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U.S. Broadband Coalition Working Group Urges Federal Involvement to Stimulate Adoption

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan, NTIA November 16th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 16, 2009 – A working group of the non-profit U.S. Broadband Coalition on Friday released a report in which the group called for the federal government to “play an active role in stimulating adoption and use of advanced broadband connections.”

The group, one of six committees of the U.S. Broadband Coalition – which had gathered more than 160 organizations to push for a national broadband strategy – presented its finding at the Federal Communications Commission, after introductory remarks by Blair Levin, director of the FCC’s national broadband plan.

Field Hearing: People With Disabilities Need Minor Modifications for Broadband to Work

Broadband's Impact, FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan November 9th, 2009

WASHINGTON, November 9, 2009 – Panelists at a Federal Communications Commission field hearing on Friday agreed that there should be a national broadband plan that made high-speed internet connections accessible to everyone, including those with hearing, visual and other disabilities. “A national broadband plan is not national if not accessible to everyone,” said Michael Richert, director of public policy for the American Foundation for the Blind.

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