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Coalition lauds FCC action on inmate calling rates

A coalition of civil rights, media justice, and labor groups applaud the FCC for further action on unfair prison phone rates. Read More »

CWA asks FCC to move expeditiously to approve AT&T-DIRECTV merger

In reply comments filed yesterday at the FCC, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) urged the Commission to move forward expeditiously to approve the merger. Read More »

Mobile grows, but the Internet gap persists

A new federal report shows growth in mobile Internet, but at the same time "... found that 28 percent of households still do not use broadband at home." Read More »

Connecticut approves Frontier purchase of AT&T wireline operations in state

This month, the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority approved the Frontier Communications' $2 billion purchase of AT&T’s Connecticut wireline operations -- with conditions. Read More »

New York City Council sides with labor against Cablevision

Cablevision alternately threatened and bribed New York workers to vote against joining CWA. As a result, the New York City Council is asking the city to “proceed with extreme caution” before awarding any contract to Cablevision. Read More »

Federal agencies address cell phone tower work deaths

"The cell tower industry might be small, with 10,000 to 15,000 workers, but it’s quickly proving to be one of the most dangerous,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez. Read More »

Successful Arkansas and California broadband adoption projects

A new report on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) highlights successes in Arkansas and California. Read More »

AT&T finishes 1Gbps build-out in Austin

AT&T beat its 2014 deadline, bringing 1 Gbps U-Verse with GigaPower to Austin, Texas and surrounding communities. Read More »

Flight attendants want all portable electronic devices stowed during takeoff and landing

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA issued the following statement regarding in-flight use of portable electronic devices. Read More »

Will legacy TV and online providers play by the same FCC rules?

Public interest groups have long asked the FCC to include Internet video under the rules that govern broadcasters and pay-TV carriers. The commission is considering it. Read More »

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