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On 2 fronts, Senator Franken fights Comcast-Time Warner merger

In both the Senate and in the media, Al Franken (D-MN) is fighting to stop the Comcast-Time Warner merger. Read More »

House members urge Wheeler to conduct open auction

On April 11, 78 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to maximize the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

Senate committee grills Comcast-Time Warner on merger

At an April 9 Capitol Hill hearing, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and consumer groups expressed deep skepticism about the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner. Read More »

CWA: Senate Bill Encourages Build Out of High Speed Fiber Networks

The Communications Workers of America today commended the Senate Finance Committee for moving forward on tax provisions that encourage investment in domestic industries -- including high speed fiber broadband networks. Read More »

Sprint May Owe $4.5 Million To Laid Off Call Center Workers

According to CWA, Sprint did not meet its requirements to give workers 60 daysí notice before terminating their jobs on March 25, or the 90 daysí notice required in New York. Read More »

Comcast usually gets its way with states and cities

"From New York to Illinois, Comcast... has maintained a powerful, experienced army of local lobbyists and trade groups," Politico said recently. Read More »

Not enough competition for high-speed broadband and video

A recent story in The Wall Street Journal shows the lack of high-speed broadband competition in the U.S., and how it would look if Comcast acquires Time Warner. Read More »

Sprint President Masayoshi Sonís wobbly arguments

SoftBank and Sprint President Masayoshi Son tried to convince the U.S. business community that it would be good for the country if regulators let him buy T-Mobile. So, analysts at CWA took a critical look at some of Sonís points. Read More »

As he lobbies Washington, Comcast VP says heís not a lobbyist

The Philadelphia Inquirer said, "... by not registering as a lobbyist, [Comcast VP David L.] Cohen doesn't face limits on travel with lawmakers and doesn't have to file reports on his contributions to campaigns or lawmakers' pet foundations." Read More »

FCC asking for focused comment on E-Rate modernization

E-Rate is the federal program aiming to provide schools and libraries with up-to-date broadband connectivity. Yesterday, the FCCís Wireline Competition Bureau asked for focused comment on its E-rate Modernization Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. Read More »

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