Press Release Tech Transitions

Public Knowledge to Release Study Results Revealing Consumer Impact in Tech Transitions

November 3, 2014 ,

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 to discuss the results of a report conducted by John Horrigan, an independent researcher, to determine what value consumers placed on their traditional phone networks. The briefing will focus on consumer responses to the threat of losing their existing copper lines and the importance of not leaving anyone behind in the phone network transition.

Presenters include:

  • Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge
  • Regina Costa, Research Director at The Utility Reform Network
  • Paul Goodman, Legal Counsel for The Greenlining Institute
  • John Horrigan, Study Author

The following may be attributed to Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge:

“The FCC is currently circulating items focused on the policy issues that arise in the phone network’s transition to IP and other new technologies. This new report reminds us that a significant portion of the population still uses the existing phone network, and relies on the existing network for specific benefits like reliability, quality, and price. As we move forward in the phone network transition, policymakers must ensure the transition is a step forward for everyone, including those still relying on traditional service.”

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WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
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