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Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Support FCC’s Call for Comments on Managed Services

An array of Labor and civil rights groups have announced their support for the FCC's call for public comment on the regulation of managed services and mobile broadband. These groups join the Communications Workers of America who commended the FCC's decision earlier this month. Read More »

Proposals to Improve Civil Engagement in a Digital World

As the Internet becomes a driving force in the way we communicate and engage with one another, its proper role in America's civic sphere has become increasingly important, and debated. A new policy brief by Nicol Turner-Lee, Vice President at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, proposes a set of strategies for transforming the Internet into a place for constructive dialogue that drives real-world policy. Read More »

A Legislative Framework on Net Neutrality

As the debate over broadband regulation rages on, a recent Washington Post editorial urges Congress to enact legislation that ensures continued private investment in upgrading networks. Read More »

The Great Net Neutrality Distraction?

A recent New York Times article chronicles the battles in the war over net neutrality since a Federal appeals court struck down the FCC's grounds for regulating broadband Internet in March. Read More »

FCC Finds Subpar Internet Connection Speeds

A new FCC report has found that more than half of American households don't meet the FCC's speed goals for universal service as laid out in the National Broadband Plan. Read More »

Rural America at a Disadvantage Without Broadband

A recent Houston Chronicle profile paints a vivid picture of life on the other side of the digital divide: without broadband, simple online activities can take minutes and hours instead of seconds. Read More »

Online Video Protections Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Online video rights have emerged as a focal point in the Department of Justice's review of the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

FCC’s Call to Clarify Broadband Issues Will Move Build-out Forward

The Federal Communications Commission has productively pushed for a resolution of the confused "net neutrality" debate which has stalled our national build-out and caused the digital divide to deepen. The United States must catch up with the rest of the world in terms of broadband build-out and access to 21st century communications. Take action on this issue at http://action.cwa-union.org/action/bring-broadband-home Read More »

Just What the Doctor Ordered: Expanded Rural Broadband

A recent story from NPR put a human face on the Federal Communications Commission's rural broadband healthcare initiative and underlines why universal high-speed Internet is an important FCC priority. Read More »

Broadband Expansion Tops UN Development Agenda

Broadband development will be near the top of the agenda when the United Nations General Assembly convenes on September 20. Read More »

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