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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 long journey toward getting high speed internet to America's heartland continues.
California, arguably the technology capital of the world, has taken another step forward by eliminating fees for the installation of high speed fiber optic lines along state rights of way.
The internet has seen exponential growth in advertising in the last several years, while targeting and tailoring those advertisements to the individual user.
High-speed internet access is particularly important for low-income families who benefit from the increased communications opportunities.
Verizon is launching a sneak attack on consumers' rights by pushing for Senate Bill 1143 in Virginia.
Local unions in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire are attempting to block Verizon's abandonment of "low-value" land line customers in New England.
Tennessee wants high speed internet, according to a panel of experts and legislators who found that the state was lagging behind in internet access and that increased high speed broadband was necessary for the economy, government and education.
People living in Northeast Texas can expect greater access to high speed internet thanks to a new AT&T plan to offer high speed internet in Texas that was propelled by state policy initiatives.