Consumer Protections and Good Jobs

The CA PUC approved Frontier Communication?s acquisition of Verizon?s wireline assets in the state, completing a transfer of assets that spanned three states: Florida, Texas, and California.
Sixteen municipalities across four counties in New Jersey have filed a complaint with the NJ BPU against Verizon, asking regulators to collect data on the company?s phone and Internet services and to protect customers by preventing Verizon from further neglecting its copper network.
The New York Times hosted an online discussion on American infrastructure priorities. Nicol Turner-Lee argued that high-speed broadband should be recognized alongside the traditional infrastructure like road and highways as vital to the people of the country.

The MD PSC sent a letter to Verizon demanding the company respond to CWA's request for an investigation, which provided the state agency with photographs depicting the company?s sustained neglect.

CWA supports the FCC's proposal to adopt clear criteria to evaluate a telecom carrier?s request to discontinue, reduce, or impair legacy service as communications infrastructure changes from copper to fiber.
Senator Booker and FCC Chairman Wheeler exchanged letters over an important issue concerning the technology transition from copper to fiber networks: back-up batteries.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) today filed a letter with the Maryland Public Service Commission calling on the PSC to re-open an investigation into Verizon's quality of service on its copper network, which is the primary network serving much of the state, including Baltimore.
Comparison shopping for Internet service will be easier with standard disclosure forms, recommended by FCC?s Consumer Advisory Committee.
CWA supports the FCC's proposal to adopt clear criteria to evaluate a telecom carrier?s request to discontinue, reduce, or impair service.
Pressure grows on Verizon as NYC Council examines Verizon?s broken promise to build-out high-speed FiOS network.