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Through the U.S. Agency for Global Media, the U.S. funds international broadcasting networks—such as the Voice of America and the Middle East Broadcasting Networks—to bring unbiased news to countries where press freedom is restricted.
The U.S. Postal Service has more than 32,000 facilities. We reviewed damages to them from recent weather-related natural disasters, what USPS is doing to make them more resilient to climate change, and more.
While most Americans have broadband internet access, many do not—a gap known as the digital divide. Federal efforts to bridge it rely on data FCC collects from broadband providers. We have raised concerns that this data overstates service.
In 2020, FCC was tasked with mapping all U.S.
The U.S. Postal Service has increased its hiring of non-career employees to save money. Non-career employees are paid less and receive fewer benefits than career employees, and USPS has more flexibility with their schedules.
The U.S. Postal Service's financial viability has been on our High Risk List since 2009. Declining mail volumes and increased costs have made it harder for USPS to cover all its costs. USPS cites quality customer service as important to sustaining its business.