Michigan

CWA District 4 and T/T Sector Reach Tentative Contracts with AT&T Midwest and Legacy
In an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press, Jamal Simmons urges passage of the AT&T/T-Mobile merger.
The Communications Workers of America is supporting two parallel congressional bills allocating the D-Block wireless spectrum for a dedicated public safety network.
About 100 million Americans do not have broadband access at home. Numerous surveys tell us why: lower-income people can't afford computers and Internet access, many people don't know how to use the technology, others don't see the value of the Internet, and about 12-24 million Americans still don't have access to broadband networks.
While a lot of attention has been focused on the infrastructure grants awarded by The Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), the biggest impact that BTOP grants could be in broadband adoption. There are a number of very exciting projects in this field, and several different models to increase digital literacy and interest in broadband.
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.
Momentum continues to build for Congress to step in and pass a narrowly targeted bill to clarify FCC authority over broadband regulation.
Speed Matters' partner One Economy was awarded $28.5 million in grant money to expand high-speed Internet in underserved communities in the latest round of NITA's Broadband Opportunity funding.
With the price tag of college tuition rising and unemployment growing, distance learning is allowing community colleges to increase enrollment without overburdening finite resources. Thanks to broadband, offering courses virtually has never been easier - and that's good news to the nation's community colleges, which are being swamped by job seekers going back to school.
A new piece of legislation has the potential to shut down a $600 million corporate tax windfall in the Verizon-Frontier deal, and protect consumers, workers, and communities.