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Connect ME off to a great start

In the three years since Maine Gov. John Baldacci announced that the state would "ensure that 90 percent of Maine communities have broadband access by 2010," Connect ME has achieved much success. Read More »

CWA and APT release report to help state legislators improve broadband

Today, the Communications Workers of America and the Alliance for Public Technology released the first comprehensive, searchable database of state government initiatives for advancing broadband deployment. Read More »

Virginia Broadband Roundtable releases toolkit and final report

The Virginia Commonwealth Broadband Roundtable released their final report aiming to help localities around the state to bring affordable broadband to their businesses and citizens. Read More »

Rural Ohio county hosts high speed workshop

Last week, a "community benchmark workshop" was held in rural Coshocton County, bringing together representatives from a wide variety of industries to examine the current state of high speed Internet for their businesses and to brainstorm future possibilities this technology holds for them. Included were representatives from agriculture, government, health care, education, and many more fields. Read More »

Massachusetts broadband initiative sent to Governor

Massachusetts is the land of clam chowder, obsessive sports fans, and baked beans. Soon, thanks to a bill introduced by Gov. Deval Patrick and passed by the state legislature, affordable high-speed Internet for all Bay Staters can be added to that list. Read More »

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 »

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