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Obama administration announces ConnectALL initiative

“Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity,” the initiative’s announcement read. “In today’s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill development, and build stronger and more connected communities.” Read More »

New York Times op-ed: Broadband must be an infrastructure priority

The New York Times hosted an online discussion on American infrastructure priorities. Nicol Turner-Lee argued that high-speed broadband should be recognized alongside the traditional infrastructure like road and highways as vital to the people of the country. Read More »

Digital Learning Equity Act would close homework gap

The bipartisan bill aims to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources. Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But there’s more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcast’s Internet Essentials and AT&T’s commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

Common Sense Media: Broadband expansion improves economy, education, health

An independent, nonpartisan organization that aims to make kids and education America's top priority released a policy brief on the many benefits of high-speed Internet access. Read More »

CWA praises FCC for moving Lifeline update forward

The union praised the outcome of an FCC vote, which moves forward the rule-changing process to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

Pew study details “homework gap”

A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly 1/3 of low-income households with children do not have access to high-speed Internet. Read More »

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