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CWA: Proposed Comcast-NBCU Merger Will Harm Workers, Consumers

As proposed, the Comcast-NBCU merger would lead to job cuts, aggravate the already anti-competitive behavior of the cable industry and restrict consumer access to the online video content of their choice, a senior official with the Communications Workers of America testified today. Read More »

FCC Seeks Public Comment on Media Ownership Rules

The FCC is soliciting public comments as part of a Congressionally mandated review of media ownership rules. As a result of the recent wave of media consolidation and the explosion of cross-platform products, the Communications Workers of America firmly supports strong rules that apply industry-wide. Read More »

Congress Urges Limits as FCC Ramp Up Comcast-NBC Deal Review

Sen. Herb Kohl, (D-WI) Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, told the Department of Justice and the FCC to enforce eleven conditions on Comcast's pending merger with NBC Universal, citing the merger's potential to increase prices and limit content diversity across several media platforms. Read More »

Seventy-Four Democrats Say “No” to Title II Re-Classification Proposal

Seventy-four House Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski on May 24 saying they have concerns with the agency's plan to reclassify broadband as a Title II regulated service. Read More »

80 percent of Americans Don’t Know their Broadband Connection Speed

An FCC survey released on June 1, 2010 found that four out of five broadband users don't know the speed of their Internet connection. Read More »

Kerry: Legislation Ensuring Broadband Access for Disabled May Pass in 2010

Senate Communications Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) announced that a piece of legislation guaranteeing broadband Internet access for disabled Americans will hopefully become law in 2010. Read More »

CWA welcomes Congressional role in Clarifying FCC Authority

On May 24, the chairmen of four Congressional committees and subcommittees that deal with issues pertaining to regulation of broadband Internet access announced that they plan to update the Communications Act. Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen welcomed the announcement. CWA believes that the best approach is for Congress to craft a narrowly tailored bill in the short-term that would establish the FCC's authority to protect an open Internet and promote broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

WaPo: New Way Forward Needed on Broadband Oversight

A Washington Post editorial proposes a "fourth way" regulatory framework for broadband Internet in reaction to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's "third way" plan. The editorial argues that the FCC should not attempt to fit broadband into an existing, yet largely incompatible regulatory framework. Rather, the FCC should work with Congress to create clear, yet limited, new rules for broadband providers that focus on increased reporting, monitoring and transparency. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn sounds support for Comcast public hearings

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has now publicly stated her support for public hearings on the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger. Read More »

Black, Hispanic Congressional Caucuses Question Comcast-NBC merger

Forty-Six members of Congress including many from the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses recently called on the FCC to hold public hearings on Comcast's bid to purchase NBC Universal. Read More »

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