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Minority Voices on Net Neutrality

When 20 organizations representing the communities most impacted by the Digital Divide issued a joint letter to the FCC last week, they added a new and much-needed element to discussions about net neutrality. In recent weeks, legislators, ISPs, online application providers, mainstream advocates and ivory-tower...

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Guest Blog from HTTP Member, The Hispanic Institute

Guest blogger, Gus West, from the Hispanic Institute, stresses the importance of mobile broadband to the Latino community. One key demographic that has been underrepresented in policy debates regarding the Digital Divide is the Hispanic population. The fact that Hispanics are now the largest minority...

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Latino Organizations Join Broadband for America Coalition

Six Hispanic nonprofit organizations, among them several HTTP members, have joined the Broadband for America Coalition. The coalition, which was announced last week, will educate policymakers and stakeholders about how the Internet and wireless networks work; drive policy discussions about how to achieve broadband everywhere...

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Online Database Contains Valuable Information for Future BTOP / BIP Applicants

The National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) expanded the functionality of their www.broadbandusa.gov portal with a searchable database of Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) and Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) applications. The public can use the database to find out which...

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Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Questions Wireless Competition

Earlier this month, Senator Herb Kohl, Chairman of the Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee sent a letter to the FCC and the Department of Justice sharing his concerns about lack of competition in the wireless market.  His letter covered a number of important issues affecting Latino consumers...

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