New Orleans Remember the poor…low and moderate income families who will always be with us? Well, more evidence keeps piling up that when it comes to internet access and a lifeline to the 21st Century, the “volunteer” efforts by the big cable companies are continuing to make the FCC’s claims of lowering the digital [...]
DOL Secretary Hilda L. Solis at Press Conference on Connect2Complete
New Orleans In an amazingly shallow, puff piece that might almost have come out of the Comcast marketing and public relations department, “Mixed Response to Comcast in Expanding Net Access” by Amy Chozick about the only dark spot in this incredible whitewash.
Comcast set up shop in [...]
New Orleans Local 100, United Labor Unions, turned in scores of complaints from our members in Houston and Little Rock as did Action United in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh over the obstacles Comcast put in the way of lower income families attempting to gain access to the internet and inexpensive computers. We endured meeting after meeting [...]
New Orleans FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski released the annual report on broadband internet access this week in Washington, DC, bemoaning the fact that the United States is still not among the leaders in broadband speed and that 19,000,000 do not have access. The FCC thinks this is mainly a rural problem, and god knows, having just [...]
New Orleans No sooner are we dissecting Comcast and VP David Cohen’s remarks about metering broadband access than later in the day Gerry Smith, the Huffington Post tech writer, breaks the story of the FCC’s announcement of a settlement with the company over their foot dragging on their agreement to market a fixed rate broadband [...]
Toronto Yet more disconcerting news flying in the face of all of us who care about the class and opportunity divides that are permanently widening the inequity between have-a-littles and have-a-lots with emerging reports of metered broadband access to the internet thanks to the relentless efforts of Times-Warner, Comcast and other cable companies, and the [...]