New Orleans Simple fact: the Justice department cannot allow Comcast to buy Times-Warner cable operations. No way, no how! In fact given the level of untrammeled, anti-competitive monopoly already rampant in the cable industry, which is directly responsible for both widening the internet divide and slowing down internet speeds to globally uncompetitive and exorbitantly [...]
New Orleans In Congressional hearings vetting the President’s nominee, Tom Wheeler, as the new Chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) there seems to be little hope that we will get the progress needed in creating national standards for higher speed internet connections or a reduction of the digital divide. Wheeler was quoted yesterday stating [...]
New Orleans When it comes to creating some form of internet equity so that lower income families have access to the internet and can overcome the digital divide, everyone “gets” it, but no one wants to do what it takes to make it happen.
President Obama on his way to meet the Chinese Premier [...]
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.
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 [...]