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NTIA Announces Second Round of State Broadband Grants

The NTIA has invited states to apply for the second round of State Broadband Data and Development grants. Read More »

CWA: Proposed Comcast-NBCU Merger Will Harm Workers, Consumers

As proposed, the Comcast-NBCU merger would lead to job cuts, aggravate the already anti-competitive behavior of the cable industry and restrict consumer access to the online video content of their choice, a senior official with the Communications Workers of America testified today. Read More »

Seventy-Four Democrats Say “No” to Title II Re-Classification Proposal

Seventy-four House Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski on May 24 saying they have concerns with the agency's plan to reclassify broadband as a Title II regulated service. Read More »

Kerry: Legislation Ensuring Broadband Access for Disabled May Pass in 2010

Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) announced that a piece of legislation guaranteeing broadband Internet access for disabled Americans will hopefully become law in 2010. Read More »

CWA welcomes Congressional role in Clarifying FCC Authority

On May 24, the chairmen of four Congressional committees and subcommittees that deal with issues pertaining to regulation of broadband Internet access announced that they plan to update the Communications Act. Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen welcomed the announcement. CWA believes that the best approach is for Congress to craft a narrowly tailored bill in the short-term that would establish the FCC's authority to protect an open Internet and promote broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn sounds support for Comcast public hearings

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has now publicly stated her support for public hearings on the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger. Read More »

Black, Hispanic Congressional Caucuses Question Comcast-NBC merger

Forty-Six members of Congress including many from the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses recently called on the FCC to hold public hearings on Comcast's bid to purchase NBC Universal. Read More »

FCC opts to re-regulate broadband

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on May 6 announced support for reclassifying the transmission component of broadband Internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

CWA: FCC should continue to prioritize broadband buildout, open Internet, job creation

The Communications Workers of America believes that the Federal Communications Commission's rulemaking and its response to the recent Comcast decision should prioritize buildout, job creation, an open internet, and a level competitive landscape across all networks. Read More »

Commerce announces $28.5 million in grant money for One Economy

Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding. Read More »

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