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Hey, Philadelphia: do you have FiOS to your home?

Verizon promised to build FiOS to every residence in Philadelphia by February 2016, but the company won’t tell the city how many homes and apartments still can’t get FiOS service. The city has reached out directly to residents with the plea: tell us if you can’t get FiOS. Read More »

Verizon strike delays XO acquisition

The Verizon workers’ strike is delaying Verizon’s acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber network, a $1.8 billion dollar deal announced in February. This is the most recent harm Verizon’s leadership has caused the company by refusing to negotiate and settle a fair contract. Read More »

AT&T expands fiber service in eight cities

AT&T is in the midst of a significant fiber expansion and plans to triple availability by the end of 2016. Read More »

Philadelphia City Council holds hearings on Verizon’s FiOS build-out failure

Verizon was supposed to deliver FiOS access to everyone in Philadelphia in exchange for a city-wide franchise agreement – a deal similar to the one Verizon made in New York, where it also broke its promise to build out its all-fiber service. Read More »

Google’s fiber buildout: “more bark than bite”

Google is in just four markets with well less than 100,000 customers and the incumbent telecom companies are outpacing Google’s buildout. Read More »

Verizon strike hurting company profits

Verizon shares are down 4 percent to $49.68 and the company warned that the ongoing strike by CWA and IBEW members could damage second quarter earnings. Read More »

Studies show Internet speeds, use increase

The United States ranked 16th globally for average broadband speed with 14.2 Mbps., and Internet use increased rapidly among African Americans, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives. Read More »

CWA: FCC Action to Modernize Lifeline is First Step to Closing the Digital Divide

“This subsidy is an important step toward ensuring that all Americans can share in the benefits that broadband access provides,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. Read More »

FCC receives more than 22,000 petitions supporting Lifeline modernization

Five public interest and labor organizations -- the Communications Workers of America, Public Knowledge, the Center for Media Justice/MAG-Net, and Color of Change -- delivered the petitions to the FCC. Read More »

3.1 million new broadband subscriptions, pay-TV continues decline in 2015

Total number of broadband subscriptions is now more than 90 million, with top cable companies having about 55.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having 35.1 million subscribers. Read More »

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