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Sandy hit all phone carriers - but how hard?

The FCC estimated that Sandy downed 25 percent of telecommunications, but carriers aren't required to provide figures. 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 »

Rep. Boucher’s statement on net neutrality

Representative Rick Boucher released a statement on Wednesday, September 29 expressing his disappointment with the failure to pass Net Neutrality Legislation. Read More »

Chairman Waxman’s statement on net neutrality

Congressmen Henry Waxman, Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, made a statement on Wednesday, September 29 about the failure of Net Neutrality Legislation to make it out of his committee. Read More »

Universal Service Reform Act of 2010 introduced

On July 22, 2010, Congressmen Rick Boucher and Lee Terry introduced the Universal Service Reform Act of 2010. Read More »

Commerce announces $28.5 million in grant money for One Economy

Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding. Read More »

House Subcommittee Chair worries more Americans lack broadband than previously thought

During its first hearing on the National Broadband Plan, U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet Chairman Rick Boucher expressed concern over one of the findings of the FCC's plan, arguing that more Americans than currently thought lack broadband service. Read More »

Virginia enacts telemedicine reimbursement legislation

Virginia recently became the fourteenth state to enact health care legislation requiring insurance coverage for telemedicine. Read More »

CWA Applauds Rep. Boucher’s Recommendations on National Broadband Plan

The Communications Workers of America commends Representative Rick Boucher (D-Va.) for his work to ensure that all Americans have access to high quality broadband. Congressman Boucher has called on the Federal Communications Commission to include universal availability of true high speed broadband as part of its National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Gates Foundation comes to libraries’ aid

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced $3.4 million in grants to improve Internet connections of public libraries in Kansas, Arkansas, New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Through the Opportunity Online program, the Foundation will partner with fourteen additional states to help libraries compete for broadband stimulus funds. Read More »

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