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Broadband improves medical care

Telecom industry analyst shares his personal medical experience to help explain the many ways broadband access can improve medical care. Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

White House releases plans to deliver broadband opportunity

In response to the Broadband Opportunity Council’s recommendations, the White House released a list of actions the federal government will implement over the next 18 months to expand broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

FCC map illustrates connections between broadband and health

The interactive map, which provides a high-level overview of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity, and health, is already showing some interesting findings, including relationships between illness and information. Read More »

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 »

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