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The former Nokia employees worked in now-closed Omaha Telecommunications facility; many could lose health insurance through no fault of their own.
The Broadband Research Base is a searchable collection of reports, studies, and journal articles that address the impact of broadband and digital inclusion on community and individual well-being.
“Both the original transaction and proposed settlement agreement raise the threat of higher phone bills, less choice, fewer jobs, and worse wages for hardworking Americans,” said House Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman David N. Cicilline (D-RI).
This past September, at the tail end of the legislative session, Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) introduced a landmark bill to expand our high speed internet infrastructure: Rural Broadband Initiative Act of 2006.
CWA's Speed Matters brochure is now available at http://files.cwa-union.org/speedmatters/SpeedMattersBrochure.pdf
House calls were once considered a thing of the past, but with specialists in high demand in rural America, psychiatrists are using telemedicine to treat patients in their own homes.
For our nation's deaf, finding easy ways to communicate throught the channels the rest of us take for granted has been a constant challenge -- but that's changing. High speed internet has made new video conferencing tools possible, opening new and exciting doors of dialogue.
In the last decade, public libraries have expanded their resources to become primary points of access to the internet for millions of Americans. 10 years ago only 25% of libraries had internet access but today 99% of libraries offer access to the internet.
CWA has just released a detailed policy paper which explains why the U.S. needs a national policy for universal high speed broadband.
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.