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The four-year extension agreement covers 17,000 wireline employees in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Millions of working families don’t have access to high-speed broadband or are unable to afford it, a crisis that is exacerbated by the pandemic.
Report finds that Verizon and San Diego’s public-private partnership to build out the city’s 5G network benefits Verizon but fails to hold the company accountable to the citizens of San Diego.
In the 2006 mid-term election cycle, the internet played a unique role in determining who would control the 110th Congress. Politics and the internet are a happy couple for those who have access to the technology.
At the Freedom to Connect technology conference FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein took the Bush administration to task for its lack of action to expand high speed internet access. The digital divide in the United States is not shrinking, as countries around the global are expanding their own high speed internet networks.
Sen. Daniel Inouye, chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology, held a hearing March 1 to discuss reforms to the Universal Service Fund, the multi-billion dollar program to expand phone service to underserved areas.
The 2008 election will be the first where the Internet will play a central role, not only in terms of how the campaigns use technology, but also in how voter-generated content affects its course. This powerful method for drawing millions more into the political process cannot be realized until we have universally available, high speed internet for all Americans. We must make sure these same politicians who are now using the internet so boldly in their own self interest, will also take up the campaign to make sure that the US develops strong, comprehensive national broadband policy.
In cooperation with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access and other community-based technology improvements, CWA has developed model legislation for state-level Internet policies.
Hempstead County, Arkansas, is the latest American rural community to take steps toward high speed internet access. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has teamed up with Hempstead County for the pilot project of its new program -- Connected Communities for the 21st Century.
Residents of West Virginia, like many in rural America, are feeling the pain of the digital divide. A group of eight state lawmakers has decided it is high time for a change.
For a good illustration of the consequences of the digital divide for local governments and Internet users, take a look at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. A recent article describes the strain put on city library systems because of a lack of home access for rural neighbors.