New York

AT&T and Verizon are waging a ferocious lobbying campaign at the state level to end universal service - and no one is paying attention.
Officials from five cities say, "Don?t let the Verizon/cable deal slam the door on our high speed-future."
Verizon won't fulfill its promise of FiOS to Buffalo, so the Don't Bypass Buffalo Coalition is increasing the pressure.
CWA and the workers at Brooklyn Cablevision won a decisive organizing drive using all the resources available.
While many Americans in Verizon's service area have high-speed fiber optic FiOS, millions are left out.
The Don't Bypass Buffalo Coalition ramped up the fight for broadband equality in that New York State city.
Support from elected representatives in Connecticut and New York have helped in T-Mobile workers getting a voice on the job. Earlier this week, 15 T-Mobile USA technicians in Connecticut voted for representation by CWA-TU.
On July 20, 2011, Buffalo NY residents testified at a Buffalo City Council meeting against Verizon discriminatory deployment of its high-speed broadband service. The giant telecom has brought state-of-the-art fiber optics — FiOS — to the suburbs of the Lake Erie city, but not to the city itself, despite lobbying by local leaders.
Business growth in city centers is increasingly reliant on broadband speed. Connected communities can support new economic endeavors and provide their residents with greater health and education opportunities. In Buffalo, the need for high-speed connectivity has resulted in a city-wide campaign to bring Verizon FiOS broadband to neighborhoods in need.
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.