All communities need high-speed networks, but what?s a city to do when the local provider refuses to invest in next-generation broadband? Look at models that work.
New York's Cuomo administration wants every state resident to be able to access broadband by 2019, but will the push encourage Verizon to build out FiOS in upstate cities?
The New York Public Library will help to bridge the digital divide by allocating 10,000 Wi-Fi hotspots to low-income families.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities.
The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund?s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations.
Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending."
According to a new report from Glassdoor, a women?s hiring website, ?At most of these [high-tech] companies, men report earning a higher base salary than women for the same role..."
In his blog on November 20, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler addressed expanding high-speed broadband into rural areas through both the E-rate program and the Connect America Fund.
The dominant broadband providers account for 86.6 million subscribers ? the top cable companies with over 51.2 million, and the top telephone companies with over 35 million.
?The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding."