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Telecom trade group challenges new net neutrality rules

Trade group U.S. Telecom this week filed a federal court petition for a review of the new net neutrality rules. Read More »

Buried FTC report found Google altered search results

The Wall Street Journal was mistakenly sent a 2012 FTC report that concluded that Google was indeed, as suspected, altering search results. 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Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law.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 »

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 »

FCC Releases Open Internet Rules

This week the FCC released the full 400 page Report And Order detailing the new Open Internet rules. Read More »

CWA, NAACP Challenge DISH Abuse of FCC Small and Minority Business Rules

CWA and the NAACP are challenging DISH Network’s manipulation of the FCC’s “small and minority-owned business rules” that enabled DISH to grab $3.25 billion from the FCC spectrum auction. 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 »

CWA and IBEW settle strike at FairPoint Communications

After months on the picket lines, New England CWA and IBEW workers will vote on a new Fairpoint contract. 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 »

Apple’s mixed labor record

Recently, Apple released its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it reveals a major problem with coerced or 'bonded' labor. Read More »

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