News & Events

April 11, 2018 — News

DOJ antitrust lawsuit against AT&T/Time Warner merger concludes fourth week

Analysts are doing their best to read the tea leaves as the case drags on much longer than expected.

April 11, 2018 — News

AT&T workers vote to authorize strike

The AT&T Midwest contract covers workers in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, while the Legacy T contract covers workers nationwide.

April 9, 2018 — News

Journalists object to being forced to air Sinclair’s controversial must-run “fake news” segment

"I felt like a POW recording a message," one anchor at a Sinclair-owned station told CNN of his involvement in the controversial must-run segment.

April 5, 2018 — News

Trump says infrastructure package will “have to wait”

He claimed that Democrats won’t work with him, even as Republicans, Trump’s party, control both houses of Congress.

April 5, 2018 — News

Another city resigns from Chairman Pai’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

The BDAC is tasked with developing and recommending to the FCC policies for broadband deployment that address the needs of all stakeholders.

April 5, 2018 — News

Viral video shows dangers of Sinclair-Tribune merger

The video shows how central control of narrative can turn local journalists into tools for political propaganda.

March 29, 2018 — News

Lawmakers, civil rights, and public interest groups oppose Pai’s war on Lifeline

Late last year, Chairman Pai began his newest assault on the Lifeline program, attempting to hollow out the program.

March 29, 2018 — News

Charter failed to meet broadband buildout requirements, NY regulators say

In addition, the PSC is investigating whether Charter violated its franchise agreement in New York City by avoiding fees and missing buildout requirements.

March 28, 2018 — News

38 lawmakers to DOJ: reject the Sinclair-Tribune merger

As the many opponents of the merger have been arguing for months – the Sinclair-Tribune merger is not in the public interest and will harm consumers. It should be denied.

March 27, 2018 — News

CWA members win new contract with Frontier to protect jobs in WV and Ashburn, VA

CWA members received an outpouring of support from community members and legislators, and they were joined by hundreds of supporters at a rally in Charleston on Saturday.

March 19, 2018 — News

Facebook fails to protect 50 million users’ data from Trump-connected breach

The United States has been slow to respond to Facebook’s and other tech giant’s growth and power.

March 16, 2018 — News

Pay-TV providers lost almost 1.5 million subscribers in 2017

DirecTV Now’s 888,000 new subscriptions off-set the 624,000 million lost U-verse subscriptions that AT&T reported.

March 15, 2018 — News

Verizon Wireless closing one-third of US call centers, cutting customer service jobs

Verizon’s latest job cuts come despite the company's continued profitability and recent windfall from the corporate tax cuts that Congress passed last year.

March 12, 2018 — News

NABET-CWA, Common Cause, Free Press sue FCC to protect media ownership limits

The lawsuit explains that the FCC has failed to consider the impact of its changes to rules affecting localism, diversity, and competition in broadcast ownership.

March 8, 2018 — News

Democratic lawmakers call for $40 billion in broadband funding

The investment would be used to close the last mile gap, upgrade existing broadband infrastructure, and tackle the tribal broadband gap, among other things.

March 6, 2018 — News

Americans want to regulate Big Tech

Fifty-five percent of all Americans are “more concerned” that the US government isn’t doing enough to regulate the tech industry.

March 5, 2018 — News

CWA reaches favorable settlement in Verizon copper network case before NY PSC

CWA filed a complaint before the NY PSC  against Verizon for failure to maintain its copper infrastructure to provide safe and adequate service to customers.

March 5, 2018 — News

NABET-CWA, coalition urge FCC to keep Sinclair-Tribune merger review clock paused

Sinclair's divestiture plan isn't sincere, it's a sham. The merger still isn’t in the public interest and the should be denied.

March 5, 2018 — News

Frontier workers in West Virginia, Virginia strike to save good jobs, protect service quality

Members of the Communications Workers of America have been negotiating with Frontier since last May.

February 28, 2018 — News

Eight state AGs call for strict national audience reach limits

“Raising the national audience reach limit and/or maintaining the UHF discount fails to further the public interest,” the attorneys general wrote.

February 28, 2018 — News

Democratic lawmakers, attorneys general fight to stop net neutrality repeal

Last year, the Republican majority at the FCC eliminated essential safeguards that ensure fair Internet access to all users.

February 26, 2018 — News

CWA, civil rights, public interest groups urge FCC to preserve Lifeline

CWA and its allies urged the Commission to reject proposals that would weaken the Lifeline program and exacerbate the digital divide for low-income households.

February 26, 2018 — News

Belgian court to Facebook: stop breaking privacy laws

The court found that Facebook has violated the country’s privacy law by tracking people on third-party websites.

February 23, 2018 — News

MN regulators investigating service quality, billing complaints against Frontier

The investigation comes after a local Minnesota politician encouraged his constituents to file their complaints with Frontier to the state PUC.