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With Broadband Access, Patients In Hawaii Can Make Web Calls To Doctors

The Hawaii Medical Service Association, the state's Blue Cross-Blue Shield Licensee, is going to provide a web service - called American Well - that will increase the accessibility of doctors to both insured and uninsured patients. Read More »

The Digital Road to Recovery

Half a million jobs. That's what could be created by a nationwide effort to expand high speed Internet access, according to a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). Investment in this essential technology doesn't just connect Americans to the enormous benefits of the digital age--it serves as a much-needed stimulus to our ailing economy. Read More »

Obama cites broadband as key to economic stimulus

President-Elect Obama is committed to including an investment in broadband deployment and adoption in his proposed economic stimulus package. Read More »

Sen. Klobuchar encourages Obama to fund broadband in economic stimulus package

On Monday, January 5, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) sent a letter to President-Elect Obama urging him to include broadband investments in his upcoming economic recovery plan. Read More »

Report: next-generation broadband networks would create 200,000 jobs in three years

Tax incentives for fiber-to-the-premises build-out would create over 200,000 new jobs between 2009 and 2011, according to a new report by the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council. Read More »

Getting kids online in Tennessee

Connected Tennessee has selected Chattanooga's Partnership for Families, Children and Adults and the Children's Home/Chambliss Shelter as the recipients of its latest donation. Read More »

Pew Report predicts state of the Internet in 2020

A new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project makes several predictions about technology and its role in the year 2020. Read More »

Public libraries in seven states to engage in broadband pilot programS

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a $6.9 million pilot grant to public libraries in seven states today to improve the speed of Internet connections. Read More »

Webcast highlights role of state initiatives in expanding high speed Internet access

Earlier this week, the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Alliance for Public Technology (APT) co-sponsored a fascinating webcast based on a new joint report from the APT and CWA on current state efforts to expand high speed Internet access. Read More »

CWA part of growing consensus on broadband stimulus policies

The Communications Workers of America's Speed Matters project is part of a growing consensus about the need for expanded high-speed broadband networks in the United States, according a Washington Post article. Read More »

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