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Maryland regulators seek Verizon response on “Fiber is the Only Fix” program

The deceptive program dispatches technicians on “ghost” service orders to move customers with failing copper to fiber. If the customer won’t switch, Verizon won’t repair the line. Read More »

MD Public Service Commission demands Verizon respond to CWA’s call for investigation

The MD PSC sent a letter to Verizon demanding the company respond to CWA's request for an investigation, which provided the state agency with photographs depicting the company’s sustained neglect. Read More »

CWA Petitions Maryland Public Service Commission to Investigate Verizon Service Quality

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today filed a letter with the Maryland Public Service Commission calling on the PSC to re-open an investigation into Verizon's quality of service on its copper network, which is the primary network serving much of the state, including Baltimore. Read More »

Verizon calls an end to FiOS build-out… again.

Verizon "posted another year of consistently high operating and financial performance in 2014." But it plans to abandon its FiOS expansion, anyway. Read More »

Multistate AG taskforce looking at Comcast-Time Warner merger

A multistate taskforce, plus several individual states, are joining the DOJ and the FCC in reviewing Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner. Read More »

Baltimore residents fighting for FiOS

While Maryland suburbs have a choice between cable and FiOS, Baltimore residents don't. But some are fighting back. Read More »

Sandy hit all phone carriers - but how hard?

The FCC estimated that Sandy downed 25 percent of telecommunications, but carriers aren't required to provide figures. Read More »

One quarter of communications down in Sandy-hit areas

Superstorm Sandy knocked out landline, cable or wireless to as many as 8 million subscribers. Read More »

Maryland elected officials back CWA Baltimore protest

Both Maryland senators, plus some Baltimore officials, backed CWA in its protest against the Verizon/cable deal, which would leave Baltimore without FiOS. Read More »

CWA FCC Filing: Verizon Wireless deal widens digital divide

CWA to FCC: The proposed deal between Verizon Wireless and Big Cable would disproportionally negatively impact people of color and lower income families. Read More »

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