In a webinar on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel joined CWA President Chris Shelton, CWA District 4 Vice President Linda L. Hinton, and members of CWA’s Build Broadband Better project to discuss how the FCC is addressing the pressing need for affordable, reliable broadband service through the Emergency Broadband Benefit, and what CWA members are doing to help promote broadband access in their communities.
“Broadband providers build next generation fiber networks where it’s profitable – dense, wealthier areas. That has left more than one-third of U.S. households without true broadband service, either because of availability or affordability,” President Shelton said during the webinar. “And we saw that even when companies have built broadband with federal dollars, they have often done so with low-road contractors that cut corners to speed through construction jobs, risking safety and quality.”
“The pandemic has made the digital divide impossible to ignore. I believe it has also mobilized people to demand more – from their employers and from the government. CWA members are ready to put their experience and expertise to work,” he added.
Watch the event at www.facebook.com/CWAUnion/videos/242072997334649.