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FCC raises E-rate cap, expanding funding for school and library broadband

The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund’s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations. Read More »

Women continue to leave a hostile tech industry

Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending." Read More »

Verizon Wireless Retail Store Workers Vote for CWA in Union Representation Election

In Everett, Massachusetts, Verizon Wireless store workers voted for bargaining rights and representation by the Communications Workers of America. Read More »

Cablevision and CEO James Dolan Found Guilty of Multiple Violations of Federal Labor Law

A Federal Administrative Law Judge ruled late Thursday that Cablevision and its CEO James Dolan had broken multiple labor laws in an attempt to stop workers in Brooklyn and the Bronx from unionizing. Read More »

Overall, high-tech women report lower earnings, less job satisfaction

According to a new report from Glassdoor, a women’s hiring website, “At most of these [high-tech] companies, men report earning a higher base salary than women for the same role..." Read More »

The Lifeline Program just had a great week

Michael Scurato of the National Hispanic Media Coalition posted the following much-needed blog on the updating of the Lifeline program. Read More »

In some cities, many go without Internet entirely

A new analysis found that in some cities as many as 40 percent of all households have no Internet. And the median – among 176 cities sampled – is over 20 percent without Internet. Read More »

Amazon “another lack-of-diversity-in-tech story”

"Tellingly just 4 percent of U.S. Amazon managers are black, although 15 percent of the U.S. Amazon workforce is black,” wrote Tech Crunch. Read More »

Digital divide worsens inequality

Although many factors go into the digital divide, it appears that the high price of U.S. broadband relegates low-income urban families to the wrong side of the tracks. Read More »

Miami libraries struggle to provide Internet access

Students without home Internet flood the branches – especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment. Read More »

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