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Pres. Obama features high speed Internet in State of the Union

President Obama, in his State of the Union speech, addressed the topic of building out broadband connectivity. Read More »

MMTC Broadband and Social Justice Policy Summit Highlights Adoption and Universal Service Reform

The Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC) hosted a two-day policy summit in Washington, D.C. with a broad focus on broadband policy and how it intersects with social justice and civil rights issues. Speakers included all of the FCC's Commissioners, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Rep. Cliff Stearns - the Chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Rep. Bobby Rush - the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., and a mix of industry and policy leaders. Read More »

Your Home, More Connected Than Ever

If the latest Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas is any indication, the future holds a whole new generation of web-enabled products that extends well past laptops and smartphones. This new generation of technology will increase energy efficiency and build a more sustainable economy, but requires high-speed Internet connections to reap the full advantages. Read More »

FCC Net Neutrality Rules Good For Jobs

The Communications Workers of America's stance on the new FCC Network Neutrality Order was highlighted in POLITICO's Morning Tech as justification for upholding the new rules. Read More »

Connect Ohio Launches Every Citizen Online Program

One of the biggest gaps to broadband adoption is Internet literacy. For disenfranchised populations, it may be difficult to make the leap to online education, financial transactions, or career growth without basic online skills. That’s why Connect Ohio is bringing adoption programs to centers around the state. Read More »

Broadband is the Answer

Broadband deployment will create a stronger foundation for economic growth according to Charles Benton, Chairman of the Benton Foundation and Public Media Inc. Read More »

Why Speed Matters, FCC Chairman Genachowski on Broadband Report

Speaking at the release event for the fourth annual Communications Workers of America Speed Matters "Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States", FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski highlighted the role of the report in bringing awareness to critical broadband issues and praised the role of the CWA in highlighting these issues. Read More »

Consensus Today, Broadband for All Tomorrow

CWA President Larry Cohen and National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial co-authored this op-ed about the critical need for high speed broadband buildout. Read More »

Sierra Club Chairman, Carl Pope: Speed Matters

This isn't a post about the United States Senate. It's about America's failure to keep up with the rest of the world in creating a high-speed broadband infrastructure. Working with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the NAACP, the Sierra Club has been trying to encourage American communities to catch up. Read More »

Broadband Indispensable Among U.S. Businesses

Broadband access has become an essential prerequisite for businesses of all sizes in the United States, connecting businesses with product suppliers, market research, and online advertising. Read More »

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