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Now to complete the promise of Lifeline

The FCC appears on the verge of voting to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband, as well as voice telephone. Read More »

FCC raises E-rate cap, expanding funding for school and library broadband

The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund’s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations. Read More »

CWA Applauds FCC E-Rate Action on Internet Speed, Access

CWA today congratulated the FCC on its move to raise the annual cap on E-rate funding by $1.5 billion. Read More »

Bad service, 911 outages prompt Vermont investigation into FairPoint

Following months of service complaints and a massive phone outage, Vermont is asking for an investigation into telecom FairPoint Communications. Read More »

Rosenworcel speaks out for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote that the E-Rate program, "... is the nation's largest education technology program. It helps schools and libraries in every state, by supporting access to modern communications and the Internet.” Read More »

Wheeler pushes E-Rate and Connect America

In his blog on November 20, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed expanding high-speed broadband into rural areas through both the E-rate program and the Connect America Fund. Read More »

78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

CWA urges FCC to build out 10 Mbps rural broadband

CWA wrote to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler saying, "Putting fiber deeper into rural areas supports the Commission's goals to get higher-speed networks connecting rural schools, libraries, and health centers.” Read More »

FCC members support open Internet rules for mobile

Recently FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn asked, “What is the impact on a consumer whose mobile broadband may be her only access to broadband? Read More »

CWA urges FCC to raise broadband speed definition

In filed comments, CWA backed the FCC’s proposal to raise the current broadband definition from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1.5 Mbps up. Read More »

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