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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 »

White House initiative will bring broadband to low-income Americans

The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity. Read More »

CWA supports Wheeler’s transition proposals

The proposals outline the Technology Transition Order, which aims to ensure that phone and Internet companies upgrade their networks in a responsible way. Read More »

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