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FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections."
CWA President Larry Cohen said, ?The efforts of Gig.U, municipal governments and Internet Service Providers to upgrade America's broadband networks is great news."
The FCC voted 5-0 today to appropriate up to $100 million to expand rural broadband through its Connect America Fund.
AT&T and the North Carolina Next Generation Network are extending fiber to six cities throughout the state. This week, AT&T ratified an agreement to bring U-verse with GigaPower to parts of Winston-Salem.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler kicked off the E-Rate Modernization Workshop saying that bringing broadband to schools and libraries could be ?the single most important issue this agency deals with."
The North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) is recommending that its members enter into master network development agreements with AT&T to provide its fiber-based U-verse with GigaPower.
The Communications Workers of America today commended the Senate Finance Committee for moving forward on tax provisions that encourage investment in domestic industries -- including high speed fiber broadband networks.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said, ?In the Internet age, every student in America should have access to state-of-the-art educational tools, which are increasingly interactive, individualized and bandwidth-intensive."
The FCC added $255 million to its Connect America Fund ?to provide new broadband access to over 400,000 homes and businesses in rural areas of 41 states.?
CenturyLink is bringing 1 Gbps fiber service to parts of Las Vegas, using assistance from the local government.