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House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

The shape of a Comcast world

According to Free Press, if their merger with Time Warner goes through, Comcast will control half of the high-speed U.S. Internet market. With a series of infographics, Free Press shows what will happen. Read More »

Many seniors still struggle with technology

According to the new Pew report, “... many seniors remain largely unattached from online and mobile life – 41 percent do not use the internet at all, 53 percent do not have broadband access at home, and 23 percent do not use cell phones.” Read More »

CWA: Senate Bill Encourages Build Out of High Speed Fiber Networks

The Communications Workers of America today commended the Senate Finance Committee for moving forward on tax provisions that encourage investment in domestic industries -- including high speed fiber broadband networks. Read More »

Failing Fiber One

With only 7.7 percent of the U.S. wired for broadband fiber, some people are moving across the country to get high-speed, affordable fiber connections. Read More »

Critique from the man who wrote our national broadband plan

One of the principal architects of the National Broadband Plan – Blair Levin – said of the constantly changing blueprint, “This plan is in beta and always will be.” Read More »

Can cable companies drop any further in public esteem?

A month after announcing their merger, Comcast and Time Warner languish in the public's esteem, or as a repeated headline puts it, “Comcast Joins Time Warner Cable in Consumer Reports Doghouse.” Read More »

Not enough competition for high-speed broadband and video

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner. Read More »

Pennsylvania telephone deregulation bill is bad for seniors

Wayne Burton, president of the Pennsylvania Alliance for Retired Americans, condemns a pending state bill that would free Verizon from landline guarantees and cost controls. Read More »

Verizon set to stiff NJ on FiOS promises

New Jersey Verizon subscribers have paid $15 billion in surcharges to finance broadband for the whole state for FiOS by 2010. But only 55 percent of the state is wired, and Verizon is refusing to finish the job. Read More »

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