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Chapel Hill, NC authorizes AT&T U-verse buildout

Chapel Hill, is the latest North Carolina city to sign on to AT&T's fiber-based U-verse with GigaPower, joining Raleigh, Cary, Winston-Salem, and Durham. Read More »

Google’s KC fiber buildout causing widespread complaints

In Kansas City, Google is building a network that telecoms have generally taken decades to create – and the result is widespread disruption. Read More »

Conditions in Samsung’s Chinese plants remain alarming

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung vowed to end legal and safety violations in its Chinese assembly plants by the end of 2012, but a new audit shows that violations have continued. Read More »

FCC may mandate online closed captioning

This month, the FCC will vote to expand closed captioning for all online video which was previously captioned on TV -- regardless of length. Read More »

Supreme Court decides against re-streaming service Aereo

The U.S. Supreme Court decided that video re-streaming start-up, Aereo, could not operate without paying for content -- a decision which saved thousands of jobs. Read More »

Both houses of Congress tackle AT&T-DirecTV merger

As Congress examined the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, CWA urged subcommittee chairs to approve it, saying it will "expand high road labor standards and create substantive video competition.” Read More »

Comcast expanding Wi-Fi hotspots using home routers

Comcast is blanketing the country with Wi-Fi transmitters situated within home routers, which creates hotspots free to any passing Comcast subscriber. Read More »

Wheeler’s E-Rate modernization proposal released

This past week, FCC Chairman Wheeler released a draft order outlining steps needed to bring the E-Rate program into the 21st century. Read More »

Education associations ask FCC to expand E-rate

Today, 13 major national education associations wrote to the FCC "to express our strong concerns with proposed changes we believe will only dilute an already over-subscribed E-rate Program [and fail] to meet the needs of urban, rural and low-density populated areas." Read More »

Labor Department asks OSHA to probe worker deaths at Amazon

As Amazon.com continues to expand into every conceivable area of online retailing, the company seems to have ignored the need for worker safety. Read More »

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