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Broadband Helps Put Rural Businesses on the Map

Many small and medium-sized rural businesses are thriving thanks to their adoption of broadband technology. Despite being geographically isolated from other more populous areas, the Internet allows businesses to market products and services from virtually any location in the United States. Read More »

Songwriters Guild of America President: AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile USA is Good for Consumers

In a recent Huffington Post editorial, Songwriters Guild of America President Rick Barnes argues that the proposed AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile will be beneficial to consumers. He argues that the value AT&T places on content-protection exceeds that of T-Mobile, which means a better marketplace for music and other content via a mobile connection. Read More »

Meyerson: T-Mobile Merger with AT&T is the Better Choice

In an article in The American Prospect, Harold Meyerson, the editor-at-large, argues that the AT&T merger with T-Mobile USA is the best possible outcome for T-Mobile's workers. While T-Mobile considered a merger with Sprint, their employees will receive far greater worker's protection with AT&T. Read More »

Teamsters Strongly Support the AT&T and T-Mobile USA Merger

Union groups across the country are rallying support for the proposed merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. The merger will expand high-speed wireless broadband to 97 percent of the country, and provide T-Mobile's workers the freedom to choose to join 42,000 unionized workers at AT&T. Read More »

CWA: T-Mobile Merger Better With AT&T Than With Sprint

Communications Workers of America publicly praised AT&T's proposed purchase of T-Mobile USA, in a deal that was announced in early April. Read More »

Mayor, City Residents, CWA Demand High-Speed Internet in Buffalo

Business growth in city centers is increasingly reliant on broadband speed. Connected communities can support new economic endeavors and provide their residents with greater health and education opportunities. In Buffalo, the need for high-speed connectivity has resulted in a city-wide campaign to bring Verizon FiOS broadband to neighborhoods in need. Read More »

CWA Senior Director George Kohl in Politico on T-Mobile Acquisition

The Communications Workers of America's Senior Director for Research and Development George Kohl was featured in Politico's Morning Tech on April 19, talking about AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile USA. Read More »

AT&T/T-Mobile Merger Receives Broad Organizational Support

The recently announced merger of AT&T and T-Mobile has received the support of dozens of organizations from across the country. Statements from technology, labor, and minority groups emphasize the boost to broadband, diversified workforce, and digital inclusion that would come with the larger telecommunications entity. Read More »

A Good Merger for a Change

AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of its smaller cell-phone rival T-Mobile has been widely criticized as anti-competitive and bad for consumers. Normally, I would be joining in such a chorus, but this is a special case. Read More »

CWAs Debbie Goldman on AT&T/T-Mobile USA Merger

Speed Matters' Debbie Goldman was interviewed on C-SPAN about the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile USA mergers impact on broadband in the US. Watch the video. Read More »

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