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Many seniors still struggle with technology

According to the new Pew report, “... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life – 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.” Read More »

Failing Fiber One

With only 7.7 percent of the U.S. wired for broadband fiber, some people are moving across the country to get high-speed, affordable fiber connections. Read More »

Verizon blames NYC landlords for FiOS shortfall

With a June deadline looming, Verizon is far from wiring New York City for fiber, and now the company is blaming city landlords for blocking installations. Read More »

Critique from the man who wrote our national broadband plan

One of the principal architects of the National Broadband Plan – Blair Levin – said of the constantly changing blueprint, “This plan is in beta and always will be.” Read More »

Can cable companies drop any further in public esteem?

A month after announcing their merger, Comcast and Time Warner languish in the public's esteem, or as a repeated headline puts it, “Comcast Joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports Doghouse.” Read More »

Not enough competition for high-speed broadband and video

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel gets specific about E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel appeared at the trendsetting SXSW festival in Austin, Texas to talk about E-Rate 2.0, the plan to modernize the country’s largest education technology program. Read More »

Verizon CEO hedges on FiOS expansion

Despite adding 200,000 new FiOS customers late last year, Verizon's CFO said they won't extend FiOS to any new markets until the service has returned the cost of capital investment. Read More »

FCC asking for focused comment on E-Rate modernization

E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More »

The Web’s quarter century

March 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the date when Tim Berners-Lee introduced "the concept of a ‘distributed hypertext system,’ which could link files in an ever-expanding network... The World Wide Web was born.” Read More »

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