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Telehealth visits increased from 15 percent in 2019 to 40 percent in 2020.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program directs the FCC to reimburse eligible carriers $50 per month ($75 per month on Tribal lands) to provide discounted broadband service and $100 per eligible household reimbursement for a connected device.
CWA and The Utility Reform Network (TURN) had raised concerns about Frontier’s intention to follow through on promised investment to improve service.
Over two million customers cut the cord in the first quarter of 2020.
Black and Latino communities are 7 percent less likely to have access to the Internet than white Americans.
CWA and the Freedom from Facebook coalition have long maintained that Facebook has too much power over people’s lives.
AT&T and other corporations have been under scrutiny for failing to follow through on their promises to use their tax windfalls from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act that went into effect in 2018 to create jobs, raise wages, and increase investment in infrastructure.
T-Mobile retail worker Carlos Silva, from Pinole, CA, who along with his coworkers recently voted to join the CWA, asked T-Mobile to protect workers from COVID-19 as they reopen and make sure workers’ incomes are not affected by the company’s recent merger with Sprint.
“It's time to ensure affordable, high-speed broadband access, as well as access to health care for everyone, unimpeded voting rights, and the opportunity to join a union no matter where you work,” said the presidents of CWA, AFT, and SEIU. “The time for bold action is now.”