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Google explores bringing fiber service to three new cities

Google is exploring the possibility of bringing its Google Fiber service to Irvine, CA.; Louisville, KY.; and San Diego, CA. Read More »

California Public Utilities Commission to examine Verizon, AT&T landline networks

Citing instances of substandard service quality, the CPUC voted to examine the condition of AT&T and Verizon copper networks in the state. Read More »

FCC approves Frontier acquisition of Verizon wireline assets in California, Florida, and Texas

The FCC found that the transfer of ownership was likely to benefit the public interest through increased investment in local networks and broadband services, and therefore imposed no conditions on the sale. Read More »

Frontier commits to “aggressive” broadband buildout

The company plans to bring high-speed Internet to 750,000 additional households over the next five years, an expansion that would increase Frontier’s broadband deployment by more than 50 percent. Read More »

CWA, Frontier Communications reach agreement

CWA Districts 9 and 6 reached agreements with Frontier Communications to extend current collective bargaining agreements and add more than 200 new union jobs in California, Texas, and Missouri. Frontier also committed to a 100% U.S.-based workforce. Read More »

Silicon Valley diversity lags behind the rest of the telecom industry

Despite claiming a commitment to diversity, the tech sector continues to be less diverse than other sectors of the telecommunications industry, such as wireline and wireless communications. Read More »

AT&T, Comcast expand gigabit Internet services

AT&T and Comcast are launching gigabit services in cities across the country. Read More »

Silicon Valley Rising

Silicon Valley Rising is a new California coalition of labor and community groups that aims to “raise wages, create affordable housing and build a tech economy that works for everyone.” Read More »

Facebook drivers vote union, get wage raise, benefits

Last week, Silicon Valley Facebook drivers approved a contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, raising wages and adding vacation, sick leave and family healthcare. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

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