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Technician Brigade members will fight for local subcontractor transparency policies.
Arizona Corporation Commissioners questioned Frontier CEO Nick Jeffery on the unequal treatment of tribal workers amid the company's failure to meet its Arizona broadband deployment targets.
A new report issued by the AFL-CIO, its 30th annual Death on the Job Report, reveals that every day, on average, 275 U.S. workers die from hazardous working conditions. CWA Local 3808 member Eric Chapman, an AT&T worker in Nashville, spoke at an AFL-CIO press event about two CWA members from his local who recently died – deaths that the union believes could have been prevented.
In cooperation with Connected Nation, a nonprofit group aimed at expanding high-speed Internet access and other community-based technology improvements, CWA has developed model legislation for state-level Internet policies.
Hempstead County, Arkansas, is the latest American rural community to take steps toward high speed internet access. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service has teamed up with Hempstead County for the pilot project of its new program -- Connected Communities for the 21st Century.
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.