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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 »

States Come Out In Support of AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

On July 27, 2011, the Louisiana Public Service Commission voted 4-to-1 to approve the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. According to the technology website, CNET, the commission noted: "the proposed acquisition has received overriding support locally, as is evidence by the diverse number of groups and officials who are in support." Read More »

T-Mobile Workers Vote Union in Connecticut

Support from elected representatives in Connecticut and New York have helped in T-Mobile workers getting a voice on the job. Earlier this week, 15 T-Mobile USA technicians in Connecticut voted for representation by CWA-TU. Read More »

Buffalo Residents Protest Unequal Treatment From Verizon

On July 20, 2011, Buffalo NY residents testified at a Buffalo City Council meeting against Verizon discriminatory deployment of its high-speed broadband service. The giant telecom has brought state-of-the-art fiber optics — FiOS — to the suburbs of the Lake Erie city, but not to the city itself, despite lobbying by local leaders. Read More »

Outsourcing Means Fewer U.S. Workers

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, jobs in the wireless industry have been disappearing, even as revenues have climbed. Read More »

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