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21st Century Technology Must Improve Access and Communications for All

by Employee ‎07-27-2010 09:09 PM - edited ‎07-27-2010 09:15 PM

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Another big step toward making history was taken this week when the U.S. House of Representatives voted by a 348-23 margin to approve H.R. 3101, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010. The action now moves to the Senate where they have a similar piece of legislation, S. 3304 that has already been voted out of the Senate Commerce Committee and is awaiting floor action. There are some differences between the two bills so it is still uncertain whether the Senate will approve its version or incorporate the changes made in the House bill before scheduling a vote. In either case, passage would signify a major breakthrough toward ensuring that all communications technologies, present and future, can be accessed by any and all Americans. Read more...

PhilanthropyVerizon’s Senior Vice President – Corporate Responsibility Kathy Brown recently talked about Verizon’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen.


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