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Philadelphia City Council holds hearings on Verizon’s FiOS build-out failure

Verizon was supposed to deliver FiOS access to everyone in Philadelphia in exchange for a city-wide franchise agreement – a deal similar to the one Verizon made in New York, where it also broke its promise to build out its all-fiber service. Read More »

Google’s fiber buildout: “more bark than bite”

Google is in just four markets with well less than 100,000 customers and the incumbent telecom companies are outpacing Google’s buildout. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Lawmakers threaten Lifeline program

Republican lawmakers want to deny subsidies to eligible participants, undoing recent progress made to the Lifeline program and maintaining the digital divide. Read More »

FCC unveils broadband “nutrition labels”

Transparency will incent companies to compete with one another for informed customers by providing the best service at the best price. Read More »

Windstream launches gigabit service in four new markets

The launch will serve about 35,000 residential and small business customers in those markets. Read More »

Studies show Internet speeds, use increase

The United States ranked 16th globally for average broadband speed with 14.2 Mbps., and Internet use increased rapidly among African Americans, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives. Read More »

CWA: FCC Action to Modernize Lifeline is First Step to Closing the Digital Divide

“This subsidy is an important step toward ensuring that all Americans can share in the benefits that broadband access provides,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. Read More »

Netflix slows down customers’ video without permission for more than five years

Somehow Netflix -- a vocal advocate of full transparency on the Internet -- thinks it doesn’t have to follow those same rules. Read More »

FCC receives more than 22,000 petitions supporting Lifeline modernization

Five public interest and labor organizations -- the Communications Workers of America, Public Knowledge, the Center for Media Justice/MAG-Net, and Color of Change -- delivered the petitions to the FCC. Read More »

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