Press Release

Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosting Press Briefing on FCC Business Data Services Plan

April 17, 2017 ,

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to reduce competition in the $45 billion business data services market. A collection of consumer advocates, innovation experts and a trade association representing technology companies and smaller competitive network providers will participate in this press briefing. Speakers will highlight price hikes for consumers and small businesses, as well as the Order’s impact on 5G deployment.

The FCC’s Business Data Services Order is currently scheduled for a vote Thursday, April 20, despite the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy requesting a delay.

Phillip Berenbroick, Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, will be joined by Mark Cooper, Research Director at Consumer Federation of America; Michael Calabrese, Director of the Wireless Future Project at New America’s Open Technology Institute; and Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS.

Press Call Participant Information:

WHEN: Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. ET
DIAL-IN: 1-712-432-3071
PASSWORD: 676292
INSTRUCTIONS: 5* to queue questions, please state your name and outlet clearly

Please contact Communications Director Shiva Stella to arrange follow-up interviews.