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Detroit, like other communities, needs fast, reliable broadband service

In an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press, Jamal Simmons urges passage of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

FCC Chairman: The U.S. broadband economy is strong and growing

The Internet is the bright spot in the U.S. economy, said Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski. Read More »

The Faster The Richer, Says New Report

A new report found that doubling broadband speed adds an average $126 billion, or one-seventh the average growth rate. Read More »

Democrats Continue To Pressure Administration On AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

U.S. Representative Heath Shuler and 14 House colleagues urged the Obama administration to approve the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

Competition Policy Expert: Blocking AT&T/T-Mobile Merger hurts job creation

David Balto, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a leading expert on competition policy, penned an op-ed for The Hill's Congress Blog arguing that the Department of Justice's lawsuit against the AT&T/T-Mobile merger impedes job creation. Read More »

U.S. Needs AT&T/T-Mobile Merger, Says Larry Cohen on C-Span

Appearing on C-Span's The Communicators series, CWA President Larry Cohen reiterated the reasons the union supports the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger: that AT&T would repatriate offshored jobs and would benefit the parts of the country underserved by broadband networks. Read More »

AT&T Rolls Out LTE Connections In Five U.S. Cities

AT&T launched its latest mobile broadband speed upgrade in five select cities around the country. Read More »

The White House Makes A Digital Promise

The White House and the Department of Education announced recently the creation of the Digital Promise center to promote technology in the nation's classrooms. Read More »

Blocking AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Could Hurt Democrats, Says CWA President Cohen

CWA President Larry Cohen warned the Obama administration and the Democratic Party that the Justice Department's suit blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger could have negative consequences for workers and politically. AT&T is promising job growth when the merger goes through — something a stand-alone T-Mobile can't accomplish. Read More »

T-Mobile Call Center Takes Public Subsidies, Then Dumps Workers

T-Mobile has been shedding workers from a central Maine call center, even though the company had accepted millions of tax dollars to create jobs in the state. Keri Evinson, executive vice-president of Local 1400 of the Communications Workers of America, told Maine public broadcasting, that T-Mobile should either deliver the 900 jobs they've promised, or return their public subsidies. Read More »

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