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For Bay Area non-rich, high tech raises home costs, lowers wages

In high-tech San Francisco low-income people are being forced out as housing costs rise at 20 percent a year and the average 2013 monthly rent was $3,396. Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

Tech’s richest companies underpaying black, Hispanic workers

A new report from Working Partnerships USA shows that Silicon Valley's wealthy tech industry depends on low-paid Black and Hispanic workers for its essential menial work. Read More »

AT&T GigaPower expanding into Silicon Valley

AT&T will be building out 1 Gbps GigaPower U-verse access in Cupertino, California – the hometown of Apple and next door to Google. Read More »

Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. Read More »

California group critiques Comcast’s low-income service

Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group. Read More »

Time Warner Cable sues LA for pursuing back fees

Time Warner Cable refused to pay an outstanding $10 million franchise bill to the city of Los Angeles, and then recently countersued LA claiming that instead the city should refund TW subscribers. Read More »

Silicon Valley class action suit may net workers token damages

Apple, Google and other defendants in a Silicon Valley, wage-fixing, class action lawsuit offered workers one-tenth of the lost wages as a settlement bid. But not all the workers are pleased. Read More »

Comcast usually gets its way with states and cities

"From New York to Illinois, Comcast... has maintained a powerful, experienced army of local lobbyists and trade groups," Politico said recently. Read More »

Multistate AG taskforce looking at Comcast-Time Warner merger

A multistate taskforce, plus several individual states, are joining the DOJ and the FCC in reviewing Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner. Read More »

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