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78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

The Lifeline Program just had a great week

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program. Read More »

Telephone as communications anchor

According to a new study by John Horrigan, the introduction of cellular hasn't eliminated either the need or desire for universal service, reliability, and connection quality. Read More »

In some cities, many go without Internet entirely

A new analysis found that in some cities as many as 40 percent of all households have no Internet. And the median among 176 cities sampled is over 20 percent without Internet. Read More »

CWA urges FCC to build out 10 Mbps rural broadband

CWA wrote to FCC Chair Tom Wheeler saying, "Putting fiber deeper into rural areas supports the Commission's goals to get higher-speed networks connecting rural schools, libraries, and health centers. Read More »

Digital divide worsens inequality

Although many factors go into the digital divide, it appears that the high price of U.S. broadband relegates low-income urban families to the wrong side of the tracks. Read More »

Miami libraries struggle to provide Internet access

Students without home Internet flood the branches especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment. Read More »

Mobile grows, but the Internet gap persists

A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home." Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

Will legacy TV and online providers play by the same FCC rules?

Public interest groups have long asked the FCC to include Internet video under the rules that govern broadcasters and pay-TV carriers. The commission is considering it. Read More »

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