Universality

As Congress examined the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, CWA urged subcommittee chairs to approve it, saying it will "expand high road labor standards and create substantive video competition.?
This past week, FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft order outlining steps needed to bring the E-Rate program into the 21st century.
Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas."
Verizon is about to miss its June, 2014 deadline for wiring all of New York City for FiOS, and it's refusing to furnish the city with maps that chart "the street-by-street progress of its fiber network."
Households that rely exclusively on an antenna for television programming reception will soon be overtaken by households relying only on the Internet.
"I believe," wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, "we should put those resources to work now to meet our educators? overwhelming pent-up demand for upgrading Wi-Fi at our schools and libraries."
The FCC is soliciting comments on whether to raise the definition of broadband from 4Mbps downstream/1 up to 10 Mbps down/1 up, or even higher.
Human interest: working parent Jacob Feinspan writes about the extraordinary capacity of broadband technology to bring people together at a time of crisis.
The Tenth Federal Circuit Court in Denver upheld the FCC?s right to use its $4.5 billion Connect America Fund to subsidize rural broadband.
According to research firm Connected Intelligence, in 42 million U.S. homes at least one television is connected to the Internet ?either via a video game console, Blu-ray disc player, streaming media player or the TV itself.?