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FCC updates 911 emergency call protocols

The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls. Read More »

Republican Internet plans hit interference in Congress

This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

Municipal networks will not wire U.S. for broadband

All communities need high-speed networks, but what’s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work. Read More »

CWA signs on to fight against exorbitant prison phone rates

CWA joined with dozens of other groups in a letter to the FCC, urging further federal action to end predatory prison phone rates. Read More »

Wheeler tells CES what he really thinks of net neutrality

This week, Tom Wheeler “strongly hinted” to the Vegas Consumer Electronics Show that his proposed net neutrality rules would reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

Broadband = 25Mbps>, says Wheeler

According to several sources, the FCC is proposing to redefine broadband as 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up – a significant raise from the last 2010 definition. Read More »

As net neutrality vote looms, Google looks to take advantage

As net neutrality rules head for late February vote, Google wants to take advantage of any Title II reclassification. 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 »

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues. 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 »

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