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“Although the FCC Order acknowledges the merger will likely lead to store closures and job loss, the FCC fails to protect workers with employment-related conditions,” said Debbie Goldman, CWA Research and Telecommunications Policy Director.
The lawsuit undermines T-Mobile’s commitments to rural communities as it prepares to defend itself in another lawsuit by the attorneys general from the District of Columbia and 15 states challenging the proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger.
The outage prevented hundreds of 911 calls from reaching emergency operators.
“The proposal to place a universal cap on these programs is a direct assault on the FCC’s mission of bridging the digital divide,” wrote 30 US senators.
Cord-cutting, or cancelling traditional video service for over-the-top streaming services or no service at all, is a problem for cable companies across the industry.
Senate AB 1366 would have extended a harmful deregulation bill pushed through by telecommunications companies in 2012 that has tied the hands of state regulators ever since.
Vulture hedge funds like Elliott Management seek to boost a company’s share price by cutting costs, and then take profits before the long-term consequences set in.
The states’ probes could expand to include other tech giants such as Amazon and Apple.
The states’ probes could expand to include other tech giants such as Amazon and Apple.
“This massive ‘sunny day’ outage was completely unacceptable and impacted millions of customers across the country. Americans expect and deserve reliable phone and broadband service—especially the ability to call 911,” said FCC Chairman Pai.