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How Dish Network scammed the spectrum auction for $3 billion

Through a complex financial tactic, the $34 billion Dish Network claimed a 25 percent “small business” discount in the federal spectrum auction, saving DISH $3 billion. Read More »

Googling is a bit uneven in Kansas City

As Andrew Schwartzman, long-time public interest media advocate, points out in his daily blog post, Google’s Kansas City project only benefited some. Read More »

FCC adopts Open Internet rules, reclassifies broadband Internet access as Title II

After many months of heated, contentious debate, the FCC adopted new Open Internet rules on a 3-2 vote, but the debate over net neutrality is not over. Read More »

Advanced age + low income and lack of education = offline

Two Benton Foundation authors combined 2014 Pew Internet survey data on age, income and education to closely examine Internet use among seniors. Read More »

Facebook drivers vote union, get wage raise, benefits

Last week, Silicon Valley Facebook drivers approved a contract with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, raising wages and adding vacation, sick leave and family healthcare. Read More »

CWA and IBEW settle strike at FairPoint Communications

After months on the picket lines, New England CWA and IBEW workers will vote on a new Fairpoint contract. Read More »

California Comcast-Time Warner merger review seeks strong consumer protections

Last week, in his review of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner merger, California Public Utilities Commission Judge Karl Bemesderfer recommended strong conditions to protect consumers. Read More »

Apple’s mixed labor record

Recently, Apple released its latest Supplier Responsibility Progress Report, and it reveals a major problem with coerced or 'bonded' labor. Read More »

T-Mobile’s privileged and unfair position

Financial services executive John Burnett wrote in US News that T-Mobile is seeking a “privileged and unfair” position in the upcoming spectrum auction. Read More »

Brooklyn CWA Cablevision workers ratify historic two-year contract

262 Brooklyn Cablevision workers voted by a strong margin at CWA Local 1109 on Saturday to ratify an historic two-year contract with the company. Read More »

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