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Tech’s richest companies underpaying black, Hispanic workers

A new report from Working Partnerships USA shows that Silicon Valley's wealthy tech industry depends on low-paid Black and Hispanic workers for its essential menial work. Read More »

Gig.U reports good news

CWA President Larry Cohen said, “The efforts of Gig.U, municipal governments and Internet Service Providers to upgrade America's broadband networks is great news." Read More »

The latest on local telecom-broadband competition

The FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau recently released a detailed report on local broadband and telephone competition as of June 30, 2013. Read More »

Apple’s diversity figures definitely not cutting-edge

Apple's new diversity report reveals that the company's tech employees are: 70 percent male and 77 percent white and Asian. Among leadership, it’s three percent black, six percent Hispanic and 85 percent white and Asian. Read More »

New survey finds libraries increasingly provide free access to online tech

The new Digital Inclusion Survey is a “national survey of public libraries that explored the digital inclusion roles of public libraries.” Read More »

California group critiques Comcast’s low-income service

Due to a lengthy and complicated sign-up procedure, only 11 percent of eligible California residents have signed up for Comcast's low-income service, says a state advocacy group. Read More »

Will Comcast’s free hotspots cost subscribers?

According to Speedify, Comcast’s use of individual and business routers to provide hotspots is costing subscribers money in increased power charges. Read More »

Conditions in Samsung’s Chinese plants remain alarming

South Korean electronics behemoth Samsung vowed to end legal and safety violations in its Chinese assembly plants by the end of 2012, but a new audit shows that violations have continued. Read More »

FCC reports say some ISPs miss speed targets

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently said, "I’m concerned that some providers are failing to deliver consistent speeds to consumers that are commensurate to their advertised speeds.” Read More »

Emergency 911 – Not So Fast from Cell Phones

Only 19 percent of 911 dispatch centers report “a great deal” of confidence in the location data they receive from wireless phones, according to a survey by the FineMe911 coalition. Read More »

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