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Google supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Google endorsed the TPP in a recent blog post by Kent Walker, Google’s senior vice president and general counsel. Let’s be clear: the TPP is bad. Read More »

Attacks on Lifeline defeated in Congress

A coalition of labor, civil rights, and public interest groups defeated a multi-pronged attack by some in Congress to gut the FCC’s recently updated Lifeline program. Read More »

Lawmakers threaten Lifeline program

Republican lawmakers want to deny subsidies to eligible participants, undoing recent progress made to the Lifeline program and maintaining the digital divide. 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 »

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 »

Telecom industry unites to fight FCC net neutrality rules

Major telecom industry trade groups asked the DC U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the FCC's newly published open Internet rules. Read More »

Video relay brings hearing impaired into digital communications

This week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his blog to call attention to the vast world of video relay sign language interpreters. Read More »

Connect America II could push telecom revenues millions higher

Phase two of the Connect America Fund (CAF II) will offer some $1.7 billion annually through 2020 to AT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Windstream, and Verizon for rural broadband. Read More »

Civil rights group urges expansion and improvement of Lifeline

“As broadband rapidly replaces voice service as the basic communications tool for our era, the FCC should rapidly update Lifeline to match the times," wrote the LCCHR. Read More »

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