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National Cable and Telecommunication’s ‘Adoption Plus Program’ Born on Discussions with FCC Chiefs

Broadband Stimulus, Broadband's Impact, National Broadband Plan December 2nd, 2009

WASHINGTON, December 2, 2009 – The nation’s cable television and internet providers are once again making an aggressive push for broadband stimulus funds to be spent on “demand-side” programs as the National Cable and Telecommunications Association announced a pilot program for “Adoption Plus” – a proposal to promote broadband adoption for nearly 3.5 million children of middle school age.

The children targeted by the program live in around 1.8 million low-income households that are eligible for the National School Lunch Program and do not receive broadband services.

On Hate Speech, Internet Service Providers Exempt from First Amendment, Attorney Says

Broadband's Impact October 17th, 2008

WASHINGTON, October 17 – Protecting children in an age of broadband–connected wireless devices and Web 2.0 applications will require pro-active cooperation by internet service providers (ISPs), a panel of child safety experts and industry representatives said Thursday at the National Press Club.

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