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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 Councilís 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 thereís more to do.

Private sector initiatives like Comcastís Internet Essentials and AT&Tís 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 »

Consumer spending on digital content will continue increasing

A new report projects consumer spending on broadband and digital content to top more than $220 billion by the end of this year. Read More »

Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

NLRB Throws Out CNNís Joint Employer Challenge

The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization. Read More »

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