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Broadband is Critical to Tennessee’s Economic Growth

A new report by Connected Tennessee, a branch of Connected Nation and Speed Matters partner, reveals that high-speed Internet connections are increasingly critical to business growth across the state. Read More »

Why Millions of Americans Support the AT&T/T­Mobile Merger

From the entirety of the United States Labor Movement to a broad range of individuals and constituent organizations representing tens of millions of Americans, the proposed AT&T merger with T-Mobile presents a real chance to strengthen workers' voices and provide new access to next generation technology. Read More »

SEIU and Mine Workers Add Support For AT&T And T-Mobile Merger

The planned merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received a wave of support from labor organizations across the country. The SEIU and United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) headline a list of national labor organizations backing the merger, which would provide more than 20,000 T-Mobile employees the opportunity to select union representation free from management interference. Read More »

For North Carolina Residents, Broadband Connections Mean Business

Broadband access is a proven catalyst for economic growth, according to a new study by e-North Carolina and the Strategic Networks Group. Read More »

FCC Chairman Emphasizes Broadband Key to Small Business Success

In a speech at the Cybersecurity and Small Business Roundtable, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski outlined the significant economic impact of an extensive and robust broadband network on small business. Read More »

Broadband Connections Bring Businesses $200K More Annually

High-speed Internet connections are directly correlated with higher median annual revenue for American businesses, according to a report released by Connected Nation. A survey of over 9,600 businesses across the U.S. uncovered a startling $200,000 revenue gap between business with broadband and those without. Read More »

Obama Administration Launches Digital Literacy Portal

DigitalLiteracy.gov, a new digital training website launched earlier this week, offers workers a wealth of resources to help them improve their online and computer skills. As digital literacy becomes a prerequisite for many jobs, this website strives to prepare workers for the digital economy of the future. Read More »

AT&T T-Mobile Merger Will Expand Broadband Access, Benefit Consumers and Workers

Communications Workers of America (CWA) President Larry Cohen today told a Congressional panel that the proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will accelerate broadband deployment, benefit consumers, and positively impact employees. Read More »

T-Mobile Quarterly Results Show Benefits of AT&T Merger

T-Mobile USA's recently released quarterly report offers proof of just how badly the company needed to merge with AT&T to stay afloat — and how the merger is good for everyone involved. Read More »

Research Paper Provides Real Story Behind AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The Communications Workers of America today released a research paper documenting in detail how a merger between AT&T and T-Mobile will better serve consumers, workers and communities than the only other alternative: A Sprint/T-Mobile merger. Read More »

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