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Telecom industry unites to fight FCC net neutrality rules

Major telecom industry trade groups asked the DC U.S. Court of Appeals to overturn the FCC's newly published open Internet rules. Read More »

CWA, Consumer Groups Raise Concerns about Verizon Landline Sale in California, Texas, Florida

In comments to the FCC, the Communications Workers of America and consumer groups The Utility Reform Network, the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, the Center for Accessible Technology, and the Greenlining Institute all raised concerns about the impact of the $10.5 billion transaction on consumers and workers. Read More »

OSHA wants information on tower work

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched a request for information into communications tower construction and maintenance practices. Read More »

Video relay brings hearing impaired into digital communications

This week, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler used his blog to call attention to the vast world of video relay sign language interpreters. Read More »

The painfully slow unbundling of cable TV

Subscribers say they want á la carte TV, but according to a recent article in re/code, "Bundles aren’t going away anytime soon, since they’re the core of the pay TV business." Read More »

Internet speeds at US libraries reveals good and bad news

According to a new ALA report, libraries have generally increased broadband speeds but "just 2 percent of all libraries meet national benchmarks established by the FCC." Read More »

FCC Report: Cable subscriptions decrease as prices rise

Last week the Federal Communications Commission released its annual report on video competition. The report highlighted some fascinating developments. Read More »

It’s a smartphone country, says Pew Center

As the Pew Internet Center said last week, “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.” Read More »

NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge

The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization. Read More »

First Contract at Purple Communications

Members of American Sign Language Interpreters United, a unit of the CWA-TNG Pacific Media Workers Guild, have ratified their first contracts with Purple Communications. Read More »

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