With 39 percent of households in Lumen’s footprint lacking access to broadband, CWA and NDIA demand Lumen invest in next-generation networks and its highly skilled union workforce.
The workers say the company is hiring too many outside contractors and bargaining in bad faith in negotiations that have been ongoing since March.
The report finds that the most influential telecommunications companies and related trade associations spent more than $234 million on lobbying and federal elections during the 116th Congress—an average of more than $320,000 a day.
Yet another study shows that other countries are pulling ahead of America when it comes to high-speed Internet access.
Few regions of the United States are more spread out and have rougher terrain than Tuolumne County, California. Containing the Sierra Nevada Mountains and Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne is not exactly tailor-made for high speed internet infrastructure.
In a sign that lawmakers are starting to develop national policies to support the buildout of affordable, high-speed internet access, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) is introducing the Connected Nation Act of 2007.
Encouraging signs are coming from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has announced her intention to move forward on a set of programs called the "Innovation Agenda."
Residents of small communities in central Pennsylvania are struggling to catch up with the advancement of technology all around them.
The United States leads the world in so many economic categories, it's easy to take our global dominance for granted. But a report released this week by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) shows there's at least one area where the U.S. is seriously lagging: high speed internet access.
Students and teachers at the University of Alabama have a reason to relax. Technology is now available to digitally record entire classroom lectures, which are then posted online for students to view. The program, Tegrity, allows teachers to record their lecture, including any PowerPoint slides, online material, and group discussions. So long as high speed internet access is available, students and teachers could both benefit from this new technology.
Are we deploying high-speed Internet access as fast as we should? That's what the FCC wants to know.