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Computer and Broadband Literacy Materials Published Online

Connect Your Community (CYC), a OneCommunity program providing broadband education, support, and equipment to low-income communities, has increased its reach by making training materials available online. Read More »

Is The FCC Losing Sight of the Broadband Target?

David Honig, of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), recently wrote a critique of the FCC's broadband agenda in an editorial on the Broadband and Social Justice homepage. Honig notes, "Several members of Congress, led by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, recently negotiated a bill that would have provided the FCC and stakeholders throughout the broadband sector with certainty regarding the regulatory approach to broadband. Unfortunately, the bill was not introduced before adjournment because of unreasonable demands from the right and left--which seems to have become standard procedure this year." Read More »

Speed Matters Economist Ken Peres Discusses Broadband Adoption and Availability

Last week, BroadbandTV.com hosted a panel of broadband experts for a show entitled "Spurring Broadband Adoption and Use." The program included an interview of FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and a panel that included CWA's own economist, Dr. Kenneth Peres. Read More »

Demand for high speed Internet is growing across the world

In the UK, BT launched a 'Race to Infinity," designed to gauge public demand for high-speed fiber broadband by mapping local support across regional exchanges. BT plans to provide access to the five highest demand areas by 2012 and continue to deploy fiber after 2012 in communities with significant demand on the 'hot spot' map. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Says USF Reform to Begin This Year

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn told an audience of telecom policy researchers that she expects the commission will launch its reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) this year. Read More »

West Virginia Aims to Provide Statewide Access to Broadband

West Virginia's plan to build a statewide fiber broadband network with funds from the Broadband Technologies Opportunities Program (BTOP) promises to create thousands of jobs and help lay the foundation for future economic growth. Read More »

Global Union Encourages Responsible Net Neutrality Rules in Europe

UNI, a global federation of unions that includes the Communications Workers of America and over 20 million workers, has submitted a filing with the European Union on the bloc's ongoing efforts to craft new open Internet rules. Read More »

Last Broadband Stimulus Grants Award $190 Million for State Planning, Outreach Activities

The NTIA's final batch of broadband stimulus grants were given to state and non-profit entities for broadband planning, outreach, and research programs. Read More »

Former Chair of FCC National Broadband Initiative Sees Universal Broadband for $10 Billion

According to Blair Levin, providing broadband to nearly all unserved homes can be done at a cost of $10 billion. The former FCC "Broadband Expert," Levin's cost estimate for universal connectivity is lower than the FCC's official price tag of $32.4 billion. Read More »

A Statement on Net Neutrality

Democrats and Republicans are getting an earful as they go home to face angry constituents frustrated with the partisan games and gridlock in Washington, DC. We are deeply disappointed that the Open Internet Act of 2010 was yet another casualty in this partisan war. Chairman Waxman and Boucher worked diligently on this legislation to ensure an open Internet and a decisive resolution to the debate around net neutrality. He should be congratulated, and this should be among the first pieces of legislation that is taken up when Congress returns after the November election. Read More »

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