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The $4.5 billion a year Universal Service Fund USF high-cost Program provides access to modern communications networks capable of providing broadband service for consumers in rural, insular, and high-cost areas.
CWA members and other groups gathered outside the courthouse to express their concerns about the merger and show their support for the 14 state attorneys general who filed the lawsuit to block the merger.
CWA members will participate in a global day of labor union action on December 10, International Human Rights Day, to protest the severe repression of labor union and other activists in the Philippines.
The research is in: Americans can't live without broadband Internet.
The state of Kentucky knows the facts: investing in high speed internet brings high paying technology jobs. And building a high speed internet infrastructure is an investment in the economy.
Government leaders, union representatives, educators and concerned citizens recently met at a public forum in Vermont. Congressman Bernie Sanders hosted the event to discuss the lack of high speed internet in rural communities.
This past September, at the tail end of the legislative session, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) introduced a landmark bill to expand our high speed internet infrastructure: Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2006.
CWA's Speed Matters brochure is now available at http://files.cwa-union.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersBrochure.pdf
House calls were once considered a thing of the past, but with specialists in high demand in rural America, psychiatrists are using telemedicine to treat patients in their own homes.
For our nation's deaf, finding easy ways to communicate throught the channels the rest of us take for granted has been a constant challenge -- but that's changing. High speed internet has made new video conferencing tools possible, opening new and exciting doors of dialogue.
In the last decade, public libraries have expanded their resources to become primary points of access to the internet for millions of Americans. 10 years ago only 25% of libraries had internet access but today 99% of libraries offer access to the internet.