CWA statement on Verizon talks

CWA statement on Verizon talks

Verizon refuses to build out FiOS to many underserved communities up and down the East Coast, and has abandoned upkeep of the traditional landline network, leading to extensive service problems for consumers. In these negotiations, the union members’ interest is linked directly to the public interest, since our jobs involve maintaining quality service on traditional landlines and building and servicing Verizon’s state of the art FiOS broadband network.

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AT&T acquires DirecTV

AT&T acquires DirecTV

AT&T completed its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. As part of the merger, AT&T committed to increase its all-fiber deployment of 12.5 million customer locations, to offer gigabit service to any E-rate eligible school within the company’s deployment, and to make available a low-priced broadband service for low-income consumers in its wireline footprint.

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