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Comcast claims it will bring gigabit to entire footprint in two years

The DOCSIS 3.1 technology can support speeds of 10 Gbps, but Comcast's claims to bring new technology to customers have in the past been overstated. Read More »

FairPoint accepts $37.4 million per year in Connect America funding

The money will help the carrier expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to 105,000 locations in 14 states over the next six years. Read More »

Elected officials, communities blast Verizon for failing FiOS buildout

In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind. Read More »

Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But there’s more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcast’s Internet Essentials and AT&T’s commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

White House initiative will bring broadband to low-income Americans

The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity. Read More »

AT&T commits to fiber build-out

As part of the proposed AT&T-DirecTV deal, the company says it will bring its fiber network to 11.7 million households within four years. Read More »

AT&T launches gigabit network in Miami, Fort Lauderdale

The "ultra-fast" Internet network will support speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, the fastest speed currently available to residents in those areas. 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 »

CWA to White House Broadband Opportunity Council: No favoritism to labor law violators like T-Mobile

CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers. Read More »

FCC: Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access. Read More »

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