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Handful of telecoms, cable companies dominate broadband

The dominant broadband providers account for 86.6 million subscribers – the top cable companies with over 51.2 million, and the top telephone companies with over 35 million. Read More »

FCC Opens Further Rulemaking on IP Transition

This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s $1.5 billion E-rate expansion

“The Communications Workers of America supports FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to raise the cap on E-Rate funding." Read More »

New York to get citywide high-speed Wi-Fi

New York City wants to replace public pay phones with a network of high-speed, multi-purpose Wi-Fi kiosks called Links. Read More »

Responding to possible Title II broadband rules, AT&T puts fiber build on hold

When President Obama called for reclassification of broadband as a Title II service, AT&T said it would delay building out its GigaPower U-verse service. Read More »

78 percent of Americans have access to high-speed broadband

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reaffirms that although 78.1 percent of Americans have access to high-speed Internet, many are still left out. Read More »

The Lifeline Program just had a great week

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program. Read More »

New international high-tech tariff agreement threatens jobs

A new U.S.-China agreement to further reduce tariffs would act as a tax on U.S. products overseas, and would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, says one economist. Read More »

Statement concerning President Obama’s statement yesterday on net neutrality

In response to President Obama's remarks on net neutrality, CWA issued the following comment. Read More »

Pres. Obama calls for Title II reclassification to protect an open Internet

Today President Barack Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong rules to protect an open Internet by reclassifying consumer broadband services under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. Read More »

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