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New global stats show U.S. still behind in broadband

A new UN report shows the U.S. ranks 19th worldwide in percentage of individuals using the Internet. Read More »

Mapping U.S. school connectivity

Last week, the FCC published a compilation of the scope and effectiveness of current broadband connectivity called, State School Connectivity Profiles. Read More »

Dems want pay TV and radio to disclose buyers of political ads

Three congressional Democrats asked FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to extend to cable and satellite systems the requirement that their political files be posted on the FCC’s online database. Read More »

AT&T proposes new form of net neutrality to FCC

A Stanford professor and AT&T have proposed “letting Internet users individually control which Web sites were delivered at a faster or slower speed by their ISP," which wouldn't violate net neutrality. Read More »

“Troubling employment patterns and practices in the technology sector.”

According to the Minority Media and Telecom Council, the abysmal racial employment percentages in today's high-tech industry “closely resemble the statistics of the broadcasting industry in the late 1960’s.” Read More »

Providing a Lifeline to Broadband Internet Access

"Instead of finding ways to deny telephone access to the neediest Americans, lawmakers should be looking to expand Lifeline to include broadband internet." Read More »

CWA says AT&T-DIRECTV merger will advance broadband buildout, help consumers, Workers

"The proposed AT&T/DIRECTV merger will advance the deployment of high-speed broadband, strengthen competition in the video and broadband markets, and promote collective bargaining and good, career jobs," said CWA today. Read More »

AFL-CIO backs AT&T-DirecTV merger

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in support of the proposed merger of AT&T and DirecTV. Read More »

FCC Commissioner Clyburn touts Lifeline program

Recently, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn wrote in the FCC blog, "“Since 1985, Lifeline has offered a discount on phone service to low-income consumer." Read More »

Telecoms top investors in U.S. economy

According to a new report from the Progressive Policy Institute, AT&T and Verizon are ranked one and two among private companies in domestic capital spending. Read More »

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