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School iPads not much use to students without home Internet

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide. Read More »

NLRB Decision on Email Protects Workers’ Right to Organize in 21st Century Workplace

The National Labor Relations Board ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues. Read More »

A federal bill to close the digital divide for students

Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities. Read More »

Now to complete the promise of Lifeline

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband. Read More »

FCC raises E-rate cap, expanding funding for school and library broadband

The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund’s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations. Read More »

Women continue to leave a hostile tech industry

Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending." Read More »

CWA Applauds FCC E-Rate Action on Internet Speed, Access

CWA today congratulated the FCC on its move to raise the annual cap on E-rate funding by $1.5 billion. Read More »

Rosenworcel speaks out for E-Rate

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote that the E-Rate program, "... is the nation's largest education technology program. It helps schools and libraries in every state, by supporting access to modern communications and the Internet.” Read More »

Overall, high-tech women report lower earnings, less job satisfaction

According to a new report from Glassdoor, a women’s hiring website, “At most of these [high-tech] companies, men report earning a higher base salary than women for the same role..." Read More »

Responding to possible Title II broadband rules, AT&T puts fiber build on hold

When President Obama called for reclassification of broadband as a Title II service, AT&T said it would delay building out its GigaPower U-verse service. Read More »

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