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Broad Support for USF Overhaul Proposal

Major stakeholders lined up behind a major overhaul of the Universal Service Fund (USF), so that it would include funding for broadband, at a House subcommittee hearing on September 16. Read More »

Why Conditions are Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Will the Comcast-NBCU merger mark the beginning of the end for online video? Cardozo Law School Professor Susan Crawford thinks so. Read More »

Public Interest and Civil Rights Groups Support FCC’s Call for Comments on Managed Services

An array of Labor and civil rights groups have announced their support for the FCC's call for public comment on the regulation of managed services and mobile broadband. These groups join the Communications Workers of America who commended the FCC's decision earlier this month. Read More »

Online Video Protections Needed in Comcast-NBCU Merger

Online video rights have emerged as a focal point in the Department of Justice's review of the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger. Read More »

CWAers to Build Broadband ‘Anchor Network’ in California

CWA Local 9400 will gain new jobs and new members thanks to a broadband grant awarded to a union company in California. Read More »

Why Bandwidth Matters

The United States' position in the global economy is dependent on our commitment to improving our broadband infrastructure and increasing bandwidth. Read More »

CWA Support for Strenghtening E-Rate Program

The FCC is currently reviewing ways to strengthen the E-rate program, a highly successful program that provides subsidies to schools and libraries for Internet connectivity. In this era of state and local budget crises, it is more important than ever to maintain and expand this program as a critical component of the FCC's National Broadband Plan to provide a gigabyte of connectivity to every community anchor institution. Read More »

European Regulators Look into Google’s Search Practices

Google's dominance in the Internet search market has raised questions about its fair search practices and the potential to abuse its market power. Read More »

CWA Says Congress Must Act Now to Affirm FCC Authority to Protect Internet Consumers

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has filed comments in response to the FCC’s Title I/Title II Notice of Inquiry to “identify the legal approach that will best support its efforts to ensure universal access to affordable, high-quality broadband services.” Read More »

Skepticism of Comcast-NBCU Merger Dominates FCC Hearing

A sweeping chorus of voices came out in opposition to the proposed Comcast-NBCU merger at an FCC field hearing in Chicago on July 13. Read More »

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