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AT&T parses meaning of “pause” in its commitments to fiber

AT&T's pause in building GigaPower fiber to the home doesn't apply to its current goals, but the company may stop there if the administration declares the Internet a regulated utility. Read More »

Google Fiber moves into Nashville

Google recently applied for a franchise to bring 1 Gbps fiber to the Nashville metro area – with plans to begin work as soon as possible. Read More »

FCC Opens Further Rulemaking on IP Transition

This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks. Read More »

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 »

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