On Labor Day, volunteers from CWA and Microsoft participated in a first of its kind “Get Connected” event at the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council’s annual Labor Day festival to help residents who need it receive no-cost internet service. CWA and Microsoft coordinated with EveryoneOn, a non-profit organization, and the Atlanta Housing Authority to pre-qualify residents for the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program, a part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that increases high speed internet access and affordability.
U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock, who is running for re-election in Georgia, spoke at the event and encouraged eligible participants to enroll in the Affordable Connectivity Program. The partnership between CWA and Microsoft builds on a groundbreaking labor neutrality agreement announced in June, which includes a commitment to collaborate on technology adoption and skill building programs. Additional sign up events are planned for October in Detroit, Mich.; Memphis, Tenn.; New York City, and rural North Carolina.
On Labor Day, U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock joined volunteers from CWA at the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council’s annual Labor Day festival and encouraged participants to enroll in the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program to receive no-cost internet service.