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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 urged the FCC to raise its broadband download speed benchmark to 100 Mbps, continue to find that mobile services are no substitute for fixed broadband, and do more to close the digital divide in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
AT&T is making the digital divide worse and failing its customers and workers by not investing in crucial buildout of fiber-optic infrastructure that is the standard for broadband networks worldwide.
Decreasing the number of corporate stores is part of the game plan proposed a year ago when vulture hedge fund Elliott Management took a small stake in AT&T.
“This survey shows that Americans are alarmed about the negative impact that a handful of giant technology platforms are having on their daily lives,” said George Slover, senior policy counsel at Consumer Reports.
On the webinar, Vice Presidents from both the San Diego Unified School Board and San Ysidro School Board shed light on how the digital divide continues to affect students during this all-virtual school year.
“I will not sit idly by and see the public monies fleeced by any company that refuses accountability,” said Mississippi PSC Commissioner Brandon Presley.