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New CWA Website Exposes Sprint Misinformation

The Communications Workers of America has launched Eye on Sprint, a website that puts Sprint's finances, technology, business, and employment practices under a magnifying glass. It exposes Sprint's self-interest in its attacks on the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

Opinion: Blocking the AT&T and T-Mobile merger cripples job growth

Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is contrary to getting Americans back to work, writes Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation. Read More »

T-Mobile’s Value Shaky Without AT&T Sale

With AT&T's bid challenged by the U.S. Department of Justice, T-Mobile continues to lose value. As the fourth-largest wireless carrier, T-Mobile faces increased competition from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Nextel, all of whom continue to add 4G capacity. Read More »

The Real Competition For Wireless

According to Nathan Newman, telecommunications policy analyst and blogger at, the real fight for wireless business isn't between carriers, but between carriers and providers of free apps and services. Read More »

AT&T Will Return 5,000 Jobs to U.S. on Completion of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

AT&T has announced that it will bring back a net 5,000 quality wireless jobs to the United States following the completion of its merger with T-Mobile USA. The merger will also accelerate the buildout of high-speed wireless broadband to 97 percent of the nation, enabling an additional 55 million people, especially in rural and underserved areas, to share in the benefits of Internet technology. Read More »

Study: 4G Build Out Could Help Expand Economy

Could 4G be a tonic for a slumping U.S. economy? It won't be a cure-all, but might be a bracing source of major investment, says a new study from the giant consulting firm, Deloitte. "Investment in 4G mobile broadband networks," said Deloitte, "can fuel U.S. performance in the global race to exploit the potential of this advanced infrastructure..." Read More »

Broadband A Key To Job Searches

A recent study from the Washington-based Phoenix Center, confirmed that not only are Internet users less likely to drop out of the work force, but those who use broadband are even more likely to be employed or engaged in searching for work. Specifically, "broadband Internet users — whether at home or at shared public facilities — are about half as likely to give up job searches because of discouragement than those who do not use the Internet." Read More »

Sprint’s Gambit

Why exactly is Sprint seeking to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger? The benefits to Sprint are obscure and possibly self-defeating, writes Washington telecom attorney Jonathan Lee in this blog post on Telecomsense. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: The Best Chance for Job Security for T-Mobile Workers

If you repeat a made-up falsehood over and over again, will reasonable people start to believe it? That's what the critics of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger are hoping. They've manufactured a fact, claiming that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger will lead to 20,000 layoffs of T-Mobile workers. The problem is: they are just plain wrong. Read More »

Verizon Strike Causing Service Backups, Customer Complaints

According to The New York Times, "customers of its landline telephone, Internet and cable television service are reporting significant delays getting current lines repaired and new ones installed." In addition, Verizon officials "decided not to take any new orders for the first two weeks of the strike so they could focus on serving their current customers." Read More »

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