New Jersey

As Philadelphia presses Verizon to extend FiOS to low-income neighborhoods, New Jersey tells the company to fulfill its commitment to the whole state.
CWA was joined by NGOs and the state of New Jersey in challenging Verizon Wireless' planned cross-marketing deals.
On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States.
Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding.
The Alliance for Digital Equality has appointed former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin as Senior Adviser and announced a Digital Empowerment Summit which will be held in Newark, NJ on April 23.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced $3.4 million in grants to improve Internet connections of public libraries in Kansas, Arkansas, New York, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Through the Opportunity Online program, the Foundation will partner with fourteen additional states to help libraries compete for broadband stimulus funds.
Speed Matters released the third annual report on Internet Speeds in America - and U.S. connection speeds have not improved significantly in the past year. The results of the report are based on the last-mile connection speed of over 413,000 Internet users who took the online test between May 2008 and May 2009. The data also confirms that where a customer lives is a good indicator of Internet connection speed. With some exceptions, if you live in a Northeastern or Mid-Atlantic state, you are likely to have good high-speed Internet options.
New Jersey has the best residential broadband adoption according to the Information Technology Innovation Fund's (ITIF) 2008 State New Economy Index report.
The Alliance for Public Technology has just released a new report, Broadband Initiatives: Enhancing Lives and Transforming Communities, which documents examples of how high speed networks have changed the lives, and saved the lives, of individuals and communities in ways that many of us could not have even imagined 5 years ago. In a short video, Dr. Curtis Lowery, of the ANGELS program in Arkansas, explains how rural women who never would have had access to pre-natal care now can access it locally.