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Amazon “another lack-of-diversity-in-tech story”

"Tellingly just 4 percent of U.S. Amazon managers are black, although 15 percent of the U.S. Amazon workforce is black,” wrote Tech Crunch. Read More »

For Bay Area non-rich, high tech raises home costs, lowers wages

In high-tech San Francisco low-income people are being forced out as housing costs rise at 20 percent a year and the average 2013 monthly rent was $3,396. Read More »

Digital divide worsens inequality

Although many factors go into the digital divide, it appears that the high price of U.S. broadband relegates low-income urban families to the wrong side of the tracks. Read More »

Miami libraries struggle to provide Internet access

Students without home Internet flood the branches – especially in low-income areas of the metro. And frequently have to wait or receive outdated and inadequate computer equipment. Read More »

Millions of comments on net neutrality now available from FCC

The FCC has taken the four million comments on the net neutrality issue and made these comments available to the public in searchable electronic format. Read More »

Coalition lauds FCC action on inmate calling rates

A coalition of civil rights, media justice, and labor groups applaud the FCC for further action on unfair prison phone rates. Read More »

Mobile grows, but the Internet gap persists

A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home." Read More »

New York City Council sides with labor against Cablevision

Cablevision alternately threatened and bribed New York workers to vote against joining CWA. As a result, the New York City Council is asking the city to “proceed with extreme caution” before awarding any contract to Cablevision. Read More »

FCC members support open Internet rules for mobile

Recently FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn asked, “What is the impact on a consumer whose mobile broadband may be her only access to broadband? Read More »

Wheeler and Clyburn call for reasonable inmate calling charges

FCC Chair Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn issued a joint statement calling for further reform of inmate calling costs and practices. Read More »

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