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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 »

Internet speeds at US libraries reveals good and bad news

According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC." Read More »

School iPads not much use to students without home Internet

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide. Read More »

A federal bill to close the digital divide for students

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities. Read More »

Now to complete the promise of Lifeline

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband. Read More »

FCC raises E-rate cap, expanding funding for school and library broadband

The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund’s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations. Read More »

CWA Applauds FCC E-Rate Action on Internet Speed, Access

CWA today congratulated the FCC on its move to raise the annual cap on E-rate funding by $1.5 billion. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s $1.5 billion E-rate expansion

“The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding." Read More »

Miami libraries struggle to provide Internet access

Students without home Internet flood the branches – especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment. Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

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