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CWA supports Wheeler’s $1.5 billion E-rate expansion

“The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding." Read More »

New York to get citywide high-speed Wi-Fi

New York City plans to replace public pay phones with a network of high-speed, multi-purpose Wi-Fi kiosks called Links. Read More »

78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

The Lifeline Program just had a great week

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program. Read More »

In some cities, many go without Internet entirely

A new analysis found that in some cities as many as 40 percent of all households have no Internet. And the median – among 176 cities sampled – is over 20 percent without Internet. Read More »

CWA urges FCC to build out 10 Mbps rural broadband

CWA wrote to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler saying, "Putting fiber deeper into rural areas supports the Commission's goals to get higher-speed networks connecting rural schools, libraries, and health centers.” Read More »

Digital divide worsens inequality

Although many factors go into the digital divide, it appears that the high price of U.S. broadband relegates low-income urban families to the wrong side of the tracks. Read More »

Frontier Communications expanding services

Frontier Communications completed acquisition of AT&T operations in Connecticut, and announced it's moving its 1 Gbps service into Durham, North Carolina. Read More »

Miami libraries struggle to provide Internet access

Students without home Internet flood the branches – especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment. Read More »

AT&T adds two more major GigaPower markets

Last week, AT&T announced that it was expanding its all-fiber network to two major metropolitan areas: Atlanta and Chicago. Read More »

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