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FCC: $4.5 Billion Connect America Fund Will Bring Broadband And Jobs

The FCC is hoping that by funding the expansion of broadband, it will also start a massive job growth spurt. Read More »

CWA merger study prompts widespread media coverage

CWA's study, “The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger And Jobs: The Real Story,” prompts heavy coverage. Read More »

100 Million Still Don’t Have Broadband, Says New Federal Report

A new multi-agency federal report based on census data reveals that the digital divide continues to persist. Read More »

Obama threatens veto to save net neutrality

President Obama threatens veto of attempt to overturn FCC open Internet rules. Read More »

AT&T, T-Mobile USA Merger Means California Jobs

The executive director of the San Francisco Labor Council writes that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would mean job help for California. Read More »

Governor Dayton names Minnesota broadband task force

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton names task force to promote “border-to-border” broadband and cell phone access. Read More »

Text4baby Targeting At-Risk Mothers

Text4baby is a free text information service for low-income pregnant women and new mothers. Read More »

Does The Internet Save You Money?

The Internet Innovation Alliance claims that high-speed access saves consumers more than $7000 a year. Read More »

Speed Matters Urges Expansion of FCC Help To Low-Income Population

Minority groups want continuation of Link-up America and Lifeline telephone subsidies, and urge expansion to include broadband. Read More »

FCC Makes It Official: USF Now Covers Broadband

By 4-0, the Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission voted to "create a new Connect America Fund with an annual budget of no more than $4.5 billion, which will extend broadband infrastructure to the millions of Americans who currently have no access to broadband." Read More »

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