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CWA statement on Verizon talks

Verizon refuses to build out FiOS to many underserved communities up and down the East Coast, and has abandoned upkeep of the traditional landline network, leading to extensive service problems for consumers. In these negotiations, the union members’ interest is linked directly to the public interest, since our jobs involve maintaining quality service on traditional landlines and building and servicing Verizon’s state of the art FiOS broadband network. Read More »

NY mayors join CWA at bargaining table, tell Verizon stop stalling on FiOS

A group of New York mayors joined CWA in contract negotiations with Verizon, calling on the company to expand its FiOS service to their cities. Read More »

Verizon workers vote strike authorization

Eighty-six percent of Verizon workers voted over the last two weeks to authorize a strike if necessary. Their contract expires at 12 midnight on Saturday, August 1 and covers 39,000 CWA and IBEW represented telephone workers from Massachusetts to Virginia. Read More »

AT&T acquires DirecTV

AT&T completed its $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV. As part of the merger, AT&T committed to increase its all-fiber deployment of 12.5 million customer locations, to offer gigabit service to any E-rate eligible school within the company’s deployment, and to make available a low-priced broadband service for low-income consumers in its wireline footprint. Read More »

NYC’s Verizon audit: “a litany of corporate incompetence”

The audit details Verizon's failure to provide FiOS services and questions why deregulation and competition hasn't delivered the investment and quality as promised. Read More »

Penn. report details struggles of those without Internet at home

One in four Pennsylvania households don’t have Internet at home. According to a recent local report, families face many challenges without broadband and modern communications services. Read More »

Comcast is now a broadband company

Comcast has confirmed that it has more broadband subscribers than video subscribers -- 22.5 million and 22.3 million respectively. Read More »

AT&T brings its high-speed Internet to Durham, NC

The company is delivering on a promise it made last year to bring its U-verse with GigaPower fiber service to Durham, NC as part of a regional initiative to stimulate next generation broadband deployment. Read More »

Lifeline for broadband will help close the digital divide

Broadband is a necessity for all Americans, including low-income households. Read More »

FCC likely to deny DISH’s auction scam, $3.3 billion in discounts

The Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC will deny DISH Network’s claim to $3.3 billion in small business credits. Read More »

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