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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 »

AT&T, CenturyLink accept more than $900 million in CAF money

The money will help the carriers expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to a combined 3.4 million homes and businesses in rural locations across 36 states. Read More »

Verizon Walks Away From $550M+ In Federal Broadband Money

Verizon today became the only major U.S. telecommunications company to turn down federal funding to build broadband in unserved, primarily rural, communities, leaving many residents in eight states and the District of Columbia without access to vital communications options. The company was offered $568 million over six years by the Federal government to bring broadband to 270,000 locations. Read More »

FCC map illustrates connections between broadband and health

The interactive map, which provides a high-level overview of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity, and health, is already showing some interesting findings, including relationships between illness and information. Read More »

FairPoint accepts $37.4 million per year in Connect America funding

The money will help the carrier expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to 105,000 locations in 14 states over the next six years. Read More »

Elected officials, communities blast Verizon for failing FiOS buildout

In public hearings convened by the New York Public Service Commission across the state, elected officials and community leaders sent a clear message: Verizon is leaving our communities behind. Read More »

Windstream accepts $175 million in Connect America funding

The money will help the carrier expand broadband service to more than 800,000 rural customers across 17 states. Read More »

Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But thereís more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcastís Internet Essentials and AT&Tís commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

Lifeline for broadband will help close the digital divide

Broadband is a necessity for all Americans, including low-income households. Read More »

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