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California group critiques Comcast’s low-income service

Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group. Read More »

NAACP, CWA Call for ‘Strong, Legally Enforceable Rules’ on Open Internet

In comments submitted to the FCC today, CWA and the NAACP said that the commission’s open Internet rule must be “consistent with the need to promote job-creating investment and closing the digital divide.” Read More »

FCC votes to require captioning on more Internet videos

All five FCC commissioners voted today to require closed captioning in all online video that was previously captioned on television. Read More »

Silicon Valley persists in lack of diversity, write Democrats

Three Democratic U.S. representatives from California published an op-ed in the San Jose Mercury News, to take the tech industry to task for its continually low employment rates of women and ethnic minorities. Read More »

Will Comcast’s free hotspots cost subscribers?

According to Speedify, Comcast’s use of individual and business routers to provide hotspots is costing subscribers money in increased power charges. Read More »

CWA backs FTC on T-Mobile multimillion dollar fraud

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) applied for a court order to stop T-Mobile from billing subscribers hundreds of millions of dollars for unwanted spam text messages -- a practice known in the industry as “cramming.” Read More »

CWA petitions NY state to investigate telecommunications

This week, District 1 of the Communications Workers of America filed a petition to the New York State Public Service Commission requesting a formal investigation of the state of the telecommunications industry. Read More »

Comcast expanding Wi-Fi hotspots using home routers

Comcast is blanketing the country with Wi-Fi transmitters situated within home routers, which creates hotspots free to any passing Comcast subscriber. Read More »

Verizon still stalling on FiOS, says NY City

Verizon is about to miss its June, 2014 deadline for wiring all of New York City for FiOS, and it's refusing to furnish the city with maps that chart "the street-by-street progress of its fiber network." Read More »

It’s official, Comcast and TW are America’s least wanted

In a new, comprehensive survey by the American Customer Satisfaction Index, Comcast and Time Warner were named as America's most hated companies. Read More »

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