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FCC approves Frontier acquisition of Verizon wireline assets in California, Florida, and Texas

The FCC found that the transfer of ownership was likely to benefit the public interest through increased investment in local networks and broadband services, and therefore imposed no conditions on the sale. Read More »

Broad range of groups support Lifeline for broadband

A broad range of groups supported modernization of the Lifeline low-income subsidy program in comments filed in response to the Federal Communications Commissionís (FCC) proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. Modernizing the program, the groups agreed, would help achieve the programís goal of delivering modern communications services to low-income families, allowing full participation in 21st century life. Read More »

CWA calls for regulators to investigate Verizonís refusal to invest in landline upkeep

Verizon told the FCC it spends less than one percent of the average phone and DSL customerís rate on upkeep of the network. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO: Modernize Lifeline to include broadband

In joint comments to the FCC, CWA and the AFL-CIO supported the Commission's proposal to update the Lifeline program to include broadband and promote the affordability of broadband services to low-income families. Read More »

DC to Verizon: Inform customers about IP transition, maintain copper service

The Washington, DC Public Service Commission took steps to protect DC residents in the IP transition from copper networks to fiber, directing Verizon to inform customers about the specifics of the transition and maintain copper networks for customers who want that service. Read More »

The New York Times reports on Verizonís broken promises

Not only did the story report the companyís broken promises, it questioned whether Verizon has chosen to bypass less affluent neighborhoods. Read More »

AT&T, CenturyLink accept more than $900 million in CAF money

The money will help the carriers expand 10/1 Mbps broadband service to a combined 3.4 million homes and businesses in rural locations across 36 states. Read More »

Verizon Walks Away From $550M+ In Federal Broadband Money

Verizon today became the only major U.S. telecommunications company to turn down federal funding to build broadband in unserved, primarily rural, communities, leaving many residents in eight states and the District of Columbia without access to vital communications options. The company was offered $568 million over six years by the Federal government to bring broadband to 270,000 locations. Read More »

Comcast claims it will bring gigabit to entire footprint in two years

The DOCSIS 3.1 technology can support speeds of 10 Gbps, but Comcast's claims to bring new technology to customers have in the past been overstated. Read More »

FCC map illustrates connections between broadband and health

The interactive map, which provides a high-level overview of the current state of affairs at the intersection of broadband, connectivity, and health, is already showing some interesting findings, including relationships between illness and information. Read More »

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