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FCC Commissioner Clyburn touts Lifeline program

Recently, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn wrote in the FCC blog, "“Since 1985, Lifeline has offered a discount on phone service to low-income consumer." Read More »

Telecoms top investors in U.S. economy

According to a new report from the Progressive Policy Institute, AT&T and Verizon are ranked one and two among private companies in domestic capital spending. Read More »

Syracuse Council wants Verizon FiOS talks

The Syracuse Common Council passed a resolution August 26, calling on “... Verizon Communications... to build its all-fiber FiOS network throughout the city.” Read More »

CWA urges FCC to raise broadband speed definition

In filed comments, CWA backed the FCC’s proposal to raise the current broadband definition from 4 Mbps down/1 Mbps up to 10 Mbps down/1.5 Mbps up. Read More »

AT&T St. Louis GigaPower move part of rise in broadband speeds

AT&T is challenging dominant cable operator Charter for high-speed broadband service in the St. Louis area, mirroring similar broadband competition elsewhere. Read More »

Broadband goals according to Wheeler

FCC Chair Tom Wheeler recently said, "... meaningful competition for high-speed wired broadband is lacking and Americans need more competitive choices for faster and better Internet connections." Read More »

New York State reviews Comcast-Time Warner merger

If Comcast wants New York state to accept its merger with Time Warner, it may have to meet some restrictive concessions. Read More »

Call for a new regulatory regime based on consumer needs

Rick Boucher of the Internet Innovation Alliance wrote, “Regulators should seek a more strategic relationship with service providers that focuses on the core consumer values yet remains responsive to consumer behavior. Read More »

Telecom accuses Comcast of blocking video competition

CenturyLink told the FCC that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner "... presents a grave threat to the development of facilities-based video competition throughout the country.” Read More »

Trumka to Wheeler: keep TV sports blackout rule

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging retention of TV's Sports Blackout Rule, which helps fill stadiums and boosts local business. Read More »

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