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CWA asks FCC to move expeditiously to approve AT&T-DIRECTV merger

In reply comments filed yesterday at the FCC, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) urged the Commission to move forward expeditiously to approve the merger. Read More »

Small cable companies dropping TV in favor of Internet

A growing number of cable providers have found that business is as good or better if they supply simply broadband, and not TV. Read More »

Dems want pay TV and radio to disclose buyers of political ads

Three congressional Democrats asked FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to extend to cable and satellite systems the requirement that their political files be posted on the FCC’s online database. Read More »

“Troubling employment patterns and practices in the technology sector.”

According to the Minority Media and Telecom Council, the abysmal racial employment percentages in today's high-tech industry “closely resemble the statistics of the broadcasting industry in the late 1960’s.” Read More »

CWA says AT&T-DIRECTV merger will advance broadband buildout, help consumers, Workers

"The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs," said CWA today. Read More »

New York State reviews Comcast-Time Warner merger

If Comcast wants New York state to accept its merger with Time Warner, it may have to meet some restrictive concessions. Read More »

Telecom accuses Comcast of blocking video competition

CenturyLink told the FCC that the merger between Comcast and Time Warner "... presents a grave threat to the development of facilities-based video competition throughout the country.” Read More »

Trumka to Wheeler: keep TV sports blackout rule

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging retention of TV's Sports Blackout Rule, which helps fill stadiums and boosts local business. 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 »

Nightmare on Comcast Street

A series of news stories and reports help cement Comcast's reputation as America's least customer-friendly company. Read More »

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