Telecommunications

AT&T slashes jobs, leaves areas without broadband internet while funneling dividends to Wall Street

By Mark Witkowski, 31 October 2020

The telecom giant slashed 3,500 jobs in the Midwest alone in spite of strong demand for broadband internet access due to large numbers of people working from home.

Family suing Verizon over death of worker sent into high-risk locations without protective equipment

By Samuel Davidson, 19 August 2020

The family of a Philadelphia-area Verizon employee is suing the company for negligence, saying he was forced to work without proper protective gear in locations such as nursing homes.

Onslaught on jobs and conditions at British Telecom

By Barry Mason and Robert Stevens, 29 June 2020

Slashing offices from 300 to 30 comes on top of proposals to cut BT's 100,000-strong workforce by around 13,000.

Frontier Communications executives receive bonuses with firm in bankruptcy

By Mark Witkowski, 19 June 2020

A U.S bankruptcy judge in late May approved $37.7 million in bonuses for executives at Frontier Communications corporation as the telecommunications firm navigates its way through Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Claiming sympathy for protesters, US tech giants aid police militarization and surveillance

By Kevin Reed, 13 June 2020

Verizon and AT&T are funding a group dedicated to militarizing local police and working with the security state to expand secret warrantless surveillance of the public.

US telecoms see opportunity to cut jobs, boost profits in pandemic

By Mark Witkowski, 1 June 2020

Telecoms are directing employees to work from home during the pandemic as they seek ways to impose job cuts and cost savings.