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Google plans to buy high-speed Internet provider

Google's plan to buy fiber Internet provider Webpass is the latest sign that the giant search company looks to expand its fiber network. Read More »

AT&T gigabit service reaches 15 NC communities

Residents in nearly 20,000 apartments across the state now have the GigaPower service after AT&T invested more than $1.6 billion in its wireline and wireless networks in the state Read More »

CWA President Chris Shelton on C-SPANís “The Communicators”

Communications Workers of America President Chris Shelton talked about Verizon, broadband buildout, and the latest developments in telecommunications. Read More »

Verizon plans to build FiOS in Boston

Verizonís fiber build in Boston is integrated with its next-generation 5G wireless deployment, which requires thousands of small cells linked to a ubiquitous fiber network. Read More »

FCC offers $2 billion for rural broadband projects

For Phase II of a Connect America Fund program, the FCC is offering $2.15 billion over ten years to Internet providers for rural broadband projects. Read More »

HUD proposes broadband infrastructure requirement in HUD housing

The aim of the proposed rule is to minimize the costs of installing broadband infrastructure into housing by requiring the installation while construction is already underway, thus removing one barrier to high-speed Internet access. Read More »

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 wonít tell the city how many homes and apartments still canít get FiOS service. The city has reached out directly to residents with the plea: tell us if you canít get FiOS. Read More »

Verizon strike delays XO acquisition

The Verizon workersí strike is delaying Verizonís acquisition of XO Communicationsí fiber network, a $1.8 billion dollar deal announced in February. This is the most recent harm Verizonís 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 Verizonís FiOS build-out failure

Verizon was supposed to deliver FiOS access to everyone in Philadelphia in exchange for a city-wide franchise agreement Ė 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 »

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