Federal Legislation

School officials in Tennessee have found that merely handing out iPads and Chromebooks does not in itself close the digital divide.
The National Labor Relations Board ruled that workers have the right to use their work email accounts during non-work hours to discuss workplace issues.
Congressman Bill Foster (D-IL) hopes to provide low-income students with home Internet, using the same system of public assistance that underwrites other necessities.
FCC Commissioners Clyburn and Rosenworcel indicate support to extend Lifeline universal service to broadband.
The FCC approved further modernization of its E-rate program, and raised the Connect America Fund?s benchmark speed to 10/4 mbps, moves immediately praised by CWA and other organizations.
Women continue to drop out of technical work in the high-tech industry because, in part, "... they've been treated in a way they find hostile, demeaning or condescending."
CWA today congratulated the FCC on its move to raise the annual cap on E-rate funding by $1.5 billion.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote that the E-Rate program, "... is the nation's largest education technology program. It helps schools and libraries in every state, by supporting access to modern communications and the Internet.?
According to a new report from Glassdoor, a women?s hiring website, ?At most of these [high-tech] companies, men report earning a higher base salary than women for the same role..."
When President Obama called for reclassification of broadband as a Title II service, AT&T said it would delay building out its GigaPower U-verse service.