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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 »

A divided FCC votes to modernize school and library E-rate

Three Democratic FCC commissioners voted to modernize the E-rate program, adding an additional $2 billion to schools and libraries for improved Wi-Fi services. Read More »

FCC to expand rural broadband experiments

The FCC voted 5-0 today to appropriate up to $100 million to expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund. Read More »

CWA petitions NY state to investigate telecommunications

This week, District 1 of the Communications Workers of America filed a petition to the New York State Public Service Commission requesting a formal investigation of the state of the telecommunications industry. Read More »

Wheeler’s E-Rate modernization proposal released

This past week, FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft order outlining steps needed to bring the E-Rate program into the 21st century. Read More »

Education associations ask FCC to expand E-rate

Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas." Read More »

Wheeler vows to close school connectivity gap

"I believe," wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, "we should put those resources to work now to meet our educators’ overwhelming pent-up demand for upgrading Wi-Fi at our schools and libraries." Read More »

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