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If approved, Verizon will become the largest US prepaid provider with about 25 million subscribers.
The outage took down several websites and Internet services including Reddit, Hulu, and Amazon Web Services.
A new poll of 1,938 individuals by the Internet Innovation Alliance finds that ninety percent of US voters support closing the digital divide through federal funds and sixty-two percent want Congress to “immediately” deploy broadband Internet to unserved areas.
The average 5G speed in the US is 52.3 Mbps, compared to 224 Mbps in South Korea.
"It is clearer than ever that affordable broadband is essential,” the letter reads. “Yet tens of millions of Americans don't have broadband Internet at home."
The failed $3.9 billion deal would have resulted in a broadcast behemoth, harming localism, reducing viewpoint diversity, and killing jobs.
According to the FCC, 18.3 million people in the US still lacked access to fixed broadband speeds of 25/3 Mbps in 2018. Unfortunately, the FCC’s data likely understates the problem.
The employees targeted for interrogation by Verizon had signed a petition calling on Verizon to implement in-person anti-racism training across the entire company.
“As our financial, educational, social, civic, and healthcare needs become more dependent on the Internet during this crisis, Congress must commit to ensuring that no one loses connectivity,” urged the Senators.
“I was disappointed that T-Mobile drove in high level managers to try to bust our union,” said Monica Luna, who works in the Del Rio T-Mobile store. “Having us in close quarters with union busting managers didn’t seem essential. It put us at more risk for getting COVID-19, not less.“
Letter calls for coronavirus relief funds for clean energy, equitable water-payment systems, wider broadband access.