Stop the #FCCRuralDowngrade: Keeping the FCC From Abandoning Rural America

When
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Location
Russell Senate Office Building
Room 485
Washington DC, 20002

Join Public Knowledge and other advocacy groups for a deep dive into the Federal Communication Commission’s wireline infrastructure proceeding, a significant downgrade for rural America.

In November 2017, the Commission rolled back critical copper retirement rules that protected consumers from harmful practices by telecommunications companies. This panel will explain what exactly the Commission’s Order did, how it will affect everyday Americans (particularly rural Americans), and what can be done to ensure that consumers have adequate access to broadband regardless of their ZIP Code.  

Moderator: Yosef Getachew, Policy Fellow, Public Knowledge

Panelists:* 

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Debbie Goldman, Telecommunications Policy Director, Communications Workers of America

Elin Katz, President, National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates

*Additional panelists still pending confirmation

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