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FCC Broadband Report: 34 million Americans lack broadband access

The report found that there continues to be a significant urban-rural digital divide. While only four percent of urban Americans lack access to broadband with 25/3 Mbps speeds, 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas lack broadband access. In rural Tribal Lands, the statistic is even worse: 68 percent of residents lack access. Read More »

AT&T may expand fiber build beyond 14 million FTTP sites

The company sees new opportunities to bundle broadband with video service now that AT&T has integrated DirecTV. Read More »

FCC Chairman: Lifeline for broadband coming in “not too distant future”

Updating Lifeline to include high-speed Internet is an important step toward fulfilling the FCC's century-old commitment to universal communications access. Read More »

Libraries work to close the digital divide

Public libraries are increasing their role in community broadband adoption, according to a recent National Digital Alliance Inclusion report. Read More »

New York State approves Charter, Time Warner deal with conditions

The NY PSC approves the deal -- as long as Charter agrees to service and investment conditions. Read More »

FCC: Broadband deployment is too slow

High-speed broadband isn’t being deployed in a “reasonable and timely fashion,” according to Chairman Wheeler’s draft of the 2016 Broadband Progress Report. Read More »

Top telecom stories of 2015

This year was a big one for telecommunications news. Here’s our list of the top stories -- events that we believe will have lasting impact in promoting our goals of affordable, high-speed broadband for all Americans and good jobs for workers in the telecom industry. Read More »

Home broadband adoption declines for the first time

According to a new Pew study, home broadband subscriptions declined for the first time ever in 2015, down from 70% in 2013 to 67% this year, mainly due to monthly costs. Read More »

44 mayors, city leaders urge FCC to modernize Lifeline for broadband

The elected leaders urged the FCC ensure the Lifeline program meets its goal of connecting low-income households with modern communications services. In modernizing the program to include broadband the FCC must reject co-payment schemes and program caps that would depress participation, and it must embrace customer choice by supporting fixed voice services and wireless voice services along with broadband services. Read More »

NJ municipalities demand investigation in Verizon service quality

Sixteen municipalities across four counties in New Jersey have filed a complaint with the NJ BPU against Verizon, asking regulators to collect data on the company’s phone and Internet services and to protect customers by preventing Verizon from further neglecting its copper network. Read More »

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