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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 »

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 »

Chairman Genachowski Defends FCC Open Internet Framework

In testimony on Capitol Hill, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski explained the importance of the FCC's Open Internet rules. 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 »

FCC’s Technical Advisory Committee Recommends Ways to Ease Wireless Congestion

The explosion in smartphones, tablets, and other wireless devices is leading to a spectrum crunch. To ease congestion, the FCC's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) recommends the use of femtocell technology to move wireless traffic onto the wired network as quickly as possible. Read More »

App Design Challenge Offers Crowd-sourced Solution for Underserved Communities

While many Americans live in areas that are wired for broadband, about one third of the United States still does not have Internet access at home. The FCC and the James L. Knight Foundation issued a challenge to designers and programmers across the country: create an application that makes public data easily accessible to the public, providing people with a tangible incentive to go online. 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 »

FCC Adopts Equipment Program for Persons with Disabilities

In a bid to ensure equal access to 21st century technology, the FCC established the National Deaf-Blind Equipment Distribution Program (NDBEDP), making it easier and more affordable for low-income, deaf-blind individuals to connect to the Internet and other services. Read More »

White House Builds Support for Spectrum Auction

A panel event hosted by the White House on April 6 highlighted support for legislation allowing the FCC to compensate broadcasters for returned spectrum. Voluntary spectrum auctions are a market-friendly solution to free up spectrum for public safety and wireless broadband. Read More »

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