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Public Knowledge Applauds Governor Cuomo’s Proposal to Ensure Net Neutrality Protections for New Yorkers

December 19, 2019 FCC , Net Neutrality , State Legislation , State Net Neutrality

Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced his 2020 agenda will include legislation that, if enacted, could give New Yorkers some of the nation’s strongest net neutrality consumer protections.

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Public Knowledge Files Petition for Rehearing of Net Neutrality Case Before D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

December 13, 2019 FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition rehearing

Today, Public Knowledge joined with other stakeholders in filing a petition for rehearing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals for Mozilla v. FCC.

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Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing TV Viewer Protection Act

December 10, 2019 broadcast , satellite TV , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prevent consumers from experiencing blackouts, runaway price increases for video content, and unexpected bills by passing the “TV Viewer Protection Act of 2019” (H.R. 5035). The bill reauthorizes provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Get Better Data on the Digital Divide

December 9, 2019

Today, Public Knowledge filed reply comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Inquiry concerning its annual investigation into broadband deployment. Public Knowledge argues that millions of Americans still lack access to high-speed broadband and that the FCC still has much to do to close the digital divide.

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Public Knowledge Launches Paper Urging Copyright Office to Review Artists’ Termination Right

December 5, 2019 artists , Copyright Office , Copyright Termination , creators , Termination Right

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Making Sense of the Termination Right: How the System Fails Artists and How to Fix It,” which explores the “termination right” — the inalienable right of an artist, author, or creator to terminate a copyright license or grant and take back the rights they have lost. […]

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Public Interest Groups Urge Congress to Hold the FCC Accountable for America’s Degrading Telephone Network

December 5, 2019 FCC , phone network , phone transition , Tech Transition

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined 23 other public interest, civil rights, tribal, and rural advocacy groups in a letter urging the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to require Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to address public safety concerns about America’s increasingly fragile and unreliable communications network.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Action on 5.9 Ghz Band

November 20, 2019 5.9GHz band , 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum , WiFi

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai announced that the agency would vote on a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to make 40 MHz of the 5.9 gigahertz band available for unlicensed use. Public Knowledge supports the Commission’s proposal and looks forward to working with the FCC to make this plan a reality.

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Public Knowledge Warns Congress New Satellite TV Bill Could Harm Consumers

November 19, 2019 consumer choice , consumer protections , satellite TV , STELA , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the “Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act” in an attempt to prevent consumers from experiencing runaway price increases for video content. Unfortunately, the bill puts the ability of many rural and other viewers to continue to access network programming at risk and could result in an effective pay-TV monopoly for many viewers.

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Senate Releases Principles for Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

November 18, 2019 Congress , Consumer Privacy , Data Protection , Legislation , Privacy

Today, Democrats across four key Senate committees (Commerce, Judiciary, Banking, HELP) released a Privacy and Data Protection Framework, a set of core principles that should serve as the baseline for any comprehensive federal privacy and data protection legislation. 

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Public Knowledge Applauds Chairman Pai’s Decision to Hold a Public Auction of C-Band Spectrum

November 18, 2019 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai notified lawmakers the FCC will hold a public auction of 280 megahertz of C-Band spectrum that can be used to deploy next-generation 5G wireless networks.

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