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The "Unlocking Technology Act" is in Congress. But it won't pass without overwhelming public support.
It only takes a few minutes to help it pass. For information on how to call your representative and how to join the campaign, visit fixthedmca.org.
I want a competitive and flexible future of video that makes it easier to access the programming I love!
Ever wonder why your cable bill is so high? Why you have to pay for so many channels you don't even watch? Why you can't pay HBO to access their content directly? Why networks like TLC and Food Network aren't legally available online?
Increasing numbers of people are canceling their cable subscriptions. More than 50% of PK staff are cord-cutters. Are you? We want to hear from you. Share your cable stories here!
We'll publish the best stories on our blog on Thursday, March 21!
For background, read our blog post Why Is Your Cable Bill So High?
AT&T has announced plans to upgrade its network and replace traditional telephone service with new, more efficient IP-based networks, networks that communicate via Internet Protocol. So what?
It is great news that AT&T is investing in its network; this improvement is how competition is supposed to work. But this network upgrade also raises critical questions that go to the very heart of the 100-year-old social contract that made voice service in America universally available, affordable, and reliable.
To read more about how the transition to IP-based networks effects the way we understand the phone system, and so much of current telecommunications policy, click here.
I want the telephone system to be universally available, affordable, and reliable regardless of the underlying technology.
Dear President Obama,
The process by which the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is being negotiated suffers from a democracy deficit that undermines its legitimacy.
This secretive process is not consistent with your administration's commitment to open government and is particularly problematic when chapters of the trade agreement, like the intellectual property chapter, negatively impact domestic policy.
For five years, Public Knowledge has been asking the FCC to give text messaging the same type of protection that it gives to voice calling. Central to that is an assurance that wireless carriers do not get to cut you off just because you take a position they don’t like. Tell the FCC it is time to make sure that wireless carriers cannot cut off your text messages just because they don't like what's being said.
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