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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill Prohibiting Broadband Providers From Digitally Redlining Communities of Color

August 3, 2021 Broadband Access , Digital Redlining , internet inequality

Last Friday, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) introduced the “Anti-Digital Redlining Act of 2021” to require the Federal Communications Commission to create rules to prohibit digital redlining, and to prohibit exclusive agreements between broadband providers and multidwelling units that limit competition. Public Knowledge commends Rep. Clarke for working to ensure that everyone — regardless of their income or color of their skin — has access to high-quality, affordable broadband.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senate for Taking an Important Next Step Towards Closing Digital Divide

August 2, 2021 Affordable Broadband , Digital Divide

Last night, a bipartisan group of senators introduced an infrastructure package that includes an estimated $65 billion dollar broadband proposal designed to “bring affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband to every American.” Public Knowledge commends the bipartisan group and the Biden administration for taking this important step to narrow the digital divide by funding more broadband deployment and working to make broadband affordable for everyone, but especially for low-income consumers.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senate for Moving to Support Local Journalism

July 23, 2021 Future of News , journalism , Legislation , Local News , misinformation , New

Today, Sens. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the “Local Journalism Sustainability Act” to create tax credits designed to encourage citizens, small businesses, and newsrooms to sustain and support local news.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FTC Step Toward Restoring Consumers’ Right-To-Repair

July 21, 2021 Copyright Reform , FTC , Right to Repair

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a new policy statement to help consumers repair the products they own. The vote follows President Biden’s Executive Order calling on the agency to establish rules against anticompetitive practices that limit consumer’s ability to repair their devices.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Nomination of Jonathan Kanter As Assistant Attorney General for DOJ Antitrust Division

July 20, 2021 Antitrust , Competition , DOJ

Today, President Joe Biden nominated Jonathan Kanter as Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division at the Department of Justice.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Copyright Claims Board Officer Appointments

July 20, 2021 CASE Act , Copyright Office

Today, the Copyright Office announced the appointments by the Librarian of Congress of David Carson, Monica P. McCabe, and Brad Newberg as the first copyright claims officers on the newly established Copyright Claims Board (CCB).

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Nicholas P. Garcia To Bolster Advocacy Efforts

July 19, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality , Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge welcomes Nicholas P. Garcia, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on net neutrality, closing the digital divide, and broadband affordability.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill to Bolster FTC’s Enforcement, Rulemaking Capabilities

July 16, 2021 consumer protections , FTC

Today, Representative Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the “21st Century FTC Act” to strengthen the agency’s rulemaking authority as well as its authority to fine lawbreakers the first time they harm consumers as opposed to waiting for them to break the law again.

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Public Knowledge Joins National Broadband Affordability Initiative to Connect America

July 13, 2021 Affordable Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Reports and more than 40 public interest and consumer groups in a national broadband affordability initiative to fight for quality, affordable broadband for everyone. The “Broadband Together” campaign urges consumers to share their internet bills at broadbandtogether.org to help analyze the cost, quality, and speeds being delivered to communities across the country.

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Public Knowledge Applauds White House Executive Order to Increase Competition in Digital Economy

July 9, 2021

Today, President Biden signed an Executive Order that would promote competition in a broad swath of the economy, especially the digital economy.

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