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Americans With Disabilities are Underserved by Online Technologies

The advancement in technology in the late 20th and early 21st century has dramatically influenced the way that many of us live, but some people are being left behind. People with hearing loss and other disabilities have not received all of the benefits of modern technology, according to San Jose Mercury News Columnist Troy Wolverton. Read More »

President Obama Outlines Goal to Ensure 98% of Americans Have Access to Broadband Internet

On February 10, President Obama traveled to Marquette, Michigan to speak on the state of broadband access in America, and to give details about the National Wireless Initiative, a goal he announced during his State of the Union address. The plan aims to expand 4-G wireless broadband Internet access to 98% of Americans. The President spoke primarily about mobile broadband coverage, but as Speed Matters has noted, expanding the wireless broadband network is no substitute for upgrading our nation's wired data networks. Read More »

Members of the Broadband Opportunity Coalition: How the NAACP is Promoting Broadband Adoption

The thought of civil rights often brings to mind images of historic marches and boycotts. A generation ago, such undertakings brought attention to unequal treatment, encouraging action among those who could work to promote equality. In the age of information, inequality doesn't look the same as it did in the 20th century. Today's civil rights challenges include digital inequality. Read More »

Hispanic Communities Falling Behind in the Digital Divide

With broadband adoption and use on the rise, millions of previously underserved Americans are connecting to the web each year. Yet, even with this growth, Hispanic populations still lag far behind other cohorts in adopting broadband technology. Read More »

USF Reform Will Bring 21st Century Communications to Rural Areas

The unanimous vote by the Federal Communications Commission to reform the Universal Service Fund (USF) is a first step toward bringing the promise of high speed broadband to communities, residents, and businesses in rural and underserved areas. Read More »

National Labor Relations Board Upholds Worker’s Rights, Even on Facebook

Facebook and other social media websites are pushing talk around the office water cooler into a whole new space. But can employers take action when employee conversations about work move online? Read More »

Minnesota Still Has Work to Do on Rural Broadband Access

In order for Minnesota to meet its goal of providing every home and business with access to high-speed Internet, it needs to address the issue of the state's urban-rural divide, according to a new report. Read More »

CWA Supports Universal Service Fund Reform

With the FCC about to launch an important rulemaking to update the universal service program for broadband, CWA outlined its priorities in a recent meeting with Chairman Genachowski's legal advisor Zac Katz. Read More »

One Economy Launches National Technology Adoption Advisory Council

One Economy -- a global nonprofit dedicated to universal broadband and a Speed Matters partner -- recently announced the launch of the National Technology Adoption Advisory Council (NTAAC) to promote broadband opportunity for all. Read More »

Sens. Kerry and Landrieu Introduce Small Business Broadband Bill

The Chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Mary Landrieu, and former Chairman, John Kerry, recently introduced a bill to improve broadband access for small businesses in the U.S. Read More »

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