California

The executive director of the San Francisco Labor Council writes that the AT&T/T-Mobile merger would mean job help for California.
Blocking the AT&T/T-Mobile merger is contrary to getting Americans back to work, writes Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation.
The number of city mayors supporting AT&T's $39 billion bid for T-Mobile climbed to 102 from 24 states. That number is in addition to 26 governors and 11 state attorneys general.
Many low-income people still have trouble accessing and using computer technology. So, the federal government, through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), is bringing computer technology to the very people who need it most.
The California Public Utilities Commission held the last of three public workshops on the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merger. At the hearing, held in Los Angeles on July 21, 2001, labor joined community and business organizations to voice its support to the merger.
United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez announced in a July 12, 2011, newspaper op-ed that the fabled union is supporting the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, in part because it promises to bring information technology to rural areas.
Representative Doris Matsui (D-CA) has re-introduced her bill that would require the FCC to fund pilot programs providing subsidies to low-income households to purchase broadband service, supported by the Universal Service Fund.
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently considered whether it would be necessary to launch a fact-finding investigation into the proposed merger between AT&T Wireless and T-Mobile. The Commission voted three to two in favor of launching an investigation, and will submit its findings to the FCC as part of that agency's review of the merger.
With the negotiations for the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal coming closer to a formal decision, the LA Times urged federal regulators to ensure conditions are placed on the deal to keep the TV services market competitive.
On Wednesday, December 15, the Communications Workers of America and the Speed Matters campaign released the 2010 Report on Internet Speeds in all 50 States.