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“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.”
CWA and SOC Investment Group find Elliott intervention drives underperformance by target companies over three-year period.
A petition calls on Google to “immediately pay back all Temps, Vendors and Contractors (TVCs) who have been knowingly underpaid by Google” and to “create an immediate path to permanent employment for temporary workers and end its two-tiered perma-temp system.”
Recently the FCC has been flooded with testimony arguing for universal high speed internet access. Reaching that goal requires the FCC to collect more comprehensive data on the current state of high speed connections across the country.
Thanks to our 80,000 Speed Testers, the Speed Matters Campaign has been making waves around the country. On Monday we released a state-by-state report and interactive map on U.S. internet speeds based on the test results.
More than 80,000 people have taken the Speed Matters Speed Test to learn the actual speed of their internet connections. We've used the results of all those speed tests to create the first-ever state-by-state report on internet speeds across America. Our findings were deeply troubling.
Last month more than a hundred people gathered for the third annual Redwood Coast Broadband Forum in Northern California. The purpose was to discuss the current state of high speed internet access along the state's North Coast and ways to expand access to all residents.
The success of ConnectKentucky hasn't escaped our lawmakers in Washington, DC. The program is a combined effort of local government and the private sector to boost technology use in the Bluegrass State, with a focus on expanding high speed internet access.
This week's episode of Political Chowder--an hour-long political talk show in New Hampshire--featured a panel discussion on the Verizon-FairPoint deal.
Virginians have a new old friend working to bring high speed internet access to every resident. Former Gov. Mark Warner--who was a telecom executive before entering politics--is leading a panel for current Gov. Tim Kaine to come up with a plan for universal high speed internet in Virginia.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) just released a terrific paper laying out a comprehensive argument for universal high speed internet access. "The Case for a National Broadband Policy," by Robert D. Atkinson, lays out a series of specific reasons that our government should do more to promote expansion of high speed internet access to all Americans.