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Today, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Public Knowledge’s appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s November 2017 Order, “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment,” on the grounds that Petitioners lacked standing. The case is Greenling Institute, et al. v. FCC, Case No. 17-73283.

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Yesterday, Public Knowledge and the R Street Institute filed a comment at the International Trade Commission, arguing that it should deny Sonos’s request that categories of consumer products be blocked from import. On the merits, Public Knowledge finds Sonos’s ITC request runs contrary to the public interest. However, this is not an indictment against Sonos’s legitimate competition concerns. These competitive concerns demand resolution if consumers are to benefit from real, interoperable choices in the growing Internet of Things marketplace.

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “The 5G Workforce and Obstacles To Broadband Deployment” will urge Congress to balance the wireless industry’s goals with the public interest to maintain America’s wireless leadership while equally distributing the benefits of 5G to all Americans. 

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Today, Public Knowledge joined the R Street Institute and the Niskanen Center in filing an amicus brief at the Supreme Court in the case of Google v Oracle. The case asks whether the application programming interface, or API, of a programming language such as Java is subject to copyright protection — and, if it is, whether reimplementing that API can be a fair use.

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Public Knowledge is happy to welcome both a new Director of Finance and Administration and a new Communications Justice Fellow.

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This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed appropriations legislation containing provisions to prevent consumers from losing access to TV content, experiencing blackouts, and facing unexpected bills.

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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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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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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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