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Disabled Can Increase Employment Opportunities With Assistive Technology

Among the people who benefit most from innovative online technologies are the disabled. The profoundly deaf can communicate as easily by email as the general population. People with mobility problems can without difficulty conference via Skype or other video service. But according to one estimate, only half of people with disabilities have adopted broadband. Read More »

Most Wired Hospitals Survey Shows Increased use of IT

The number of hospitals implementing intensive computerized record keeping and management has increased significantly in the last year. Health and Hospitals Network rates hospitals "based on progress in adoption, implementation and use of information technology." Most Wired Hospitals have moved further than hospitals overall toward computerization. Read More »

Will Limited Bandwidth Capacity Raise The Costs of Streaming?

The news last week was about the sharp rise in Netflix fees. What was $7.99 a month for DVDs and streaming is about to double to $15.99. But, cautions The Wall Street Journal, Netflix and its competitors are apt to raise consumer costs well beyond simple fee hikes. Read More »

Unions Representing Millions World-Wide File Complaint Against T-Mobile USA

The two largest labor organizations in the world stood together to denounce T-Mobile USA’s practice of forcing managers to threaten and intimidate employees in America seeking the opportunity to vote on joining the Communications Workers of America. Read More »

Analysts, Policy Makers Support ATT/T-Mobile Merger

Given the stark difference between a merger with Sprint and a merger with AT&T, the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger is generating a broad and growing range of support from policymakers and analysts. Read More »

Pro-Labor Progressives Should Support The AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

Why should progressives care about the proposed merger of AT&T with T-Mobile? Because AT&T is the ONLY unionized wireless company in the country and the merger would ensure that 20,000+ T-Mobile workers would have the chance to join the 43,000 currently unionized AT&T Mobility employees with decent wages and legal protections on the job. Read More »

California Public Utilities Commission Votes to Launch Investigation of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently considered whether it would be necessary to launch a fact-finding investigation into the proposed merger between AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. The Commission voted three to two in favor of launching an investigation, and will submit its findings to the FCC as part of that agency's review of the merger. Read More »

Why Millions of Americans Support the AT&T/T­Mobile Merger

From the entirety of the United States Labor Movement to a broad range of individuals and constituent organizations representing tens of millions of Americans, the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile presents a real chance to strengthen workers' voices and provide new access to next generation technology. Read More »

CWA: AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Will Create as Many as 96,000 Quality Jobs

The merger of AT&T and T-Mobile will create as many as 96,000 new, quality jobs, accelerate broadband build out, and improve wireless communications and innovation, the Communications Workers of America said today in a filing submitted to the Federal Communications Commission. Read More »

Expert Opinion: A Stand-Alone T-Mobile Isn’t an Option for the Future.

Let's start with the facts. A stand-alone T-Mobile is not an option for the future. German parent company Deutsche Telekom had announced that it was seeking a deal and had considered a speculative offer, Sprint and AT&T for the sale. Read More »

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