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Sierra Club Chairman, Carl Pope: Speed Matters

This isn't a post about the United States Senate. It's about America's failure to keep up with the rest of the world in creating a high-speed broadband infrastructure. Working with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the NAACP, the Sierra Club has been trying to encourage American communities to catch up. Read More »

CWA and Speed Matters release 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States. Read More »

With Broadband Needs Rising, Libraries Under Strain

Broadband is now a necessary part of daily life. Whether processing financial transactions, enrolling in online classes, or taking the job hunt online, families are more reliant on the web than ever before. With broadband demands meeting the reality of too few household connections, public libraries--sometimes the only public hotspots in small communities--are feeling the strain. Read More »

14th Ranked US Continues to Trail Global Broadband Leaders

Broadband has become the global standard for connecting to the Internet. With fast, reliable connections, a recent OECD report found that the average fixed broadband penetration has slightly improved to 24.3 percent, up from 23.3 percent last year for its 33 member countries. Yet amid this global rise, the US remains far behind OECD leaders. Read More »

Rockefeller to FCC: Broadband is the Future of West Virginia

Senator Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia met with FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski this past Monday at a roundtable discussion about the state's broadband future. Read More »

One Economy launches We Are Now Connected

One Economy, along with the Broadband Opportunity Coalition (BBOC), launched a new campaign called: We Are Now Connected. The goal of the initiative is to "expand digital literacy and broadband initiatives on an unprecedented scale -- ensuring high-speed Internet access in underserved communities, increasing online content and Internet relevancy, and empowering low-income individuals across the United States." Read More »

Setting the Record Straight: How the National Broadband Plan Bridges the Rural Divide

America faces a "rural-rural divide"--certain rural carriers aren't receiving funds to subsidize broadband service from the Universal Service system--according to an op-ed written by Blair Levin of the Aspen Institute. Read More »

Low-Income Families Still Behind in Broadband Gap

A new survey by the Pew Research Center Internet & American Life Project reveals a persistent and troubling digital divide based on income. Read More »

National Education Technology Plan to Transform US Schools

Technology has long been an avenue to greater collaboration and innovation. A new technology initiative released by the Department of Education (DOE) could reform the way students and teachers approach cradle-to-college learning. Read More »

Broadband Connection Can Save American Family $7,707 Annually

High-speed broadband Internet not only gets you connected, but also can save you nearly $8,000 a year according to data issued by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA). The study reveals the cost-saving benefits to families, but also highlights the real challenge of the digital divide. Read More »

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