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CWA: Proposed Comcast-NBCU Merger Will Harm Workers, Consumers

As proposed, the Comcast-NBCU merger would lead to job cuts, aggravate the already anti-competitive behavior of the cable industry and restrict consumer access to the online video content of their choice, a senior official with the Communications Workers of America testified today. Read More »

Seventy-Four Democrats Say “No” to Title II Re-Classification Proposal

Seventy-four House Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Genachowski on May 24 saying they have concerns with the agency's plan to reclassify broadband as a Title II regulated service. Read More »

80 percent of Americans Don’t Know their Broadband Connection Speed

An FCC survey released on June 1, 2010 found that four out of five broadband users don't know the speed of their Internet connection. Read More »

CWA welcomes Congressional role in Clarifying FCC Authority

On May 24, the chairmen of four Congressional committees and subcommittees that deal with issues pertaining to regulation of broadband Internet access announced that they plan to update the Communications Act. Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen welcomed the announcement. CWA believes that the best approach is for Congress to craft a narrowly tailored bill in the short-term that would establish the FCC's authority to protect an open Internet and promote broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn sounds support for Comcast public hearings

FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn has now publicly stated her support for public hearings on the proposed NBCU-Comcast merger. Read More »

Black, Hispanic Congressional Caucuses Question Comcast-NBC merger

Forty-Six members of Congress — including many from the Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses — recently called on the FCC to hold public hearings on Comcast's bid to purchase NBC Universal. Read More »

FCC opts to re-regulate broadband

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski on May 6 announced support for reclassifying the transmission component of broadband Internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service. Read More »

CWA: FCC should continue to prioritize broadband buildout, open Internet, job creation

The Communications Workers of America believes that the Federal Communications Commission's rulemaking and its response to the recent Comcast decision should prioritize buildout, job creation, an open internet, and a level competitive landscape across all networks. Read More »

Sierra Club, CWA Join Forces on Broadband Build-Out

In a win-win-win proposition for workers, consumers and the environment, the Communications Workers of America and the Sierra Club are working together to ensure that all Americans have access to high-speed broadband networks. Read More »

Protecting Workers’ Rights, Broadband Key to Green Jobs Being ‘Good Jobs’

Protecting workers' rights and building out high-speed broadband to every community will spur the economic growth our country needs and create quality, union, green jobs, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen told participants this week at the Good Jobs Green Jobs Conference. Read More »

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