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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 »

NYC payphone conversion plan wins committee approval

New York's de Blasio administration won approval to replace its system of public pay phones with a network of high-speed Wi-Fi kiosks, called Links. 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 »

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 »

World Internet growth continues unabated

The UN International Telecommunication Union (ITU) annual report says, “... by the 
end 2014, almost 3 billion people will be using the Internet, up from 2.7 billion at end
 2013.” 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 »

FCC Opens Further Rulemaking on IP Transition

This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s $1.5 billion E-rate expansion

“The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding." Read More »

New York to get citywide high-speed Wi-Fi

New York City plans to replace public pay phones with a network of high-speed, multi-purpose Wi-Fi kiosks called Links. Read More »

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