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E-rate modernization workshop

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be “the single most important issue this agency deals with." Read More »

CenturyLink Plans Gigabit Fiber to Apartment Buildings in Portland

CenturyLink has offered to wire 15 apartment buildings in Portland, Oregon with gigabit fiber. Read More »

Internet, an open or shut case?

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will support allowing commercial fast lanes for video Internet providers, but said this move "does not change the underlying goals of transparency, no blocking of lawful content, and no unreasonable discrimination..." Read More »

Connect America Fund to extend broadband to 5 million rural homes

The FCC moved to use its Connect America Fund to expand broadband to 5 million Americans in rural areas. Read More »

New Jersey accedes to Verizon’s FiOS demands

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) unanimously decided that Verizon no longer has to live up to its commitment to build out high-speed Internet to all state residents. Read More »

CWA on AT&T U-verse statement, This is What Fast Means

CWA praised AT&T's announcement that it was expanding its U-verse broadband service nationwide, saying 'This is what fast means.' Read More »

On 2 fronts, Senator Franken fights Comcast-Time Warner merger

In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

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 »

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