Items tagged "BDS"

Press Release

Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

October 5, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC

Recently, Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business Data Services deregulation Order.

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Public Knowledge Responds to FCC BDS Order Set to Raise Prices, Stifle Competition and Delay 5G

April 20, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , FCC , Wireless

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a controversial Order deregulating incumbent pricing power in the business data services (“BDS”) market. BDS are high-capacity broadband connections purchased by businesses of all sizes as well as schools, libraries, and government agencies. The Order will permit incumbent telephone carriers to raise prices on business broadband customers across most of the United States.

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Pie for Broadband Monopolies, Crumbs for Consumers

April 18, 2017 BDS , Broadband Privacy , Lifeline , Net Neutrality , Unlock the Box

This video draws attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosting Press Briefing on FCC Business Data Services Plan

April 17, 2017 BDS , FCC

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing Tuesday, April 18 at 1 p.m. ET to discuss the impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s proposal to reduce competition in the $45 billion business data services market. A collection of consumer advocates, innovation experts and a trade association representing technology companies and smaller competitive network providers will participate in this press briefing. Speakers will highlight price hikes for consumers and small businesses, as well as the Order’s impact on 5G deployment.

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Public Knowledge Video Targets FCC Chairman Pai’s Broadband Monopoly Giveaways

April 17, 2017 BDS , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new video drawing attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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BDS Reform: A No-Brainer for Both Businesses and Consumers

October 5, 2016 BDS , Business Data Services , FCC , Special Access

After a proceeding that has stretched on for more than a decade, the Federal Communications Commission’s largest ever data collection, and numerous delays, the fight over business data services (BDS) reform (previously referred to as “special access” reform) could be nearing its end. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has repeatedly promised the FCC is finally set to reform the BDS market this year by lowering the rates that monopoly phone companies can charge to businesses, institutions, and wireless carriers, and promoting new competition and market entry.

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