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Union planned to picket Democratic presidential debate due to longstanding labor dispute.
Union makes significant investment in new organizing staff and resources aimed at helping technology and game workers across North America fight for better working conditions.
The New York State Call Center Jobs Act states that any call center company with 50 or more full-time or full-time equivalent workers that has taken loans, grants, or tax breaks from New York State will forfeit those benefits if they move 30% of their jobs overseas.
Residents of West Virginia, like many in rural America, are feeling the pain of the digital divide. A group of eight state lawmakers has decided it is high time for a change.
For a good illustration of the consequences of the digital divide for local governments and Internet users, take a look at the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. A recent article describes the strain put on city library systems because of a lack of home access for rural neighbors.
Tomorrow, consumers and workers will rally in Portland Maine's Monument Square, where they'll demand fairness from the telecommunications industry.
New lyrics to an old song get to the heart of the need for high-speed internet. Check it out, then sing along!
4th Coming, an interactive role-playing game, has spread quickly to game fans around the world. The game has spread to a larger scale than creator Marc Frega might have dreamed. This is about more than entertainment. It's about the possibilities that emerge from the world of interconnectedness that comes with increased high-speed Internet access.
Minnesota is facing a problem not uncommon to states these days. Rural residents are being left in the dust when it comes to access to high speed internet services. Affirming this claim is a report from the Center for Rural Policy and Development, a nonprofit based in St. Peter, Minnesota. The organization, which evaluates issues from a rural perspective, recently published their 2006 Rural Internet Study analyzing internet accessibility in rural versus urban areas.
Clint, TX may only have 1,000 residents, but, like other small towns in Texas, it's being opened up to new opportunities thanks to high-speed Internet.
We've been keeping an eye on Verizon's proposed sale of 1.5 million Vermont land lines to FairPoint Communications, and the likely negative impact it will have on high speed internet access in rural New England. FairPoint, it seems, is in no position to build the infrastructure needed to bring high speed internet to rural communities.