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Al Jazeera America digital journalists vote overwhelmingly to join the NewsGuild of NY

Management contests rights of nine journalists to join union; NewsGuild vows to defend them. Read More »

East Coast mayors blast Verizon: Stop stalling, start building high-speed Internet

In some cities, Verizon ignores legislative and contractual buildout requirements; in others, refuses to build FiOS at all, while letting traditional landline network deteriorate everywhere Read More »

AT&T, federal government partner to expand smart cities

Which cities and specific technologies are still unknown, but modern solutions for safety, lighting, transportation, and parking are expected to be an aspect of the partnership between AT&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. 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 »

AT&T expands, upgrades U-verse with GigaPower service in ten cities

AT&T’s service with Internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second just launched in parts of San Antonio and New Braunfels, TX; Orlando, FL; as well as Gary, Hammond, and Crown Point, IN 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 »

20th globally, average US broadband speed 11.7 Mbps

Akamai Technologies’ Second Quarter 2015 State of the Internet Report found that the average broadband speed across the United States is 11.7 Mbps, making the US the 20th in the world. Read More »

Which cities are the country’s 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 »

Media ownership experts: FCC must strengthen media ownership rules

Even as the country grows more diverse, women and people of color are excluded from positions of control in the industry. Read More »

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