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Study: 645,000 new broadband subscriptions in 3Q 2015

A Leichtman Research Group study found that in the third quarter of 2015 the countryís largest cable and telephone companies added 645,000 new high-speed Internet subscriptions. The total broadband subscriptions is now more than 89 million. 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 won’t bring FiOS to Boston

Boston wants FiOS, but Verizon told the City Council last week that it had no intention of building out its all-fiber service to the city. Read More »

Consumers, elected officials, union members call on Verizon to stop stalling at NYC Council hearing

Pressure grows on Verizon as NYC Council examines Verizonís broken promise to build-out high-speed FiOS network. Read More »

Digital Learning Equity Act would close homework gap

The bipartisan bill aims to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources. Read More »

Broad consensus supporting Lifeline modernization, key updates

CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier. Read More »

CWA, AFL-CIO to FCC: Lifeline program must include broadband services

The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families. Read More »

Which cities are the countryís worst-connected?

Relying on data from the 2014 American Community Survey, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance released rankings for the 25 cities with the most households without Internet access. Read More »

White House releases plans to deliver broadband opportunity

In response to the Broadband Opportunity Councilís recommendations, the White House released a list of actions the federal government will implement over the next 18 months to expand broadband deployment and adoption. Read More »

NY Public Service Commission voices concern about Verizonís landline service

According to Verizonís publicly available complaint reports, Verizon missed the NYPSC benchmark for complaints every month since January 2012. Read More »

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