A union representing Verizon workers has called for investigations into whether the company is allowing its copper phone and DSL networks to deteriorate.
The Communications Workers of America (CWA) said it is sending letters to regulators in New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, DC. The union, which is trying to pressure Verizon while it negotiates a new contract, pointed to a Verizon statement that the telco has spent $200 million on its copper network since 2008.
“$200 million represents 0.39 percent of the $50.7 billion Verizon spent on its wireline network from 2008 to 2014,” the CWA said.
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