional $2 billion to schools and libraries for improved Wi-Fi services. Read More »

FCC to expand rural broadband experiments

The FCC voted 5-0 today to appropriate up to $100 million to expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund. Read More »

CWA petitions NY state to investigate telecommunications

This week, District 1 of the Communications Workers of America filed a petition to the New York State Public Service Commission requesting a formal investigation of the state of the telecommunications industry. Read More »

Chapel Hill, NC authorizes AT&T U-verse buildout

Chapel Hill, is the latest North Carolina city to sign on to AT&T's fiber-based U-verse with GigaPower, joining Raleigh, Cary, Winston-Salem, and Durham. Read More »

Google’s KC fiber buildout causing widespread complaints

In Kansas City, Google is building a network that telecoms have generally taken decades to create – and the result is widespread disruption. Read More »

FCC may mandate online closed captioning

This month, the FCC will vote to expand closed captioning for all online video which was previously captioned on TV -- regardless of length. Read More »

Wheeler’s E-Rate modernization proposal released

This past week, FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft order outlining steps needed to bring the E-Rate program into the 21st century. Read More »

Education associations ask FCC to expand E-rate

Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas." Read More »

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