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For North Carolina Residents, Broadband Connections Mean Business

Broadband access is a proven catalyst for economic growth, according to a new study by e-North Carolina and the Strategic Networks Group. Read More »

FCC Chairman Emphasizes Broadband Key to Small Business Success

In a speech at the Cybersecurity and Small Business Roundtable, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the significant economic impact of an extensive and robust broadband network on small business. Read More »

Broadband Connections Bring Businesses $200K More Annually

High-speed Internet connections are directly correlated with higher median annual revenue for American businesses, according to a report released by Connected Nation. A survey of over 9,600 businesses across the U.S. uncovered a startling $200,000 revenue gap between business with broadband and those without. Read More »

Obama Administration Launches Digital Literacy Portal

DigitalLiteracy.gov, a new digital training website launched earlier this week, offers workers a wealth of resources to help them improve their online and computer skills. As digital literacy becomes a prerequisite for many jobs, this website strives to prepare workers for the digital economy of the future. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Will Expand Broadband Access, Benefit Consumers and Workers

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen today told a Congressional panel that the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will accelerate broadband deployment, benefit consumers, and positively impact employees. Read More »

T-Mobile Quarterly Results Show Benefits of AT&T Merger

T-Mobile USA's recently released quarterly report offers proof of just how badly the company needed to merge with AT&T to stay afloat — and how the merger is good for everyone involved. Read More »

Research Paper Provides Real Story Behind AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The Communications Workers of America today released a research paper documenting in detail how a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will better serve consumers, workers and communities than the only other alternative: A Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

Broadband Helps Put Rural Businesses on the Map

Many small and medium-sized rural businesses are thriving thanks to their adoption of broadband technology. Despite being geographically isolated from other more populous areas, the Internet allows businesses to market products and services from virtually any location in the United States. Read More »

Songwriters Guild of America President: AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA is Good for Consumers

In a recent Huffington Post editorial, Songwriters Guild of America President Rick Barnes argues that the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile will be beneficial to consumers. He argues that the value AT&T places on content-protection exceeds that of T-Mobile, which means a better marketplace for music and other content via a mobile connection. Read More »

Meyerson: T-Mobile Merger with AT&T is the Better Choice

In an article in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson, the editor-at-large, argues that the AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA is the best possible outcome for T-Mobile's workers. While T-Mobile considered a merger with Sprint, their employees will receive far greater worker's protection with AT&T. Read More »

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