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“A complex remedy that carries a high risk of failure and exposes the public to substantial economic harm if it fails is not in the ‘public interest,’” said CWA.
Instead of doing the right thing by acknowledging workers’ dedication and investing in American jobs, AT&T is doing a billionaire’s bidding by putting its workers on the chopping block and abandoning these communities.
The legislation establishes two $125 million grant programs to promote digital equity nationwide.
“The law says the FCC must consider how its rules impact ownership by women and people of color. The FCC treated its important statutory obligation as less important than a high-school math assignment, and the court gave it a failing grade even at that level,” said Cheryl Leanza of the United Church of Christ Office of Communication, Inc.
Sprint fraudulently received millions of dollars in federal subsidies by falsely claiming it provided Lifeline service to 885,000 inactive subscribers.
“The proposal to place a universal cap on these programs is a direct assault on the FCC’s mission of bridging the digital divide,” wrote 30 US senators.
Cord-cutting, or cancelling traditional video service for over-the-top streaming services or no service at all, is a problem for cable companies across the industry.
Senate AB 1366 would have extended a harmful deregulation bill pushed through by telecommunications companies in 2012 that has tied the hands of state regulators ever since.
Vulture hedge funds like Elliott Management seek to boost a company’s share price by cutting costs, and then take profits before the long-term consequences set in.