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EU on Net Neutrality: Wait and See

As the debate over net neutrality heats up in the United States, the European Commission is taking a much more relaxed approach to legislation that would regulate the openness of the Internet. 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 »

NTIA/ESA Report Sheds Light on Broadband Gaps

Despite the recent increase in broadband adoption rates, a new study has found that significant "adoption gaps" still exist -- leaving African American and Latino populations behind at a rate greater than the national average. Read More »

Consumers Could Pay $2.4 Billion for Comcast-NBCU Merger

The Comcast takeover of NBC Universal -- currently under deliberation by the FCC and Justice Department -- could cost consumers $2.4 billion in higher television bills over nine years, according to the American Cable Association. Read More »

FCC Allows States to Assess USF Contributions on VoIP

The FCC has ruled that states may assess contributions to their state Universal Service Fund (USF) from Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers. Read More »

CWA Backs Rockefeller D-Block Legislation

The Communications Workers of America released a letter in support of Senate Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller's (D-W.Va) legislation that would re-allocate the D-block of spectrum for an interoperable public safety communications network. Read More »

FCC Recommendations Address Broadband Disparities in Low-Income Communities

The Lifeline and Link Up programs should be updated to help low-income Americans adopt broadband services, according to a new report by the Federal-State Joint Board on Universal Service. The report was directed at the FCC which runs both programs. Read More »

Congressional Black Caucus Institute, CWA Release Broadband Report, Call for Action on NBP

The Congressional Black Caucus Institute's 21st Century Council and the Communications Workers of America published a report that addresses the need for action on the National Broadband Plan to close the digital divide. Read More »

Pathways to Health Information Technology in the U.S.

Developing a robust health care IT system is one of the core goals of the National Broadband Plan. Digitizing patients' medical records would make patient dossiers easily retrievable and transferable between hospitals and remove the clutter of paper filing. However, implementation of this system faces several hurdles. Read More »

A la Carte TV: Consumer-Friendly Solution to Cable Dispute

With the Fox-Cablevision dispute fresh in the minds of consumers, what can be done to prevent content providers from cutting off content to cable companies and hurting their subscribers? Read More »

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