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Public Knowledge Urges Court to Uphold New York’s Affordable Broadband Act

December 2, 2021

Yesterday, Public Knowledge, joined by the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, filed an amici curiae brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which is reviewing a New York law to make broadband internet more affordable.

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FCC Approves Verizon/TracFone Merger

November 22, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve Verizon’s acquisition of TracFone Wireless.

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House of Representatives Passes Bill With Significant Funding for Tech Policy

November 19, 2021

Today, the United States House of Representatives voted 220-213 to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better Act. The bill now goes to the Senate for approval.

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New Comprehensive Privacy Bill Provides a Roadmap for Consumer Protection

November 18, 2021

Today, Representatives Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren re-introduced the Online Privacy Act.

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FCC Proposes New Program to Promote Tribal and Rural Wireless Services

November 18, 2021

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the Enhanced Competition Incentive Program (ECIP).

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House Passage of Infrastructure Package Moves to Close the Digital Divide

November 6, 2021

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 228-206 to pass a bipartisan infrastructure package that includes an estimated $65 billion broadband proposal designed to “bring affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband to every American.”

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New Senate Bill Aims to Block Anticompetitive Big Tech Mergers and Acquisitions

November 5, 2021

Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tom Cotton introduced the Platform Competition and Opportunity Act of 2021.

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DOJ Stands Up for Authors & Readers In Suit Against Penguin Random House/Simon & Schuster Merger

November 2, 2021

Today, the United States Department of Justice sued to block the merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster.

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Copyright Office Recommends Granting DMCA Request to Allow Consumers to Repair Their Video Game Consoles

October 27, 2021

Today, the Copyright Office released its recommendations regarding the latest round of exemption requests to Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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President Biden Reportedly Will Announce Historic Broadband Policy Nominations

October 26, 2021

President Joe Biden will nominate Jessica Rosenworcel for Chair and Gigi Sohn for Commissioner to the Federal Communications Commission, according to reports.

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