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Mignon Clyburn Resigning from FCC Post

April 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

After eight years Mignon Clyburn, the only African-American on the FCC board of commissioners is stepping down. Clyburn, the daughter of James Clyburn, member of the U.S. House of Representatives  for South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District...

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Your Cable Box is About to Die

January 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Cable television has been under relentless pressure for quite some time now. More and more Americans are simply cutting the cord. Tired of the high cost of cable programming bundles and equipment rental many people...

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Obama Launches ConnectHome Initiative

July 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

President Obama announced a broad initiative intended to provide high-speed Internet service to low-income households. The announcement came last Wednesday. The pilot program, named ConnectHome, hopes to deliver high-speed broadband access to over 275,000 low-income households...

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FCC Votes to Bridge Digital Divide

June 22, 2015 | 1 Comments

Last Thursday the Federal Communications Commission voted to consider permitting eligible Americans to purchase Internet access using government funds. The vote is a step toward bridging the growing digtal divide. The poor and minorities without Internet access...

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African-Americans and Net Neutrality

March 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a close three to two vote along party lines, the FCC announced new rules on Internet governance to support net neutrality and the open Internet, protecting freedom of innovation and access to web content. The new...

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