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Windstream’s tax break is just not REIT

Telecom Windstream is using a recent and little-known IRS ruling to shelter its infrastructure in a real estate investment trust, avoiding hundreds of millions in taxes. Read More »

Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. Read More »

New survey finds libraries increasingly provide free access to online tech

The new Digital Inclusion Survey is a “national survey of public libraries that explored the digital inclusion roles of public libraries.” Read More »

Wheeler warns Verizon CEO over wireless throttling

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wrote to the CEO of Verizon, saying network management "is not a loophole designed to enhance your revenue streams." Read More »

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 »

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