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ALA study shows libraries are often the only place for free Internet

Despite nationwide budget cuts, public libraries continue to be the go-to place, if not the only place, for Americans to access computers and high-speed Internet for free. Read More »

Al Franken: Comcast-NBCU merger threatens the future of the Internet

Senator Al Franken urged the FCC to reject the proposed Comcast-NBC Universal merger. Read More »

World Cup Match Breaks Online Viewing Records… Or Does It?

Last week, ESPN claimed to host the largest ever online audience for a sporting event: the United States' World Cup game against Algeria. Read More »

FCC: Cost a major barrier to universal broadband adoption

Why does America resist high-speed Internet? A new FCC survey suggests that one of the main reasons is: It’s too expensive. Read More »

CWA Offers Unqualified Support To Expansion Of Broadband Availability

Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen today supported President Obama's signing of a presidential memorandum seeking to make more wireless spectrum available for commercial use. Read More »

How to Reform Universal Service Fund to Support Broadband

Speed Matters has long supported reform of the Universal Service Fund (USF) to promote broadband build-out and affordability. The FCC's National Broadband Plan highlights a transition plan to move USF support from telephony to broadband. Members of Congress, FCC Commissioners, service providers, and consumer advocates all agree. So the question is no longer whether to shift USF subsidies to support broadband deployment and adoption, but how. Read More »

Utilities and Telecoms to Examine Smart Grid Feasibility

Resolving how energy data flows, whether through broadband, telecommunications and the public Internet or on narrowband and private networks owned by public utilities, is a glaring obstacle to smart grid infrastructure in the United States. Read More »

West Virginia Implements Statewide Fiber Optic Broadband Network

An ambitious project to create a statewide fiber optic broadband network in West Virginia is underway. The statewide fiber broadband network will connect critical anchor institutions, including hospitals, public schools, libraries and fire and police departments across the state. Read More »

Pew: States are Critical to Broadband Expansion

Pew’s recently released study, Bringing America Up to Speed: States' Role in Expanding Broadband, finds that states play a pivotal role in expanding broadband access across America. Read More »

Wisconsin Set to Deploy Broadband Stimulus Funding

Wisconsin will soon begin rolling out fiber optic broadband connections to hundreds of schools and libraries across the state. Over 390 law enforcement agencies, 300 fire departments, and 119 hospitals could also potentially connect to the fiber network. Read More »

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