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Internet and E-Commerce Experienced Massive Growth

More than 80 million dot-coms and 200 million Web sites have been registered since 1985, according to a report from Speedmatters' partner the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Read More »

Commerce Dept. Funds Internet Training Programs in California, New York

The Commerce Department has announced broadband investments totaling more than $29 million for the nation's two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. The grants target computer-training programs and will allow more than 30,000 low-income students and their families online access to educational, employment, and health information. Read More »

President Obama on National Broadband Plan

President Barack Obama commended the FCC on its release of the National Broadband Plan and its framework for providing universal high-speed Internet and expanding technological opportunity in low-income communities. Read More »

CWA applauds FCC

The Communications Workers of America issued a statement in support of the National Broadband Plan's goals of providing universal high-speed Internet and a renewed focus on digital literacy. Many other public interest organizations also came out in support of the FCC's plan. Read More »

FCC Broadband Plan will help the U.S. regain its standing in Internet age

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen commended the FCC's National Broadband Plan for providing a "good roadmap of the 21st Century broadband networks our nation needs for economic growth." In his statement, Cohen noted that the plan addresses the need for higher speeds and accessibility, which are goals that CWA has been pursuing through the Speed Matters program. Read More »

Senators air concerns over proposed NBC Universal - Comcast merger

Senate lawmakers recently pressed both the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice on the proposed merger between NBC Universal and cable television giant Comcast. Read More »

An International Look at High-Speed Broadband Growth

Private industry financing of broadband must increase in order to meet the United State's aggressive broadband adoption and deployment goals, according to a new Brookings Institution study. The FCC has estimated that it will require $350 billion to provide universal broadband coverage in the U.S. Read More »

Organizations Laud FCC’s Broadband Recommendations

More than thirty organizations - including One Economy, Zero Divide, the National Urban League and the Communications Workers of America - have signed a letter in support of the FCC's Internet recommendations ahead of the National Broadband Plan's release. Read More »

Bringing Universal Service into the 21st Century

In order to achieve universal broadband, the Universal Service Fund should be used to ensure nationwide access to high-speed Internet, according to the FCC. Currently, voice service is guaranteed to every American - regardless of geographic region or income level - through the universal service fund, but that right is not extended to broadband Internet connections. Read More »

High-speed Internet brings improved dental care to underserved community

Some low-income residents in parts of Los Angeles will soon have high-speed Internet to thank for their whiter teeth and brighter smiles. A new telemedicine project piloted by the University of the Pacific will provide dentists with the capability to electronically review patients in underserved San Fernando Valley communities. Read More »

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