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New Senate Bill Prohibits Digital Platforms From Anticompetitive Discrimination

October 14, 2021

Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chuck Grassley announced the release of the American Innovation and Choice Online Act.

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FCC Expands E-Rate Program to Tribal Libraries

September 30, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to update the definition of library in the E-Rate program rules. This will clarify the eligibility of Tribal libraries, in response to the 2018 update to the definition of libraries contained in the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). By taking this […]

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FCC Moves to Increase Network Resiliency

September 30, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to review and modernize the agency’s network outage reporting rules, its Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Framework, and its strategies for keeping networks running during power outages. Public Knowledge applauds the agency for moving to strengthen America’s communications networks so that they function […]

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FCC Takes Steps Towards Making 6 GHz Unlicensed a Reality for Consumers

September 30, 2021

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Public Notice to authorize Automated Frequency Coordination Systems to govern the operation of standard-power devices in the 6 GHz band. In 2020, the FCC adopted technical requirements for the use of the 6GHz band by unlicensed devices. As part of those requirements, the Commission established rules for low-power […]

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Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman To Testify Before Senate Judiciary on Big Data’s Threat to Competition

September 21, 2021

Public Knowledge Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman will testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights this Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2:30 p.m. Her testimony in the hearing on “Big Data, Big Questions: Implications for Competition and Consumers” will argue for new laws and rules to rein in the gatekeeper power of Big Tech.

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Public Knowledge Joins 121 Consumer, Industry Groups Urging Congress to Pass a Device Voucher Program

September 17, 2021

Today, Public Knowledge joined 121 other public interest, consumer, education, and civil rights advocacy groups, as well as industry, in a letter urging the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to include a device voucher program within the budget reconciliation package to connect more low-income families.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Move to Rescind Vertical Merger Guidelines

September 15, 2021 FTC

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to rescind the agency’s 2020 vertical merger guidelines detailing how the Commission will evaluate vertical mergers. 

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FCC Appoints Public Knowledge SVP Harold Feld to Network Security Council

September 14, 2021 FCC , network resiliency

Today, the Federal Communications Commission’s Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel appointed Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld to the agency’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council.

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Public Knowledge Hails Congress for $5 Billion Device Voucher Legislation Helping Low-Income Consumers Access Internet

September 14, 2021 Affordable Broadband , devices

Today, Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) and Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA) introduced the “Device Access for Every American Act” to help low-income consumers afford a computer or tablet, marking a significant step toward closing the digital divide.

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Public Knowledge Cheers Expected Nomination of Alvaro Bedoya As FTC Commissioner

September 13, 2021 FTC

Today, reports indicate that President Joe Biden will nominate Alvaro Bedoya as a Commissioner for the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Bedoya is the Founding Director of the Center on Privacy & Technology and a Visiting Professor at Georgetown Law.

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