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Attacks on Lifeline defeated in Congress

A coalition of labor, civil rights, and public interest groups defeated a multi-pronged attack by some in Congress to gut the FCC’s recently updated Lifeline program. Read More »

AT&T gigabit service reaches 15 NC communities

Residents in nearly 20,000 apartments across the state now have the GigaPower service after AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its wireline and wireless networks in the state Read More »

Ireland to make high-speed broadband a legal right

Beginning in 2017, Ireland’s National Broadband Plan will update the county’s 40-year-old universal service obligation, currently for telephone service, to include broadband Internet service with 30 Mbps minimum speeds. Read More »

Live in Virginia? Take the state’s broadband survey

The RUOnlineVA survey will identify areas of the state where broadband is desired by residents but remains unavailable. Read More »

FCC offers $2 billion for rural broadband projects

For Phase II of a Connect America Fund program, the FCC is offering $2.15 billion over ten years to Internet providers for rural broadband projects. Read More »

HUD proposes broadband infrastructure requirement in HUD housing

The aim of the proposed rule is to minimize the costs of installing broadband infrastructure into housing by requiring the installation while construction is already underway, thus removing one barrier to high-speed Internet access. Read More »

Hey, Philadelphia: do you have FiOS to your home?

Verizon promised to build FiOS to every residence in Philadelphia by February 2016, but the company won’t tell the city how many homes and apartments still can’t get FiOS service. The city has reached out directly to residents with the plea: tell us if you can’t get FiOS. Read More »

AT&T launches $10 broadband service to low-income households

AT&T’s new discounted program is good for the millions of low-income households in their 21-state wireline footprint. Read More »

Google’s fiber buildout: “more bark than bite”

Google is in just four markets with well less than 100,000 customers and the incumbent telecom companies are outpacing Google’s buildout. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

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