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This haphazard retirement of DSL without alternatives available is the outcome of the FCC’s 2018 Order relaxing consumer protection standards around the IP transition.
“There is a huge swath of communities along the westside of Fresno County that lack basic infrastructure for broadband,” said Stan Santos, a splicing technician for AT&T and a member of CWA Local 9408. “As the incumbent local exchange carrier, my employer, AT&T, is directly responsible for this failure to connect our communities to broadband.”
“CenturyLink continues to try to shirk its responsibility to over 100,000 New Mexicans who rely on the company for residential phone service, particularly in rural areas” said Brenda Roberts, CWA District 7 Vice President. “Fortunately, New Mexico has not adopted the deregulation agenda being pushed by corporations who are more interested in serving their big stockholders than their customers.”
Billionaire Paul Singer is the CEO of the hedge fund Elliott Management which has launched a predatory campaign to destroy AT&T.
Writers for Lovestruck, a mobile game produced by Voltage Entertainment USA, return to work after management agrees to pay increases averaging 78 percent and increased transparency at work.
The report by Common Sense and Boston Consulting Group lends important guidance and an added sense of urgency for Congress and states to address the unequal access students and teachers face.
The bill requires the New York Public Service Commission to assess and map the availability, reliability, and affordability of high-speed broadband Internet access within New York.
“You can set your watch to T-Mobile’s consistency on betraying workers,” said CWA President Chris Shelton. “Practically before the ink has dried on these commitments to the CPUC, the company is already finding a way to shirk its responsibilities.”
The settlement requires Frontier to spend at least $10 million over four years to improve service quality in Minnesota and to refund $750,000 to customers.
"We understand that for many businesses, the only response to the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 public health emergency has been to shutter their doors and lay off workers. We object, however, to corporations using the pandemic as justification for continuing to make anti-worker decisions that are aimed at boosting share price," the senators wrote.
The bill will protect call center workers across the state by denying state grants, loans, and tax breaks to companies who move taxpayer-funded Mississippi call center jobs out of the country.