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NTIA, USDA and FCC host public meeting on broadband initiatives in economic stimulus

The three government organizations that oversee the dispersal and regulation of broadband deployment and grants are hosting a public meeting on Tuesday March 10 regarding the broadband initiatives funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Read More »

Economic Stimulus package a victory for Speed Matters

The economic stimulus package that passed the House and Senate last week and scheduled to be signed by President Obama today is a victory for all of us who have worked so hard to get high speed Internet access to all Americans. Read More »

Senate Stimulus Compromise Cuts $2 billion from original Senate broadband investment plan

The Collins-Nelson Amendment to the original Senate version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan was released this weekend, including $7 billion in broadband investment. The compromise bill -- which has been accepted by the Senate Democratic leadership -- cuts broadband spending by $2 billion from the amount in the original Senate economic stimulus, but still is more generous than the $6 billion in the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month. Read More »

Senate Stimulus Passes with $7 billion broadband investment plan

Today the Senate passed its version of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan, including $7 billion in broadband investment. While this represents a $2 billion cut for broadband from the original Senate proposal, it is still more generous than the $6 billion in the bill passed by the House of Representatives last month. Read More »

Broadband stimulus debate shifts to Senate

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the $9 billion Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program last Tuesday, moving it closer to inclusion in the economic stimulus package. On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved broadband tax incentives.  The Senate broadband provisions closely track CWA's Speed Matters recommendations to create jobs and improve global competitiveness through broadband investment. Read More »

Broadband funding included in Senate stimulus bill

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of the $9 billion Broadband Technologies Opportunity Program Tuesday, moving it closer to inclusion in the economic stimulus package. On the same day, the Senate Finance Committee approved broadband tax incentives.  The Senate broadband provisions closely track CWA's Speed Matters recommendations to create jobs and improve global competitiveness through broadband investment.

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Obama cites broadband as key to economic stimulus

President-Elect Obama is committed to including an investment in broadband deployment and adoption in his proposed economic stimulus package. Read More »

Sen. Klobuchar encourages Obama to fund broadband in economic stimulus package

On Monday, January 5, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to President-Elect Obama urging him to include broadband investments in his upcoming economic recovery plan. Read More »

CWA part of growing consensus on broadband stimulus policies

The Communications Workers of America's Speed Matters project is part of a growing consensus about the need for expanded high-speed broadband networks in the United States, according a Washington Post article. Read More »

CWA and allies urge Congress to include broadband in economic stimulus

The Communications Workers of America sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in early December urging them to stimulate investment in broadband infrastructure as part of a comprehensive economic recovery and job creation program." Read More »

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