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Financially struggling Mississippians lacking broadband

Poverty in Mississippi is aggravated by inadequate broadband, especially for African Americans. Read More »

Wireless-only biggest in rural areas

With millions of rural residents depending on wireless-only, the AT&T/T-Mobile merger offers the best chance for 4G LTE broadband. Read More »

CWA and Speed Matters release 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States. Read More »

NTIA broadband planning grants continue to roll out

The Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced more grant awards to fund broadband mapping and planning in ten states. The recipients were designated entities in Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Read More »

Speed Matters New Broadband Study: US Still Lags Behind

Speed Matters released the third annual report on Internet Speeds in America - and U.S. connection speeds have not improved significantly in the past year. The results of the report are based on the last-mile connection speed of over 413,000 Internet users who took the online test between May 2008 and May 2009. The data also confirms that where a customer lives is a good indicator of Internet connection speed. With some exceptions, if you live in a Northeastern or Mid-Atlantic state, you are likely to have good high-speed Internet options. Read More »

Broadband experts from Southeast states discuss future of high-speed Internet

Experts from all corners of the Southeast United States gathered at Benedict College earlier this month to discuss the state of broadband in their states and ways to further their interests. Read More »

State-by-state report shows little improvement in U.S. Internet speeds

Speed Matters has released our second Read More »

Broadband Signals Silent in Many Neighborhoods

A researcher at the Mississippi State University Southern Rural Development Center has released a study showing one in four Mississippians do not have access to any high speed Internet connections in their communities. Read More »

80,000 Speed Testers Send a Powerful Message

Thanks to our 80,000 Speed Testers, the Speed Matters Campaign has been making waves around the country. On Monday we released a state-by-state report and interactive map on U.S. internet speeds based on the test results. Read More »

The results are in

More than 80,000 people have taken the Speed Matters Speed Test to learn the actual speed of their internet connections. We've used the results of all those speed tests to create the first-ever state-by-state report on internet speeds across America. Our findings were deeply troubling. Read More »

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