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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio rags on FiOS

As New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio had often complained that Verizon’s FiOS broadband service was underbuilt and overpriced. Now he's mayor and he's still saying it. Read More »

Support for Wheeler’s Open Internet announcement

In pursuing new rules to sustain an Open Internet,it appears that that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has found a middle ground which is finding support among consumers, labor, ISPs, and policymakers. Read More »

Comcast-Time Warner deal provoking strong reaction

The $45 billion Comcast purchase of Time Warner cable – a combination of the largest and second-largest cable/Internet/phone companies – sparked strong reaction from many quarters. Read More »

Americans want federal programs to upgrade school broadband

According to the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission, “An overwhelming 83% of voters support a proposal to put high-speed Internet access in all American public schools within the next 5 years. Read More »

What’s next in the FCC’s IP Transition order?

To interpret the FCC's IP Transition plans, read Benton Foundation’s “What Comes Next in the IP Transition: Voluntary, Service-Based Experiments.” Read More »

FCC sets $2 billion amount on school broadband investment

President Obama told students at a middle school, “The average American school has about the same Internet bandwidth as the average American home, but it serves 200 times as many people." Read More »

Obama missed libraries in ConnectED speech says ALA

An American Library Association official said, “ConnectED must include professional development and support for school librarians... to ensure students have the digital literacy and research skills necessary to effectively use those devices.” Read More »

Long Island city pushes Verizon to expand FiOS

Local officials, members of CWA Local 1108 and 500 residents filled a town meeting in Brookhaven, Long Island to tell Verizon to build out FiOS. Read More »

FCC votes IP Transition tests to ensure consumer services

FCC commissioners urged a focus on “enduring values” that must be preserved – and even improved – during the IP Transition, including: public safety communications; access to affordable communications; competition in the marketplace; and consumer protection. Read More »

E-Rate scores big

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, “In the Internet age, every student in America should have access to state-of-the-art educational tools, which are increasingly interactive, individualized and bandwidth-intensive." Read More »

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