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The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
BroadbandNow also found that broadband availability for all technologies, including DSL, fiber, cable and fixed wireless are over-reported.
Technician Brigade members will fight for local subcontractor transparency policies.
“More accurate maps of the availability, quality and cost of broadband services in each state and territory provide governors with an important tool to better inform residents and measure the progress of state programs,” the report said.
A Local Progress brief recommends actions cities and counties can take to promote safety when infrastructure is installed in the right-of-way, including safety reporting requirements, compliance with existing labor laws, and requiring that providers report to the city the identities of each entity performing work in the public right-of-way, including when the entity is a subcontractor.
Nearly 40 percent of the workers on the center's fifth floor have become infected with the coronavirus or developed symptoms since mid-November.
“CWA was very enthusiastic about your focus throughout the campaign on the rights and conditions facing working people, and your making broadband deployment a top infrastructure priority,” the letter reads. “CWA knows better than any other organization how these two policy priorities relate to one another, and how broadband policy can address the three crises our nation faces: economic, racial injustice, and the pandemic.”
In March, CWA and consumer advocacy groups urged major broadband providers to lift data caps, waive data cap fees, and take other steps to help the American public stop the spread of the novel coronavirus and facilitate access to essential communications services for all.
CWA had urged FCC to pause the T-Mobile-Sprint merger review pending an investigation into Sprint's fraud and abuse of the Lifeline program.
Elliott Management’s sale of its AT&T shares after one year shows that Elliott’s leadership was never interested in the long term success of AT&T, its workers, or its customers.
“The CWA members who work at Frontier know firsthand what the company needs to do to come out of this bankruptcy process stronger and ready to provide quality service to its customers,” said CWA Local 1298 President Dave Weidlich. “That’s why we want to make sure that PURA uses its oversight process to hold Frontier accountable to its consumers and workers — not Wall Street hedge funds like Elliott Management that only care about making a quick buck.”