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White House ConnectHome Pilot Program Expands High-Speed Broadband to Low-Income Families

The public/private partnership involves eight ISPs who will offer service in 28 communities

More than 90% of households with a college-educated parent use the Internet, but fewer than…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Federal Phone Subsidy for Low Income Families Could Include Broadband Services

FCC votes to put the Lifeline reform proposal out for public comment

Now that net neutrality has become a reality, the next challenge that we face is…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Charter to Buy Time Warner Cable for $55 Billion

The acquisition is part of a larger deal in which Charter will also acquire Bright House Networks

Time Warner Cable stockholders woke up with a little more bank in their accounts Tuesday…

By Joel Lyons

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Exciting News for New Yorkers: Statewide Broadband Access

Governor Cuomo will insure high-speed internet access

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to intact statewide broadband access in New York is now in…

By Cristie Leondis

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What to Look for in a Mobile Hotspot

Mobile broadband USB sticks used to be staples of the business traveler’s gear bag. But…

By K. T. Bradford

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America Gets the Hook Up

President Obama Says National Wireless Initiative Will Spur Innovation and Reduce Deficit

Obama speaks to Northern Michigan University about National Wireless Initiative (Source: White House)
In his January…

By Marcia Wade Talbert

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Blacks Continue to Climb on Broadband Bandwagon

African Americans have highest Internet growth rate of any major demographic group

The rate of African Americans adopting broadband has grown to 56% from 46% at a…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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Washington Report: Updates from Capitol Hill

Democrats ready for midterm elections; broadband assistance for small businesses

President Barack Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine outlined this week the party’s…

By Joyce Jones

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First there were the Greatest and Silent generations. Then came baby boomers and Generation X. Now we have Millennials, or people born after 1980. They are more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations, less religious, and may be on track to become the most educated generation in U.S. history. That thirst for education is evident with data showing college enrollment of 18- to 24-year-olds is at an all-time high, according to the Pew Research Center."

Talking Points

Based on 2007 data, the most recent available, single black women have just a fraction…

By Deborah Creighton Skinner

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