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Virginia Gov. Kaine embraces investment in high speed Internet

Investments in high speed Internet are as critical as those in transportation, according to Virginia Governor Timothy Kaine and a series of papers released by the Brookings Institution. Read More »

Washington working on expanding high speed Internet access

The Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission just released a report on high speed Internet adoption, use, and availability in five Washington counties. The report was mandated by the state Legislature, and it was developed by CBG Communications in consultation with representatives from telecom companies, universities, local governments, public interest groups, and state agencies and utilities. Read More »

Minnesota CWA State Council President appointed to high speed Internet task force

Making good on legislation to advance high speed Internet across the state of Minnesota, Governor Tim Pawlenty appointed Tim Lovaasen, president of the Minnesota CWA State Council, to the High-Speed Broadband Task Force. Read More »

It’s unanimous: Pennsylvania House OKs high speed Internet bill

The Pennsylvania House unanimously passed a bill aimed at improving last mile access to high-speed Internet for the state's rural and inner city residents. Read More »

CWA leader appointed to WA broadband working group

Gail Love from CWA Local 7810 has been appointed to the Washington State Broadband Working Group. The group's first task will be to review the recently released comprehensive report on high speed Internet in five Washington counties and develop strategies for expanding high speed Internet to all Washingtonians. Read More »

Minnesota moves toward a high speed future

The Minnesota state legislature passed a bill last month creating the Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force, which will develop high speed Internet goals and strategies for the state. Read More »

Tennessee outpaces nation in adoption of high speed Internet

High speed Internet adoption in Tennessee has grown 16 percent in the last six months, twice that of the rest of the nation, which grew on average 8 percent, according to Connected Tennessee. Additionally, 50 percent of Tennesseans now have high speed Internet at home, and 64 percent of the state's businesses are connected, according to a recent study. Six months ago, just 43 percent of Tennessee residents had high speed at home, and 55 percent of businesses were connected, according to the same study. Read More »

Arkansas works towards statewide access

The Broadband Advisory Council and Connect Arkansas were both formed by the Arkansas Legislature, and are working towards statewide high speed Internet access. Representatives from these organizations as well as state government officials, academics and members of the business community recently came together during the fourth annual Breakthrough Solutions Conference in Little Rock. Read More »

West Virginia Internet access bill signed into law

Governor Joe Manchin signed West Virginia's Internet access bill into law on Thursday, April 10th. The legislation creates a broadband development council, provides for mapping high speed Internet services and establishes reporting requirements for state infrastructure, and requires any new service that relies on state money to be at least 600 kilobits per second - three times the FCC's definition of high speed. Read More »

State Rep. Roberta Willis leads the way in Connecticut

State Rep. Roberta Willis wants to get Connecticut up to speed, and after years of witnessing the slow progress of expanding high speed Internet access in her state, Rep. Willis is taking matters into her own hands. Read More »

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