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East Coast mayors blast Verizon: Stop stalling, start building high-speed Internet

In some cities, Verizon ignores legislative and contractual buildout requirements; in others, refuses to build FiOS at all, while letting traditional landline network deteriorate everywhere Read More »

AT&T, federal government partner to expand smart cities

Which cities and specific technologies are still unknown, but modern solutions for safety, lighting, transportation, and parking are expected to be an aspect of the partnership between AT&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

Media ownership experts: FCC must strengthen media ownership rules

Even as the country grows more diverse, women and people of color are excluded from positions of control in the industry. Read More »

White House releases plans to deliver broadband opportunity

In response to the Broadband Opportunity Council’s recommendations, the White House released a list of actions the federal government will implement over the next 18 months to expand broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

Internet companies increase low-cost broadband programs. But there’s more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcast’s Internet Essentials and AT&T’s commitment to offer affordable options are steps in the right direction to reduce the economic barriers to broadband access. But less than half of households in the lowest-income quintile have Internet at home. Read More »

Common Sense Media: Broadband expansion improves economy, education, health

An independent, nonpartisan organization that aims to make kids and education America's top priority released a policy brief on the many benefits of high-speed Internet access. Read More »

CWA praises FCC for moving Lifeline update forward

The union praised the outcome of an FCC vote, which moves forward the rule-changing process to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

CWA to White House Broadband Opportunity Council: No favoritism to labor law violators like T-Mobile

CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers. Read More »

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