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Digital Learning Equity Act would close homework gap

The bipartisan bill aims to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources. Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

Which cities are the countryís worst-connected?

Relying on data from the 2014 American Community Survey, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance released rankings for the 25 cities with the most households without Internet access. Read More »

White House releases plans to deliver broadband opportunity

In response to the Broadband Opportunity Councilís recommendations, the White House released a list of actions the federal government will implement over the next 18 months to expand broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

NY Public Service Commission voices concern about Verizonís landline service

The high number of complaints against the company, along with major public outcry across the state, led the NYPSC Chair to question the accuracy of Verizonís reporting -- and the quality of Verizonís service. Read More »

Mass. mayors urge Verizon to build out FiOS

Two Massachusetts mayors have sent letters to Verizon urging the company to bring FiOS service to their communities. Read More »

Broad range of groups support Lifeline for broadband

A broad range of groups supported modernization of the Lifeline low-income subsidy program in comments filed in response to the Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. Modernizing the program, the groups agreed, would help achieve the programís goal of delivering modern communications services to low-income families, allowing full participation in 21st century life. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO: Modernize Lifeline to include broadband

In joint comments to the FCC, CWA and the AFL-CIO supported the Commission's proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband and promote the affordability of broadband services to low-income families. Read More »

The New York Times reports on Verizonís broken promises

Not only did the story report the companyís broken promises, it questioned whether Verizon has chosen to bypass less affluent neighborhoods. Read More »

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