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Five public interest and labor organizations -- the Communications Workers of America, Public Knowledge, the Center for Media Justice/MAG-Net, and Color of Change -- delivered the petitions to the FCC.
Total number of broadband subscriptions is now more than 90 million, with top cable companies having about 55.2 million broadband subscribers, and top telephone companies having 35.1 million subscribers.

The legal battle between AT&T and the city of Louisville is gaining national attention, but important facts of the case are often lost in speculation over corporate giant's maneuvering. A hard look at those facts reveals an attempt by the city to unfairly undermine companie's property rights, hard-negotiated contracts, regulatory authority, and public safety.

We?re almost there! The FCC this week released a draft order to update the Lifeline program to include broadband.
Following an investigation, the Commission found that Verizon?s supercookies were an invasion of privacy, and is requiring Verizon to notify its customers of the practice and obtain customer opt-in moving forward.
Public Knowledge?s petition will test Comcast?s tenuous argument and prompt a response from the FCC to clarify the net neutrality rules. That clarification is important as more ISPs introduce zero-rating plans to entice cord-cutters.
The number of pay-TV subscribers belies the degree of fanfare Google Fiber generates.
Most low- and moderate-income families have some form of Internet connection, but many are under-connected, with mobile-only access and inconsistent connectivity.

Residents complained that Google's contractors have damaged homes and lawns, blocked driveways, and trespassed.

?The FCC has a responsibility to help low-income households overcome the economic barriers to modern telecommunications services to promote the full social and economic participation of all Americans,? President Shelton wrote in the letter.