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Senators urge FCC to reform inmate calling rates

Fifteen U.S. Senators wrote a letter to the FCC applauding the agency’s proposal to reform inmate calling rates, and encouraged the FCC to move forward quickly. Read More »

Consumers, elected officials, union members call on Verizon to stop stalling at NYC Council hearing

Pressure grows on Verizon as NYC Council examines Verizon’s broken promise to build-out high-speed FiOS network. Read More »

FCC: Prison phone rates must be “just, reasonable, and fair”

The FCC will consider an item at its October meeting that will reform inmate calling services. The reforms, if approved, will apply to all types of calls – local, long distance, and international – and establish caps on all inmate calling rates. Read More »

Al Jazeera America digital journalists vote overwhelmingly to join the NewsGuild of NY

Management contests rights of nine journalists to join union; NewsGuild vows to defend them. Read More »

East Coast mayors blast Verizon: Stop stalling, start building high-speed Internet

In some cities, Verizon ignores legislative and contractual buildout requirements; in others, refuses to build FiOS at all, while letting traditional landline network deteriorate everywhere Read More »

AT&T, federal government partner to expand smart cities

Which cities and specific technologies are still unknown, but modern solutions for safety, lighting, transportation, and parking are expected to be an aspect of the partnership between AT&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More »

Digital Learning Equity Act would close homework gap

The bipartisan bill aims to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources. Read More »

AT&T expands, upgrades U-verse with GigaPower service in ten cities

AT&T’s service with Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second just launched in parts of San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX; Orlando, FL; as well as Gary, Hammond, and Crown Point, IN Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

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