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Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

FCC: Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access. Read More »

Civil rights group: “GAO Report Bolsters Need for Lifeline Broadband Expansion”

A co-chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Media and Telecommunications Task Force explains how a recent GAO report reiterates the need to expand the Lifeline program. Read More »

NLRB Throws Out CNN’s Joint Employer Challenge

The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization. Read More »

T-Mobile Guilty of Illegal Corporate Policies Against US Workers

Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law. Read More »

Civil rights group urges expansion and improvement of Lifeline

“As broadband rapidly replaces voice service as the basic communications tool for our era, the FCC should rapidly update Lifeline to match the times," wrote the LCCHR. Read More »

Expand Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is supporting an upgrade and expansion of the Lifeline program which, she said, "was established in the mid '80s, has been stuck in the mid '80s.” 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 »

Wheeler formally announces Title II drive for broadband

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler took to Wired Magazine to make his long-awaited Net Neutrality announcement, and the FCC released a fact sheet on the subject. Read More »

Republican Internet plans hit interference in Congress

This past week, both the Republican-led House and Senate introduced similar bills designed to head off FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

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