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HUD proposes broadband infrastructure requirement in HUD housing

The aim of the proposed rule is to minimize the costs of installing broadband infrastructure into housing by requiring the installation while construction is already underway, thus removing one barrier to high-speed Internet access. Read More »

T-Mobile can’t force workers to be happy at work

Stephen Colbert offers his hilarious take on a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling. Read More »

Economic impact of Verizon strike continues, deepens

Verizon’s second quarter revenue will fall by $343 million, according to Wells Fargo estimates. The bank’s estimate comes after Verizon reported new FiOS installations plummeted during the workers’ strike. Read More »

Hey, Philadelphia: do you have FiOS to your home?

Verizon promised to build FiOS to every residence in Philadelphia by February 2016, but the company won’t tell the city how many homes and apartments still can’t get FiOS service. The city has reached out directly to residents with the plea: tell us if you can’t get FiOS. Read More »

Verizon strike delays XO acquisition

The Verizon workers’ strike is delaying Verizon’s acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber network, a $1.8 billion dollar deal announced in February. This is the most recent harm Verizon’s leadership has caused the company by refusing to negotiate and settle a fair contract. Read More »

AT&T expands fiber service in eight cities

AT&T is in the midst of a significant fiber expansion and plans to triple availability by the end of 2016. Read More »

Union leaders, Verizon CEO meet with US Labor Secretary Thomas Perez on the ongoing strike

Secretary Perez met at the US Labor Department with Lowell McAdam, chairman and CEO of Verizon; Chris Shelton, president of CWA; and Lonnie Stephenson, president of IBEW. The parties agreed to return to the bargaining table on Tuesday to continue their discussion. Read More »

FCC, CA regulators approve Charter, Time Warner Cable merger with conditions

The FCC and the CA PUC approved Charter’s $55 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable-Bright House with conditions, clearing the way for a "powerhouse” in the cable and broadband industry. Read More »

CWA uncovers massive Verizon offshoring operation in Philippines

A CWA delegation exposed Verizon’s attempts to deceive the public on the extent of its offshoring exposed and sought a meeting with Verizon management in the Philippines. They were confronted by heavily armed Verizon security. Read More »

Philadelphia City Council holds hearings on Verizon’s FiOS build-out failure

Verizon was supposed to deliver FiOS access to everyone in Philadelphia in exchange for a city-wide franchise agreement – a deal similar to the one Verizon made in New York, where it also broke its promise to build out its all-fiber service. Read More »

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