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NY Department of Public Service, NYC, CWA wary of Altice-Cablevision deal

“Without the proper demonstration that the debt associated with the deal will not interfere with the reinvestment of synergy savings in their New York operations,” the NY DPS comments read, “the proposed transaction must be rejected." Read More »

AT&T may expand fiber build beyond 14 million FTTP sites

The company sees new opportunities to bundle broadband with video service now that AT&T has integrated DirecTV. Read More »

Sen. Schumer urges Verizon to rehire unjustly fired Verizon Wireless worker

Call comes after Feds serve Verizon with a labor complaint for attempting to silence Brooklyn workers, who are the first retail workers to form a union in Verizon Wireless and are seeking a fair contract Read More »

CWA testifies against Altice-Cablevision deal at NY hearings

Customers, advocates, and workers testified against the Altice-Cablevision deal at NY PSC hearings in the Hudson Valley and the Bronx, voicing their concerns about how European cable company Altice's move to buy Cablevision would negatively affect jobs and customer service. Read More »

FCC asked to investigate T-Mobile’s deceptive business practices

Pressure is growing on regulators to address T-Mobile’s misleading and fraudulent business practices. Read More »

New York State approves Charter, Time Warner deal with conditions

The NY PSC approves the deal -- as long as Charter agrees to service and investment conditions. Read More »

T-Mobile loses its dust-up with digital rights advocate EFF

T-Mobile CEO John Legere apologized to the EFF, but the company has yet to recognize EFF’s concerns or implement EFF’s recommendations for the Binge On program. Read More »

T-Mobile parent company faces pressure from investors over anti-worker policies

German lawmakers and company investors are calling on Deutsche Telekom to ensure that T-Mobile respects workers’ rights. Read More »

Altice-Cablevision deal hits bumps

New York city officials -- and Wall Street investors -- are raising serious questions about the proposed purchase of New York-based Cablevision by Amsterdam-based Altice. Read More »

Top telecom stories of 2015

This year was a big one for telecommunications news. Here’s our list of the top stories -- events that we believe will have lasting impact in promoting our goals of affordable, high-speed broadband for all Americans and good jobs for workers in the telecom industry. Read More »

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