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AT&T launches $10 broadband service to low-income households

AT&T’s new discounted program is good for the millions of low-income households in their 21-state wireline footprint. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Verizon strike gains strength, support from presidential candidates and elected officials

Verizon workers are striking for more than a fair contract; they’re fighting to protect middle class jobs. Read More »

Lawmakers threaten Lifeline program

Republican lawmakers want to deny subsidies to eligible participants, undoing recent progress made to the Lifeline program and maintaining the digital divide. Read More »

Windstream launches gigabit service in four new markets

The launch will serve about 35,000 residential and small business customers in those markets. Read More »

Studies show Internet speeds, use increase

The United States ranked 16th globally for average broadband speed with 14.2 Mbps., and Internet use increased rapidly among African Americans, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives. Read More »

CWA: FCC Action to Modernize Lifeline is First Step to Closing the Digital Divide

“This subsidy is an important step toward ensuring that all Americans can share in the benefits that broadband access provides,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. Read More »

FCC receives more than 22,000 petitions supporting Lifeline modernization

Five public interest and labor organizations -- the Communications Workers of America, Public Knowledge, the Center for Media Justice/MAG-Net, and Color of Change -- delivered the petitions to the FCC. Read More »

3.1 million new broadband subscriptions, pay-TV continues decline in 2015

Total number of broadband subscriptions is now more than 90 million, with top cable companies having about 55.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having 35.1 million subscribers. Read More »

Verizon leaves NY seniors without service

When asked by News 7 what he feared about lacking a landline connection, Martin Towey, who has Parkinson’s disease and lives alone, responded: “That I’m on the floor and can’t get up, I can’t call a doctor. It’s ridiculous.” Read More »

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