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Syracuse Council wants Verizon FiOS talks

The Syracuse Common Council passed a resolution August 26, calling on “... Verizon Communications... to build its all-fiber FiOS network throughout the city.” Read More »

Backers of Telemedicine circulate draft House bill

The newly introduced House Medicare Telehealth Parity Act provides for a gradual – rather than immediate – expansion of funded telemedicine. Read More »

Broadband in the hills and hollows of West Virginia

"A county without any internet capacity in modern America is a lost county for the future,” said Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), guest speaker at the 2013 West Virginia Broadband Summit in Morgantown. Read More »

21 percent of uninsured aren’t internet users

“Some of the groups most likely to not have health insurance are the same as those groups most likely to not be online." Read More »

Chief U.S. economics adviser talks broadband

According to Jason Fuhrman, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers: Improved telecommunications infrastructure, particularly fast and widely-accessible wired and wireless broadband networks, enables synergistic technological advances in business, healthcare, education, public safety, entertainment, and more. Read More »

Doctors slow to adopt electronic records

Despite a major federal push toward electronic medical records, few doctors have wholly adopted them. Read More »

The Truth About Lifeline

David Honig, Co-founder and President of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council, tells the truth about the federal Lifeline program. Read More »

Getting to Gigabit

Webcast of "Getting to Gigabit: The Future of Broadband for Anchor Institutions and Their Communities." Read More »

Doctor Internet

A sizable majority of U.S. adults search the Internet for health information. Read More »

FCC’s Healthcare Connect Fund to reform universal health care

The FCC is expanding its Healthcare Connect Fund, bringing broadband to an increasing number of providers. Read More »

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