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Obama Administration Adds 7 Million Broadband Subscribers To Rural America

According to an August, 2011 report, "Jobs and Economic Security in Rural America," the federal government has recently "Expanded broadband access to over 7 million rural Americans, including 3 million rural households and over 350,000 rural businesses. This expansion of rural broadband access is helping to lower costs for businesses and bring jobs back to rural communities." Read More »

70 Union Workers Striking Against Nonunion Giant Verizon Wireless

In the ferociously anti-union wireless industry, one group of Verizon workers stands out: a unit of 70 members of Local 1101 who organized when the work was part of Bell Atlantic and Nynex. The union members service cell sites and phone-call switching stations in the New York area, and right now, they, like the 45,000 wireline workers around the East, are trying to negotiate with giant Verizon. Unsuccessfully. Read More »

House Members Wade Into Verizon Strike

Over a dozen members of the New York state Democratic congressional delegation, and two from other states, voiced support for 45,000 CWA and IBEW members on strike at Verizon. Read More »

More Than 100 Mayors Come Out In Support of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

The number of city mayors supporting AT&T's $39 billion bid for T-Mobile climbed to 102 from 24 states. That number is in addition to 26 governors and 11 state attorneys general. Read More »

Stubborn Facts of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger

Opponents of the AT&T-T-Mobile merger are ignoring three stubborn facts, writes antitrust attorney David Balto: the cellular market includes few competitors; T-Mobile is a failing firm; and, AT&T and T-Mobile are compatible. Read More »

Hispanic Arts Leader Supports AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

In his August 8, 2011 opinion piece in Roll Call, Felix Sanchez refutes an earlier article that questions support for the AT&T/T-Mobile merger in the Latino community. Read More »

Verizon Won’t Show Up For Good-Faith Bargaining

The strike by CWA and IBEW is at a standstill today because Verizon has been canceling bargaining sessions. Read More »

45,000 Workers on Strike at Verizon

More than 45,000 workers are on strike today at Verizon Communications. Bargaining continues. Since bargaining began on June 22, Verizon has refused to move from a long list of concession demands. As the contract expired, nearly 100 concessionary company proposals remained on the table. Read More »

Reassigning Spectrum To Mobile Broadband Promises Investment, Jobs

A new report from Analysis Group, an economic, financial, and business strategy consulting firm, predicts that reassigning spectrum to mobile broadband could produce immense benefits to the U.S. economy. Read More »

Federal Funding Brings Computers To Those Who Need Them

Many low-income people still have trouble accessing and using computer technology. So, the federal government, through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is bringing computer technology to the very people who need it most. Read More »

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