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Low-Income Families Still Behind in Broadband Gap

A new survey by the Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project reveals a persistent and troubling digital divide based on income. Read More »

Broadband Connection Can Save American Family $7,707 Annually

High-speed broadband Internet not only gets you connected, but also can save you nearly $8,000 a year according to data issued by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA). The study reveals the cost-saving benefits to families, but also highlights the real challenge of the digital divide. Read More »

FCC Recommendations Address Broadband Disparities in Low-Income Communities

The Lifeline and Link Up programs should be updated to help low-income Americans adopt broadband services, according to a new report by the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. The report was directed at the FCC which runs both programs. Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus Institute, CWA Release Broadband Report, Call for Action on NBP

The Congressional Black Caucus Institute's 21st Century Council and the Communications Workers of America published a report that addresses the need for action on the National Broadband Plan to close the digital divide. Read More »

North Carolina Study Show Broadband Fuels Business Growth

The e-North Carolina Authority (e-NC), in partnership with the Strategic Networks Group, recently released a survey of the state's broadband utilization, which revealed a strong link between broadband adoption and business growth. Read More »

FCC Chairman Addresses Digital Divide at Rainbow PUSH Symposium

Speaking at the annual Rainbow PUSH Telecommunications Symposium, Julius Genachowki, Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, underscored the necessity of conquering the digital divide. Read More »

Germany Ramps Up Broadband Strategy

Germany, which released its own National Broadband Strategy in February 2009, has recently updated its goal of broadband proliferation at home. They seek to provide at least 75 percent of all households with a minimum of 50Mbps. Read More »

One Economy 10th Anniversary Highlights FCC Broadband Efforts

One Economy, a technology non-profit seeking to expand economic opportunity for Americans through increased Internet connectivity, and a Speed Matters partner, recently celebrated its 10th Anniversary. With a large network of partnerships, One Economy has brought computers and broadband to people who can't afford them, connected entire communities, and demonstrated how technology adoption can economically reinvigorate America. Read More »

Philadelphia Awards Gigabit Genius Grant

Tech leaders representing Philadelphia announced the winners of a $10,000 grant to develop new, transformative technologies using gigabit, or ultra-fast, Internet connections. Read More »

A New Voice on Broadband and Social Justice

Introducing: Broadband & Social Justice, a new blog that highlights the intersection of broadband access as a basic human right. Broadband is an engine for economic growth, civic engagement, and a better way of life — and in increasingly a social justice issue. Read More »

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