High Speed

The "ultra-fast" Internet network will support speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, the fastest speed currently available to residents in those areas.
An independent, nonpartisan organization that aims to make kids and education America's top priority released a policy brief on the many benefits of high-speed Internet access.
CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers.
FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access.
Sixty-one Senators signed a letter calling on the FCC to modernize its rules regarding a rural communications services program.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center found that roughly 1/3 of low-income households with children do not have access to high-speed Internet.
According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC."
As the Pew Internet Center said last week, ?Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.?
Frontier Communications began offering 150 Mbps, upload and download in parts of Washington state, using an all-fiber network Frontier purchased from Verizon in 2010.
As AT&T continues to add 1 Gbps cities, CenturyLink is finding their FTTP service is gaining favor with Utah school districts and telecommuters.