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Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But thereís more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcastís Internet Essentials and AT&Tís commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

CWA, Frontier Communications reach agreement

CWA Districts 9 and 6 reached agreements with Frontier Communications to extend current collective bargaining agreements and add more than 200 new union jobs in California, Texas, and Missouri. Frontier also committed to a 100% U.S.-based workforce. Read More »

Google Express workers seek union

More than 140 warehouse and shipping workers have asked the Teamsters to represent them in negotiations for better wages, safer working conditions, and fairer employment agreements. Read More »

CWA and IBEW leaders announce plan to stay on job, continue fight for fair contract

Verizon refuses to build out FiOS to many underserved communities up and down the East Coast, and has abandoned upkeep of the traditional landline network, leading to extensive service problems for consumers. In these negotiations, the union membersí interest is linked directly to the public interest, since our jobs involve maintaining quality service on traditional landlines and building and servicing Verizonís state of the art FiOS broadband network. Read More »

NY mayors join CWA at bargaining table, tell Verizon stop stalling on FiOS

A group of New York mayors joined CWA in contract negotiations with Verizon, calling on the company to expand its FiOS service to their cities. Read More »

Verizon workers vote strike authorization

Eighty-six percent of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. Their contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday, August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Read More »

AT&T acquires DirecTV

AT&T completed its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. As part of the merger, AT&T committed to increase its all-fiber deployment of 12.5 million customer locations, to offer gigabit service to any E-rate eligible school within the companyís deployment, and to make available a low-priced broadband service for low-income consumers in its wireline footprint. Read More »

NYCís Verizon audit: ďa litany of corporate incompetenceĒ

The audit details Verizon's failure to provide FiOS services and questions why deregulation and competition hasn't delivered the investment and quality as promised. Read More »

Penn. report details struggles of those without Internet at home

One in four Pennsylvania households donít have Internet at home. According to a recent local report, families face many challenges without broadband and modern communications services. Read More »

Comcast is now a broadband company

Comcast has confirmed that it has more broadband subscribers than video subscribers -- 22.5 million and 22.3 million respectively. Read More »

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