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Senate Passes Legislation to Increase Merger Filing Fees

June 9, 2021 Anticompetitive mergers , Antitrust , Competition , DOJ , FTC , Legislation , Mergers

Today, the Senate passed the “Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act.”

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Public Knowledge Joins Amicus Brief Urging Court to Overturn Sony V. Cox Decision

June 2, 2021 Broadband Access , Copyright , Litigation

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed an amici curiae brief in the 4th Circuit’s review of the Sony v. Cox lawsuit.

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. AG Racine’s Antitrust Suit Against Amazon

May 25, 2021 Amazon , Antitrust , Platform Competition

Today, District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine filed an antitrust lawsuit against Amazon. The suit focuses on Amazon’s anticompetitive behavior, in particular its policy preventing third-party sellers from listing their goods on competing platforms for a lower price

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Public Knowledge Welcomes White House Section 230 Executive Order Reversal

May 14, 2021 FCC , Free Expression , Section 230

Today, President Biden revoked an Executive Order signed by former President Trump that would have directed the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Trade Commission to regulate speech on social media platforms. Public Knowledge commends the administration for reversing an Order that would have jeopardized free speech online and urges Congress to consider our common-sense principles to ensure that any Section 230 changes promote the public interest.

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Public Knowledge Commends Congress for Bill Establishing Independent Committee to Bolster Local News

May 13, 2021 Local News

Today, Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) reintroduced the “Future of Local News Act” to establish a nonpartisan committee of journalism, research and civil society experts to study the state of local news and offer recommendations for the actions Congress can take to support it.

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Public Knowledge Defends California’s Net Neutrality Protections at Federal Appeals Court

May 12, 2021 amicus brief , California , FCC , Net Neutrality

Last night, Public Knowledge joined Access Now, Free Press, Mozilla Corporation, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing an amicus brief at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ACA Connects v. Bonta.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FCC Launch of New $50 Broadband Subsidy To Connect Struggling Families

May 12, 2021 Broadband Access , Digital Divide , EBB , FCC

Today, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households $50 discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer, laptop, or tablet. The program created by Congress subsidizes broadband and device payments for low-income consumers or families hit hard by the pandemic, including students and the unemployed.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Biden Administration’s Support for Waiver of Intellectual Property Protections Related to Coronavirus Vaccines

May 5, 2021 Intellectual Property

Today, the Biden administration announced it will support a proposal at the World Trade Organization to waive patent protections for coronavirus vaccines, potentially enabling the production of generic options. Public Knowledge commends the administration for balancing its intellectual property policy with the health care needs of people seeking the vaccine.

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Public Knowledge President and CEO Chris Lewis to Testify Before House Energy and Commerce on Broadband Equity

May 5, 2021

Public Knowledge President and CEO Chris Lewis will testify before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology this Thursday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “Broadband Equity: Addressing Disparities in Access and Affordability” will argue for closing the digital divide so that every community, including low-income and marginalized ones, can benefit from the economic, educational, and medical opportunities provided by affordable, high-speed broadband access.

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Public Knowledge Joins 7 Public Interest Groups Urging FCC To Protect Consumers as T-Mobile Terminates 3G Network

May 3, 2021 DISH Network , FCC , T-Mobile

Today, Public Knowledge joined 7 other public interest, rural, and consumer advocacy groups in a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to protect Dish Network’s Boost Mobile subscribers from disruption and potential loss of service as T-Mobile prepares to terminate its 3G network.

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