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“[W]e have to understand where communications fell short, where recovery took too long, and what changes can be made to make our networks more resilient before the next unthinkable event occurs,” said FCC Acting Chair Jessica Rosenworcel.
“As the state moves forward with its aggressive and laudable plans to ensure all Californians have access and the means to use broadband and wireless services, we must also collaboratively discuss the quality of those services,” said Amy Yip-Kikugawa, Acting Director of the Public Advocates Office.
“The company would prefer to work with all contractors,” said Frontier technician Tom Gardella to the LA Times. “[But] the contractors aren’t as invested as the employees. We’re in it for the quality because we’re in this for the long term. They’re in it for the piece-work.”
The television and digital advertising campaign educates the public and legislators about the importance of making sure that broadband infrastructure is built by skilled union workers and not low-wage contractors.
An investigation by CWA found that the company has failed to maintain its physical copper plant and has failed to deploy fiber to 46 percent of its coverage area in Minnesota.
The President’s Executive Order calls for the Federal Trade Commission to limit or ban non-compete agreements and for the FCC to prevent exclusivity deals or collusive arrangements that leave tenants with only one option for internet service.
AWU member Phares Lee tried for three years to have his deadname removed from his badge and was told by HR there was no remedy. On June 1, the union launched a petition demanding that Google create a chosen names policy that allows all workers to choose the names displayed on their badges.
The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia alleged that AT&T overcharged District taxpayers millions of dollars by failing to comply with its long-term contract for cell phone and Internet services.
The Government Accountability Office found that unclear federal guidance on FCC's role in disaster response might have caused confusion and delays.
Participants discussed how public education, lobbying, and media attention can help ensure that high-speed internet connections are built where they are most needed, that corporations are held accountable for providing high quality service, and that the funds support good, union jobs in our communities.