Last week, a group of CWA members participated in a multi-day "Build Broadband Better" training program to learn how to increase public support for proposals to fund broadband buildout.
The group discussed how public education, lobbying, and media attention can help ensure that high speed internet connections are built where they are most needed, that corporations are held accountable for providing high quality service, and that the funds support good, union jobs in our communities.
"I'm really excited to share what I have learned with other CWA members and people in my community," said CWA Local 6215 member Robin Johnson. "Telecom workers like us have real world experience. We need to be part of the discussion when legislators are creating these broadband buildout proposals. Otherwise the companies will focus on putting money into shareholders' pockets instead of investing in reliable service installed and supported by workers like us, who have the training and expertise to make sure the job is done right."