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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.”
CWA's Speed Matters brochure is now available at http://files.cwa-union.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersBrochure.pdf
House calls were once considered a thing of the past, but with specialists in high demand in rural America, psychiatrists are using telemedicine to treat patients in their own homes.
For our nation's deaf, finding easy ways to communicate throught the channels the rest of us take for granted has been a constant challenge -- but that's changing. High speed internet has made new video conferencing tools possible, opening new and exciting doors of dialogue.
CWA has just released a detailed policy paper which explains why the U.S. needs a national policy for universal high speed broadband.
In the last decade, public libraries have expanded their resources to become primary points of access to the internet for millions of Americans. 10 years ago only 25% of libraries had internet access but today 99% of libraries offer access to the internet.
The NY Times has an in-depth article discussing the plight of Vermont and rural New England residents and their struggles to gain access to high speed internet. Their concerns are real -- lost jobs, lack of school resources, and the inability to run small businesses while being held hostage by telephone companies.
Every American deserves access to quality, high-speed internet, and that's why we've launched a website dedicated to making this goal a reality.

The CWA/nett Academy provides online training and certification ...