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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.”
Working from home for Virginians may get a whole lot easier. The state is taking two initiatives to close the digital divide that impacts many towns in rural parts of the state. The aim is to expand high speed internet access and spur economic development in more rural parts of the state.
In Chapel Hill, NC, the city is embarking on a new project to help students benefit from high-speed Internet, even when they're not at school.
Vermont took another impressive step forward towards universal high-speed Internet this month. The state House has passed a bill that would create a new Vermont Telecommunications Authority to promote high-speed Internet access across the state.
In Chapel Hill, NC, the city is embarking on a new project to help students benefit from high-speed Internet, even when they're not at school.
Pennsylvania is looking to improve high-speed Internet access to the state's medical community, according to Medical News Today.
Last fall, the FCC announced the creation of the Rural Health Care Pilot Program. According to the program's website, its purpose is to "facilitate the creation of a nationwide broadband network dedicated to health care, connecting public and private non-profit health care providers in rural and urban locations."
American Fork, Utah was in negotiations to sell their fiber-optic network to a Swedish partnership, but had to cancel the sale when the partnership was unable to gather the funding needed to invest a planned $8 million in American Fork's network.
New innovations like internet TV and phone service are making the need for speed clearer and clearer. The only technology that will be able to handle these and future innovations is fiber-optic cable. Delivering speeds up to 100 megabits per second, fiber is the future of the internet, and in some places, it's already being implemented.