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Common Sense Media: Broadband expansion improves economy, education, health

An independent, nonpartisan organization that aims to make kids and education America's top priority released a policy brief on the many benefits of high-speed Internet access. 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 »

Brooklyn CWA Cablevision workers ratify historic two-year contract

262 Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted by a strong margin at CWA Local 1109 on Saturday to ratify an historic two-year contract with the company. Read More »

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 »

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