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Coalition lauds FCC action on inmate calling rates

A coalition of civil rights, media justice, and labor groups applaud the FCC for further action on unfair prison phone rates. Read More »

Mobile grows, but the Internet gap persists

A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home." Read More »

Federal agencies address cell phone tower work deaths

"The cell tower industry might be small, with 10,000 to 15,000 workers, but it’s quickly proving to be one of the most dangerous,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

Flight attendants want all portable electronic devices stowed during takeoff and landing

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA issued the following statement regarding in-flight use of portable electronic devices. Read More »

Wheeler and Clyburn call for reasonable inmate calling charges

FCC Chair Wheeler and Commissioner Clyburn issued a joint statement calling for further reform of inmate calling costs and practices. Read More »

Dems want pay TV and radio to disclose buyers of political ads

Three congressional Democrats asked FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to extend to cable and satellite systems the requirement that their political files be posted on the FCC’s online database. Read More »

“Troubling employment patterns and practices in the technology sector.”

According to the Minority Media and Telecom Council, the abysmal racial employment percentages in today's high-tech industry “closely resemble the statistics of the broadcasting industry in the late 1960’s.” Read More »

Providing a Lifeline to Broadband Internet Access

"Instead of finding ways to deny telephone access to the neediest Americans, lawmakers should be looking to expand Lifeline to include broadband internet." Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn touts Lifeline program

Recently, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn wrote in the FCC blog, "“Since 1985, Lifeline has offered a discount on phone service to low-income consumer." Read More »

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