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Attacks on Lifeline defeated in Congress

A coalition of labor, civil rights, and public interest groups defeated a multi-pronged attack by some in Congress to gut the FCC’s recently updated Lifeline program. Read More »

Live in Virginia? Take the state’s broadband survey

The RUOnlineVA survey will identify areas of the state where broadband is desired by residents but remains unavailable. Read More »

FCC offers $2 billion for rural broadband projects

For Phase II of a Connect America Fund program, the FCC is offering $2.15 billion over ten years to Internet providers for rural broadband projects. Read More »

HUD proposes broadband infrastructure requirement in HUD housing

The aim of the proposed rule is to minimize the costs of installing broadband infrastructure into housing by requiring the installation while construction is already underway, thus removing one barrier to high-speed Internet access. Read More »

AT&T launches $10 broadband service to low-income households

AT&T’s new discounted program is good for the millions of low-income households in their 21-state wireline footprint. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Verizon strike gains strength, support from presidential candidates and elected officials

Verizon workers are striking for more than a fair contract; they’re fighting to protect middle class jobs. Read More »

Lawmakers threaten Lifeline program

Republican lawmakers want to deny subsidies to eligible participants, undoing recent progress made to the Lifeline program and maintaining the digital divide. Read More »

Windstream launches gigabit service in four new markets

The launch will serve about 35,000 residential and small business customers in those markets. Read More »

Studies show Internet speeds, use increase

The United States ranked 16th globally for average broadband speed with 14.2 Mbps., and Internet use increased rapidly among African Americans, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives. Read More »

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