Civil Rights

?In order to fulfill its purpose of meeting the changing needs of low-income Americans, the FCC should update the program to reflect the increasing importance of the Internet,? the letter says.
The FCC must continue reforming inmate calling services to ensure rates are just, reasonable, and fair.
The partnership between federal programs, Internet service providers, and local governments will extend high-speed broadband to low-income households, closing the homework gap and providing more Americans with digital opportunity.
Legislation has been introduced that would direct the FCC to establish a broadband Lifeline program. Activists, regulators, and members of the telecommunications industry -- all are lending support.
FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to expand the Lifeline program to include high-speed Internet. This is an important step toward ensuring universal communications access.
A co-chair of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights Media and Telecommunications Task Force explains how a recent GAO report reiterates the need to expand the Lifeline program.
The NLRB rejected a motion by CNN, thereby affirming its 2014 decision compensate more than 300 NABET-CWA-represented employees who lost jobs and wages in a phony reorganization.
Judge orders policies rescinded; T-Mobile US must advise employees that the company has violated federal labor law.
?As broadband rapidly replaces voice service as the basic communications tool for our era, the FCC should rapidly update Lifeline to match the times," wrote the LCCHR.
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is supporting an upgrade and expansion of the Lifeline program which, she said, "was established in the mid '80s, has been stuck in the mid '80s.?