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Will New York State broadband plan boost FiOS build-out?

New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities? Read More »

CWA signs on to fight against exorbitant prison phone rates

CWA joined with dozens of other groups in a letter to the FCC, urging further federal action to end predatory prison phone rates. Read More »

New York Public Library distributing free Wi-Fi hotspots

The New York Public Library will help to bridge the digital divide by allocating 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income families. Read More »

School iPads not much use to students without home Internet

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide. Read More »

A federal bill to close the digital divide for students

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities. Read More »

Now to complete the promise of Lifeline

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband. Read More »

FCC raises E-rate cap, expanding funding for school and library broadband

The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund’s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations. Read More »

Women continue to leave a hostile tech industry

Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending." Read More »

Bad service, 911 outages prompt Vermont investigation into FairPoint

Following months of service complaints and a massive phone outage, Vermont is asking for an investigation into telecom FairPoint Communications. Read More »

Rosenworcel speaks out for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote that the E-Rate program, "... is the nation's largest education technology program. It helps schools and libraries in every state, by supporting access to modern communications and the Internet.” Read More »

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