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The Lifeline program and universal broadband access

The FCC's commitment to universal communications access has evolved with technology to include not only traditional phone and wireless services, but broadband as well. Read More »

More than 1 million new broadband subscribers added in 2015

The country's largest cable and telephone companies gained almost 1.2 million new high-speed Internet subscribers in the first quarter of 2015. Read More »

Verizon strikes deal to buy AOL

With its $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL, Verizon hopes to benefit from the potentially lucrative ad market on wireless devices -- but privacy advocates have concerns. Read More »

CWA, NAACP file FCC Petition to Deny DISH’s auction abuse

CWA and the NAACP urge the FCC to deny DISH Network's $3.3 billion manipulation of Commission rules. Read More »

Poverty worsens age-based digital disparity

A study published at the Benton Foundation finds a strong relationship between age, Internet use, and socioeconomic status. Read More »

Regulatory approval of AT&T-DirecTV deal near at hand

Regulators at the FCC and DoJ are nearing the end of their review process. The AT&T-DirecTV deal is expected to pass. Read More »

Sixty-one Senators agree: It’s time to update rural broadband rules

Sixty-one Senators signed a letter calling on the FCC to modernize its rules regarding a rural communications services program. Read More »

Civil rights group: “GAO Report Bolsters Need for Lifeline Broadband Expansion”

A co-chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Media and Telecommunications Task Force explains how a recent GAO report reiterates the need to expand the Lifeline program. Read More »

Recode: A Blueprint for Your Digital Afterlife

We all know that we’re going to die someday. But what happens to our digital life after we’re gone? Read More »

Comcast spent $336 million on failed merger

$336 million – that was the amount that Comcast spent on its failed merger with Time Warner. Read More »

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