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The winners can use the 3.45 GHz mid-band spectrum for fixed or mobile wireless services.
The FCC’s approval follows Verizon’s August 2021 commitment to adopt conditions recommended by CWA and public interest allies.
The workers, some of whom are members of the Alphabet Workers Union, participated in workplace actions to draw attention to the need for pay parity and put pressure on management by asking difficult questions during an impromptu company meeting.
High speed internet holds a lot of promise for improving the lives of the deaf and hard of hearing. Videophone service allows them to converse without relying on traditional methods like teletypewriters and texting services that are slow and awkward.
It's not just consumers and workers who are concerned about FairPoint's financial status. Now, Morgan Stanley has issued a report warning of a looming financial crisis for FairPoint.
Congress has been busy working on a variety of high speed internet proposals lately. Yet another effort--led by Senators Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ken Salazar (D-CO)--seeks to overhaul a federal loan program that helps rural communities.
Residents of Ohio are clamoring for universal high speed internet access in their state. Fortunately, they've got a Congressman who's listening. U.S. Rep. Zack Space (D-Dover) is one of Congress's most vocal advocates for advanced technology, and he's leading the effort to bring high speed internet to his state's rural communities.
A new ad is hitting the airwaves in Maine to inform the public about a piece of legislation that would require telecom deals to be made in the best interest of the state. The ad, paid for by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), is the next chapter in the controversial proposed FairPoint and Verizon merger.
Hundreds of workers and consumers gathered at Waterfront Park in Burlington, Vermont, to protest Verizon's plan to sell its landlines in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to FairPoint Communications, a small company based in North Carolina.
CWA Speed Matters activists in Iowa report that the recent video franchise bill that Governor Chet Culver signed is "a giant step in the right direction." The legislation simplifies the process through which companies receive permission to offer video services, like IPTV and Cable Television in the state.
With an eye to Virginia's success in bringing high tech employment to rural areas, officials in Illinois are working hard to extend high speed Internet service to rural and underserved areas of the state.