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Big win for DirecTV workers in California and Nevada

More than 2,000 DirecTV technicians, warehouse and administrative workers in California and Nevada now have a CWA voice. Read More »

20 Senators urge Verizon to settle fair contract with unions

“We urge you to act as a responsible corporate citizen, and negotiate a fair contract with the employees who make your company’s success possible,” the letter concludes. “We look forward to a prompt and fair resolution of these issues.” Read More »

FCC requires 90 days advance notice before copper retirement

According to the Federal Register notice, the rules are designed “to provide interconnecting entities adequate time to prepare their networks for the planned copper retirements and to ensure that consumers are able to make informed choices.” Read More »

NY regulators launch investigation into Verizon’s copper network

“The service quality for these customers is just not meeting our service standards for the state,” said PSC Chairwoman Audrey Zibelman. “We have an obligation to make sure their needs are being met.” Read More »

3.1 million new broadband subscriptions, pay-TV continues decline in 2015

Total number of broadband subscriptions is now more than 90 million, with top cable companies having about 55.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having 35.1 million subscribers. Read More »

DirecTV call center workers join CWA

The experience of these DirecTV employees demonstrates what happens -- even in the Deep South -- when employers allow workers to make a free choice about union representation. Read More »

Verizon leaves NY seniors without service

When asked by News 7 what he feared about lacking a landline connection, Martin Towey, who has Parkinson’s disease and lives alone, responded: “That I’m on the floor and can’t get up, I can’t call a doctor. It’s ridiculous.” Read More »

Obama administration announces ConnectALL initiative

“Connectivity is a path to greater opportunity,” the initiative’s announcement read. “In today’s world, broadband and fluency with technology fuel economic growth, provide access to the world’s knowledge, promote skill development, and build stronger and more connected communities.” Read More »

Fiber fight in Louisville: it’s about safety, fairness as much as competition

The legal battle between AT&T and the city of Louisville is gaining national attention, but important facts of the case are often lost in speculation over corporate giants’ maneuvering. A hard look at those facts reveals an attempt by the city to unfairly undermine companies’ property rights, hard-negotiated contracts, regulatory authority, and public safety. Read More »

FCC takes next step for digital equality

We’re almost there! The FCC this week released a draft order to update the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

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