Public Safety

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.

AFA-CWA met with FCC officials to oppose a proposal that would allow cell phone calls on airline flights, arguing that in-flight cell phone calls would be disruptive and enhance terrorist and cyber-warfare capabilities.
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.
Fifteen U.S. Senators wrote a letter to the FCC applauding the agency?s proposal to reform inmate calling rates, and encouraged the FCC to move forward quickly.
Which cities and specific technologies are still unknown, but modern solutions for safety, lighting, transportation, and parking are expected to be an aspect of the partnership between AT&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
CWA and the AFL-CIO, civil rights groups, public interest and consumer organizations, education advocates and library associations all filed comments at the FCC urging the agency to modernize the low-income subsidy program to support broadband services, quality standards, and to establish a neutral third-party eligibility verifier.
The joint Reply Comments support the FCC's proposal to update the Lifeline program and offer specific recommendations to promote the affordability of broadband services for low-income families.
Citing instances of substandard service quality, the CPUC voted to examine the condition of AT&T and Verizon copper networks in the state.
The FCC this week adopted new rules to help emergency responders better locate wireless 911 calls.
This week, the FCC adopted a notice of proposed rulemaking designed to protect consumers in the transition from copper, circuit-switched to IP based networks.