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Cable price rise is less where competition exists

According to a new FCC report on cable charges, "The price per channel is 14.7 percent lower in effective competition communities than in communities without a finding of effective competition... ” Read More »

The more Internet speed, the fewer choices among ISPs

A new Commerce Department report found that the faster the Internet service, the less chance of competition -- and a greater chance of higher prices. Read More »

Comcast sued for turning home routers into public Wi-Fi

A California duo are at the center of a federal class-action suit against Comcast for using their home router as a public hotspot, thereby “exploiting them for profit. ” 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 »

Bad service, 911 outages prompt Vermont investigation into FairPoint

Following months of service complaints and a massive phone outage, Vermont is asking for an investigation into telecom FairPoint Communications. 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 »

FCC Opens Further Rulemaking on IP Transition

This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks. Read More »

New international high-tech tariff agreement threatens jobs

A new U.S.-China agreement to further reduce tariffs would act as a tax on U.S. products overseas, and would cost hundreds of thousands of jobs, says one economist. Read More »

Statement concerning President Obama’s statement yesterday on net neutrality

In response to President Obama's remarks on net neutrality, CWA issued the following comment. Read More »

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