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CWA: FCC must preserve an open Internet while promoting investment, quality jobs

The Communications Workers of America expressed support for efforts by the Federal Communications Commission to protect an open Internet that are consistent with the need to promote investment in the nation's high-speed networks and create jobs. In comments filed with the Commission, CWA pointed out that it was critical that open Internet rules "do not have the unintended consequence of dampening the private investment needed to build the next-generation broadband networks that will bring our nation's broadband capability up to global standards and create and maintain good jobs." Read More »

National Broadband Plan release delayed; Final comments due January 27

The FCC's National Broadband Plan, originally due for a February 17, 2010 release, has been delayed.

Ahead of the new March deadline, the FCC is seeking public comment on the broadband plan one more time. Comments must be received by January 27, 2010. Read More »

Telemedicine and remote monitoring could save $197 billion

The United States economy could save $197 billion over 25 years by implementing policies that support remote monitoring and other telemedicine technologies, according to a new report. Read More »

Eighteen states and two territories ring in the New Year with NTIA grants

Between December 22 and December 31, The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced an additional twenty broadband mapping and planning grants in eighteen states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More »

CWA Applauds Rep. Boucher’s Recommendations on National Broadband Plan

The Communications Workers of America commends Representative Rick Boucher (D-Va.) for his work to ensure that all Americans have access to high quality broadband. Congressman Boucher has called on the Federal Communications Commission to include universal availability of true high speed broadband as part of its National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Vice President Biden announces first broadband stimulus grants

The first round of broadband stimulus grant money was awarded to individual grants earlier this month. Stumping for the Recovery Act in Georgia, Vice President Joe Biden announced $183 million in individual grants to broadband projects. Read More »

Rep. Slaughter leads bipartisan charge against tax loophole in Verizon-Frontier deal

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY) is leading the effort to close a tax loophole driving anti-consumer corporate deals such as the proposed Verizon-Frontier transaction. Read More »

Rep. Matsui blogs about Broadband Affordability Act

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), the sponsor of the Broadband Affordability Act (H.R. 3646), promoted the bill in a blog post on December 2. Matsui, who represents the Sacramento area, described how Internet access has expanded opportunity for her family. Read More »

Report: A minority of US homes will have high-performance broadband in 2015

The Fiber-to-the-Home Council released a report that evaluated the nation’s current and future broadband capabilities and the benefits of maintaining networks to meet those future needs. Read More »

Announcement of first round broadband funding awards delayed

The announcement of the winning applicants for the first round of broadband stimulus funds has been pushed back to December. Read More »

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