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CWA-represented telco in rural Minn. wins Leading Lights’ “Most Innovative” award

A Minn. telco represented by CWA won an award for its GigaZone project, an initiative to bring high-speed Internet to 5,000 square miles of rural Minnesota. Read More »

CWA praises FCC for moving Lifeline update forward

The union praised the outcome of an FCC vote, which moves forward the rule-changing process to expand the Lifeline program to include broadband. Read More »

Frontier accepts $283 million in Connect America funding

The money will help the carrier expand broadband service to more than 1.3 million rural customers across 28 states. Read More »

CWA to White House Broadband Opportunity Council: No favoritism to labor law violators like T-Mobile

CWA filed comments to a cross-agency initiative that aims to stimulate broadband investment in federal programs, calling for the expansion of the Lifeline program to include broadband and advocating for policies to support good jobs for telecommunications workers. Read More »

Lifeline advocates offer five principles for a quality broadband program

A letter from the Leadership Conference, CWA, and other organizations to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler offers five principles to ensure the updated Lifeline program meets the needs of communities in the 21st century. Read More »

Lawmakers, activists join with FCC: Lifeline should include broadband

Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support. Read More »

FCC: Lifeline to include broadband

FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access. Read More »

The Lifeline program and universal broadband access

The FCC's commitment to universal communications access has evolved with technology to include not only traditional phone and wireless services, but broadband as well. Read More »

Poverty worsens age-based digital disparity

A study published at the Benton Foundation finds a strong relationship between age, Internet use, and socioeconomic status. Read More »

Sixty-one Senators agree: It’s time to update rural broadband rules

Sixty-one Senators signed a letter calling on the FCC to modernize its rules regarding a rural communications services program. Read More »

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