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LA Times Supports Stronger Regulation for NBCU/Comcast Merger

With the negotiations for the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal coming closer to a formal decision, the LA Times urged federal regulators to ensure conditions are placed on the deal to keep the TV services market competitive. Read More »

Broadband Critical to Economic Growth in America

The recession has hit Americans hard over the past year. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, and higher for Hispanics and African Americans, much still needs to be done to revitalize the economy and bridge the employment gap. Read More »

CWA: FCC Vote Moves U.S. Forward on Broadband

The Communications Workers of America applauds the decision by the Federal Communications Commission approving Chairman Genachowski's initiative to adopt open Internet rules and create the stable conditions necessary for critical investment and quality job creation in broadband networks. Read More »

John Kerry Joins Growing Challenge to Comcast-NBCU Merger

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, urged the FCC to ensure that consumers are protected as it reviews the Comcast-NBCU merger deal. Sen. Kerry's letter joins the voices of other legislators, consumer advocacy groups, and public interest organizations, who have similarly called for conditions to be placed on the new company. Read More »

CWA and Speed Matters release 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in All 50 States

On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States. Read More »

Sen. Rockefeller Joins Group Calling for Conditions on a Comcast-NBCU Deal

The growing scrutiny of the Comcast-NBCU merger has prompted many politicians to speak out against the potentially harmful union. Senator Jay Rockefeller joined fellow congressmen, including Rep. Henry Waxman and Sen. John Kerry, and a host of outspoken organizations by voicing his strong support for consumer protections and fair competition. Read More »

Waxman, Markey, Sanders Urge the FCC to Impose Strong Conditions on Comcast-NBCU Merger

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, Representative Ed Markey and Senator Bernie Sanders recommended that the FCC place conditions on the new company if the merger is approved. Read More »

New York Times Challenges NBCU-Comcast Merger

In an editorial published this week, the New York Times joined a growing number of voices raising concerns about the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger, arguing that it would be disastrous for consumers. According to the Times, the new entity would have none of the constraints faced by other cable networks and would have carte blanche to edge out competitors. Read More »

Do-Not-Track Hearing Tests Water for Consumer Protection Legislation

The House Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection convened on December 2nd to discuss possible "Do-Not-Track" legislation for the Internet. Read More »

More Public Interest Groups support Chairman Genachowski’s Open Internet Proposal

Earlier today we published statements of support for Chairman Genachowski's open internet proposal from a variety of public interest groups. Well, the support keeps coming. Read More »

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