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Title II Regulation – An Internet Tax on Millions of Consumers

One of the reasons that the Internet is a great American success story is that it is accessible and affordable...

Title II and Investment: The Facts

While our current policies have encouraged record levels of investment, some critics want to abandon this approach and reclassify Internet service as...

What Others are Saying: the FCC and Title II

In February, the Federal Communications Commission chose to impose Title II requirements on the Internet in a partisan 3-2 vote. 

Broadband is Leading America Into the Future

The state of American broadband is fast, ubiquitous, and affordable. Moreover, it’s enabling our economy through innovation, private investment, and...

April 11, 2017
  As the FCC embraces fresh leadership and a new sense of focus, the Trump Administration is working in parallel to create a friendly environment for investment. This shift in direction is already taking effect and...
March 30, 2017
    America is on the cusp of a 5G future in which consumers have access to vital services at incredible speeds. Such capabilities would open up countless opportunities in communication, ecommerce and emergency...
March 16, 2017
  This week, Axios hosted a forum sponsored by Charter Communications to examine the ways in which our communications ecosystem will continue to develop with the onset of new technologies  and how smart policy...
March 7, 2017
  Supporters of Title II do not see the interwoven nature of an open, accessible internet and large-scale investment in broadband infrastructure. It was private investment, not federal overreach, which established the...

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US Broadband Figures Show 40 Percent Lack High-Speed Internet: STUDY

Roughly 40 percent of Americans do not have high-speed Internet access at home, according to new Commerce Department figures that underscore the challenges facing policymakers who are trying to bring affordable broadband connections to everyone.

Health IT Projects in the News

Now that the federal government has announced more than $1B in grants for Health IT projects across the nation, here is a look at some of those projects that are ready to start work and create new jobs.

White House Announces Nearly $1B in Health IT Grants

On Friday, the White House announced $975 million in state grants for health information technology adoption and training grants. Implementing health IT will help both hospitals and patients save money by eliminating duplicative tests and paperwork:

The White House says the awards will help make health information technologies available to more than 100,000 hospitals and primary care physicians by 2014 while helping to train thousands of people for careers in health care and information technology … The administration says around 15,000 people should get training.

High-tech White House soldiers on as snow shuts down Washington

Modern technology has helped the Obama White House work through the record-breaking snowstorms that shut down the federal government.

“Thanks to modern technology that has not been an issue,” Jen Psaki, a White House spokeswoman, wrote in an e-mail.

Icy roads and heavy snows have left a number of White House staffers unable to get to the West Wing, but they’ve been able to work remotely, according to Psaki.

That’s not the case for the rest of the federal government.

Proof Network Investment and Innovation Matter to the Future of the Internet

The news this week that Google will be building and testing ultra-fast fiber-optic networks in selected cities is good news for customers and good news for the industry. As I have said and written many times, the private sector provides the capital, which fosters competition, that allows expansion, leading to new jobs – not just new jobs in old companies, but new jobs in companies that did not, and could not, have existed before.

New DLC Report on Broadband and Job Growth

The New Democratic Leadership Council has released a report today from DLC Senior Fellow and Economist Jessica Milano on the role of broadband in creating new jobs: “Where Jobs Come From: The Role of Innovation, Investment, and Infrastructure in Economic and Job Growth.” The report was made possible in cooperation with AT&T, who provided research essential to the project.

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