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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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Apple App Store Decision Marks a Win for iPhone Users, but Shows Need for Broader Reform

September 10, 2021 Antitrust , app marketplace , Apple , Competition

Last year, Epic Games sued Apple, arguing — among other things — that its restrictions on app store payments for digital goods were anticompetitive. Today, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California ruled partly in Epic’s favor. Public Knowledge argues that this win for users also demonstrates the need for federal legislation to address anticompetitive abuses in the digital economy.

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Public Knowledge Joins 57 Public Interest Groups Urging Swift Passage of House Antitrust Bills to Rein in Big Tech

September 2, 2021

Today, Public Knowledge joined 57 other public interest and consumer advocacy groups in a letter urging U.S. House leadership to pass the six bipartisan antitrust bills introduced this summer to rein in Big Tech.

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Public Knowledge Joins 12 Public Interest Groups Urging Big Tech to Fight California’s Election Disinformation

September 2, 2021

Today, Public Knowledge joined 12 other public interest, consumer advocacy, and voting rights groups in a letter urging major social media platforms to immediately fight online disinformation being spread to influence voters in California’s recall election.

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Public Knowledge, American Antitrust Institute Urge Justice Department To Remain Vigilant in Media Merger Reviews

September 2, 2021

Today, Public Knowledge and the American Antitrust Institute sent a letter urging the Justice Department to carefully scrutinize the video marketplace and remain vigilant when considering mergers like WarnerMedia/Discovery. The groups analyze the changing competitive landscapes of both content and distribution markets, sharing observations with direct implications for merger reviews. The letter addresses competition challenges […]

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Public Knowledge Calls on FCC to Oversee 3G Sunset

August 31, 2021

Public Knowledge filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice seeking comment on a petition for emergency relief filed by the Alarm Industry Communications Committee.

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