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PA Public Utility Commission announces hearings into Verizon’s systemic neglect

Verizon’s statewide negligence results in broken poles, sagging cables, ungrounded conduit, and abandoned equipment. The PUC has received thousands of complaints of inadequate service. Read More »

New reports detail Verizon’s financial, policy manipulation in New York

Verizon manipulated its financial accounting to appear unprofitable to regulators, and then used that manipulation to achieve policy goals that benefit the company instead of consumers. Read More »

FCC moves to open up the set-top box market

The FCC has initiated a rulemaking designed to give consumers alternatives to the cable and satellite companies’ set-top box. That’s a good thing. But the devil is in the details, and the debate is shaping up to be a battle between corporate titans. Read More »

CWA voices support for Lifeline modernization

“The FCC has a responsibility to help low-income households overcome the economic barriers to modern telecommunications services to promote the full social and economic participation of all Americans,” President Shelton wrote in the letter. Read More »

New York’s “pay phone” of the future is here

Links allow users to make domestic calls, connect to gigabit wireless Internet service, view city maps, and contact emergency services. Read More »

80 House members: update Lifeline for broadband!

“In order to fulfill its purpose of meeting the changing needs of low-income Americans, the FCC should update the program to reflect the increasing importance of the Internet,” the letter says. Read More »

NY Department of Public Service, NYC, CWA wary of Altice-Cablevision deal

“Without the proper demonstration that the debt associated with the deal will not interfere with the reinvestment of synergy savings in their New York operations,” the NY DPS comments read, “the proposed transaction must be rejected." Read More »

CWA, civil rights coalition urge FCC to continue prison phone reform

The FCC must continue reforming inmate calling services to ensure rates are just, reasonable, and fair. Read More »

FCC Broadband Report: 34 million Americans lack broadband access

The report found that there continues to be a significant urban-rural digital divide. While only four percent of urban Americans lack access to broadband with 25/3 Mbps speeds, 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas lack broadband access. In rural Tribal Lands, the statistic is even worse: 68 percent of residents lack access. Read More »

AT&T may expand fiber build beyond 14 million FTTP sites

The company sees new opportunities to bundle broadband with video service now that AT&T has integrated DirecTV. Read More »

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