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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.
Eligible low-income households can receive $50 a month in broadband subsidies through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org.
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.
CWA’s comments recommend that the Commission embark on a full proceeding to investigate the facts and, if they bear out Fuse’s position, order AT&T to carry Fuse Media’s two cable networks, Fuse and FM, on equitable terms that do not unreasonably restrict Fuse and FM’s ability to compete fairly, as determined by the Media Bureau.
CWA urges the FCC to adopt conditions, if it approves the transaction, to mitigate the transaction’s threat to Lifeline customers.
Teleperformance is the world's largest call center service provider, operating in 80 countries and providing services to some of the largest brands and companies on the planet, including AT&T.
“More accurate maps of the availability, quality and cost of broadband services in each state and territory provide governors with an important tool to better inform residents and measure the progress of state programs,” the report said.
A Local Progress brief recommends actions cities and counties can take to promote safety when infrastructure is installed in the right-of-way, including safety reporting requirements, compliance with existing labor laws, and requiring that providers report to the city the identities of each entity performing work in the public right-of-way, including when the entity is a subcontractor.
Nearly 40 percent of the workers on the center's fifth floor have become infected with the coronavirus or developed symptoms since mid-November.