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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 »

“Link Up” and “Lifeline” Awareness Week!

Last week the FCC and its partners raised awareness about two important telephone assistance programs, "Link Up" and "Lifeline". Across the country, state and local agencies participated in outreach activities to highlight how these two little-known programs ensure that all Americans can access basic telephone service. Read More »

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Support FCC’s Call for Comments on Managed Services

An array of Labor and civil rights groups have announced their support for the FCC's call for public comment on the regulation of managed services and mobile broadband. These groups join the Communications Workers of America who commended the FCC's decision earlier this month. Read More »

Broadband Expansion Tops UN Development Agenda

Broadband development will be near the top of the agenda when the United Nations General Assembly convenes on September 20. Read More »

The Benefits of Broadband

We have just released the 2010 edition of the Benefits of Broadband--a compilation of fact sheets that details the benefits of affordable, high-speed Internet for all Americans. Read More »

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