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CWAers to Build Broadband ‘Anchor Network’ in California

CWA Local 9400 will gain new jobs and new members thanks to a broadband grant awarded to a union company in California. Read More »

Pew: Two-Thirds of Americans Access Broadband at Home

A new report from Pew -- Home Broadband 2010 -- found that African-Americans experienced a 22 percent year-over-year increase in broadband adoption. Read More »

Why Bandwidth Matters

The United States' position in the global economy is dependent on our commitment to improving our broadband infrastructure and increasing bandwidth. Read More »

Senate Unanimously Approves Historic Accessibility Legislation

The Senate unanimously passed legislation to improve access to the Internet and other digital technologies for disabled Americans on August 5. Read More »

CWA Support for Strenghtening E-Rate Program

The FCC is currently reviewing ways to strengthen the E-rate program, a highly successful program that provides subsidies to schools and libraries for Internet connectivity. In this era of state and local budget crises, it is more important than ever to maintain and expand this program as a critical component of the FCC's National Broadband Plan to provide a gigabyte of connectivity to every community anchor institution. Read More »

Civil rights leader calls on FCC to put jobs, investment first

Julius Hollis, the Chairman of Speed Matters partner the Alliance for Digital Equality, wrote on the Huffington Post that the FCC's proposed "Third Way" regulatory approach may keep millions of disadvantaged Americans from accessing the economic and educational benefits of the Internet. Read More »

Reality Check: America’s Broadband Gap

The broadband gap in the United States is still very real--contentions that it has been closed were disproved by the FCC's Sixth Broadband Penetration Report, released last month. Read More »

The Latino Digital Divide

A new study from the Pew Hispanic Center offers a revealing look into the digital habits of America's Latino community. Read More »

Areas Without Broadband Predominately Rural and Poor

The FCC's recently released Sixth Broadband Deployment Report points out that between 14 and 24 million Americans are living without access to broadband Internet. Read More »

Study: US Continues to Trail Peers in Broadband Development

The United States is ranked twenty-third in broadband development according to recently released global rankings. Read More »

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