News

After repeated incidents and multiple grievance filings, the members walked off the job in protest. As a result of the strike, the supervisor has been temporarily suspended.
Dubbed “the most dangerous job in America,” tower climbing involves scaling towers to perform inspections and tests, handle repairs, and install equipment ranging from antennas, amplifiers, and fiber optic cable, to lighting systems. The major carriers who build and own the towers often farm out the maintenance work to contractors like Qualtek.
The report, “What Lies Beneath,” focuses on Google Fiber, a high-profile company that relies heavily on contractors, and offers a deep dive into contracted out work.
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 ...

Advances made through audio technology can improve opportunities and overcome barriers for the visually impaired.

Interpreters for the deaf can serve more clients -- if they gain access to high-speed teleconferences provided via broadband.
Broadband has allowed doctors in Georgia to save lives and minimize the potentially devastating impact of strokes on rural Georgians.
The Milwaukee public school system used the federal E-rate program to construct an advanced broadband network for its schools -- 55 of which have access to two-way video.