At a CWA press conference congressmen urged the FCC and Doj to stop the Verizon/Big Cable deal, one calling it "just a cartel in disguise."
Both Maryland senators, plus some Baltimore officials, backed CWA in its protest against the Verizon/cable deal, which would leave Baltimore without FiOS.
The FCC may be favoring the Verizon/cable deal, but a report says the Justice Department is still suspicious that the deal locks out competition.
A new report from CWA shows that Verizon's FiOS build-out would add some 72,000 jobs, but that the cable deal promises to kill those jobs.
32 U.S. members urged the FCC and the Justice Department of widespread concern over the anti-competitive Verizon/cable deal.
Verizon is introducing a higher-speed, higher priced FiOS, but many low-income households have no access to FiOS at all.
Hundreds of Verizon workers showed up FCC HQ to protest the job-threatening deal with big cable.
On Huffington Post, CWA President Larry Cohen explains who really pays for proposed Verizon/cable deal: consumers and workers.
CWA to FCC: The proposed deal between Verizon Wireless and Big Cable would disproportionally negatively impact people of color and lower income families.
Getting Seniors Online says low-income seniors have the lowest Internet adoptions rates, and while public programs help, they're inadequately funded.