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Watch for exponential growth, changing business model for mobile devices

According to a study by ABI Research, the market for broadband-enabled consumer devices - which range from smart phones and readers to GPS and mobile gaming systems - is expected to grow by a factor of 55 over the next five years. Read More »

Rep. Matsui blogs about Broadband Affordability Act

Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), the sponsor of the Broadband Affordability Act (H.R. 3646), promoted the bill in a blog post on December 2. Matsui, who represents the Sacramento area, described how Internet access has expanded opportunity for her family. Read More »

Anticipated Comcast-NBC Universal merger must be stopped

The Communications Workers of America have joined forces with two of the nation's top consumer advocacy groups to bring attention to the list of reasons that the Comcast-NBC Universal merger should be stopped. Free Press and the Consumers Federation of America - along with CWA - are speaking out about the significant anti-trust problems with the proposed deal. Read More »

Alliance for Digital Equality Summit draws star power

The Alliance for Digital Equality's 2nd Annual Summit will be held November 18th at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event will feature CNN contributor and noted author Roland Martin as its moderator. CWA President Larry Cohen will give the keynote address. The event will also feature Texas Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, and NPR's "Morning Edition" Tech Expert Mario Armstrong, among many others. Read More »

Announcement of first round broadband funding awards delayed

The announcement of the winning applicants for the first round of broadband stimulus funds has been pushed back to December. Read More »

Finland sets international broadband standard

The Finnish government passed legislation that guarantees every person in the country will have the right to broadband access, starting in July 2010. Read More »

Free Press supports FCC in case against Comcast throttling

Earlier this month, Free Press and five other organizations filed a legal brief in support of an FCC ruling against Comcast's illegal throttling of online content. Read More »

Report: ITIF weighs in on net neutrality

A new report by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) Research Fellow Richard Bennett reviews the historical development of the Internet architecture and finds that contrary to claims that the Internet has always been a "dumb pipe," in fact, an extraordinarily high degree of intelligence is embedded in the network core. Read More »

U.S. Broadband Coalition delivers report to FCC

The U.S. Broadband Coalition has released its initial report on the upcoming national broadband strategy. The report synthesizes the views of the coalition's 160-plus member-organizations. The U.S. Broadband Coalition intends that the report will serve as a building block for the National Broadband Task Force - which will be delivering a national broadband policy to Congress in early 2010. Read More »

U.S. telecom policy should promote open Internet and private sector investment

CWA supports the initiative announced today by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to develop rules to protect an open Internet. At the same time, we look to the FCC to move forward in setting rules and policies that will encourage investment, ensure reasonable network management, safeguard transparency, promote media diversity and lead to the growth of good jobs in the telecommunications industry. Read More »

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