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CWA’s Debbie Goldman on AT&T/T-Mobile USA Merger

Speed Matters' Debbie Goldman was interviewed on C-SPAN about the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile USA merger’s impact on broadband in the US. Watch the video. Read More »

FCC Releases New Internet Speed and Telephone Competition Report

Internet access services are a key metric for measuring progress in meeting the National Broadband Plan goals. A new report by the FCC, the Internet Access Services report, gauges the development of Internet connectivity and speeds in the past six months. Read More »

Qwest-CenturyLink Merger Moves Ahead With FCC Conditions

The FCC formally approved the merger of Qwest Communications and CenturyLink on March 18, a $22 billion deal that will impact over 17 million telephone and 5 million broadband customers in 37 states. Read More »

AT&T and T-Mobile Merger Means Better Broadband

The acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T is good news for everyone who realizes that the United States needs to catch up to the rest of the world when it comes to broadband speed and buildout. Read More »

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Announced Acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T

Yesterday's announcement of the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T has important, positive implications for consumers in the U.S. and Germany, for the U.S. telecom workforce and for our country's economic future. Read More »

Electronic Health Record Incentives Expanded to Mental Health

As health IT adoption grows, a new bill introduced by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) will help expand electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs to mental health workers and facilities. Read More »

T-Mobile USA and AT&T Merger Means Faster and More Widespread Broadband

Today's announcement of the acquisition of T-Mobile USA by AT&T is a victory for broadband proponents in both the U.S. and Germany. For the U.S., it means that T-Mobile customers will get quick access to the AT&T network, soon to include LTE or data speeds of at least 10 megabits down stream. More important, as part of the deal, AT&T is committing to build out to nearly every part of the U.S. within six years. Read More »

Energy & Commerce Committee Votes to Repeal FCC’s Open Internet Rules

The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Open Internet rules. The House of Representatives will now debate the Open Internet rules on the floor and vote whether or not to repeal them. Read More »

House Telecom Subcommittee Votes to Overturn FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

On March 9, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology passed a resolution to repeal the FCC's Open Internet rules. Introduced by Republican Subcommittee Chair Greg Walden, the vote on H.J. Res 37 went along party lines — with Democrats holding strong in their defense of the FCC's policy. Using a procedure under the Congressional Review Act, the subcommittee passed the resolution by a vote of 15-8, disapproving of the FCC's Open Internet rules. Read More »

Health Information Technology Improves Medical Care

Recent research shows that electronic medical records and broadband-enabled medical care improve the quality and efficiency of health care. A recent literature review conducted by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) found that 92 percent of academic articles written between July 2007 and February 2010 documented the positive impact of health IT. Read More »

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