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“From fighting the ‘real names’ policy, to opposing Project Maven, to protesting the egregious, multi-million dollar payouts that have been given to executives who’ve committed sexual harassment, we’ve seen first-hand that Alphabet responds when we act collectively. Our new union provides a sustainable structure to ensure that our shared values as Alphabet employees are respected even after the headlines fade,” said Google Program Manager Nicki Anselmo.
CWA and AT&T will also extend their COVID-19 work from home agreement.
CWA, TURN, and Frontier announced a proposed settlement to resolve the CPUC review of Frontier’s bankruptcy plan, which includes a $1.75 billion investment in infrastructure to improve service quality and fiber deployment to 350,000 locations in the state.
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.
Students in the Homework Gap are forced to gather in the parking lots outside schools, public libraries, and fast food restaurants in hopes of getting a wifi connection.
“A strong response is critical given the supreme importance of connectivity while the country continues its efforts to combat the unprecedented and devastating COVID-19 pandemic,” wrote members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
This is the first time the FCC has fined a carrier for its failure to provide accurate broadband deployment data.
“COVID-19 continues to reveal to the public and policymakers alike that a reliable Internet connection is an absolute necessity in the modern world,” concludes the BroadbandNow report.
The Governor’s executive order requires state agencies to pursue a goal of 100 Mbps broadband download speed, mapping and data collection, funding, and deployment.