Items tagged "Broadband"

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Consumer Groups Welcome Advocates to Washington, D.C. for Net Neutrality Advocacy Day

June 25, 2018 advocacy training , Broadband , Day of Advocacy , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

This week, Public Knowledge leads a group of public interest and racial justice allies in welcoming net neutrality advocates from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a “Day of Advocacy.” Volunteers plan to express how important net neutrality is to their lives, schools, and businesses and why Congress should support the Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the FCC’s strong net neutrality rules. More than 50 participants volunteered to share their stories in scheduled meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

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Public Knowledge Applauds New York v Charter Communications Decision

June 21, 2018 amicus brief , Broadband , Charter , consumer protections , FCC

Today, the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division of the State of New York held that the Federal Communications Commission has not preempted states from enforcing laws “that prevent fraud, deception and false advertising” with respect to broadband practices.

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Senate Moves to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules for Consumers

May 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the United States Senate voted to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. If passed by the House and signed by President Trump, the CRA would roll back the agency’s 2017 vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. The D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet Order not just once, but twice.

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Public Knowledge Supports Petition to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

May 9, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) filed a discharge petition to force the Senate to vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the agency’s net neutrality rules. The CRA would roll back the agency’s 2017 vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, rules which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld not once, but twice.

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Public Knowledge Submits Amicus Brief in New York v Charter Communications Consumer Deception Case

May 1, 2018 amicus brief , Broadband , Charter

The state of New York is suing Charter over alleged deceptive statements regarding internet speed. Yesterday, Public Knowledge submitted an amicus brief explaining the importance of broadband to consumers, and how consumers rely on accurate information from their broadband providers to make informed decisions.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for Championing Consumers, Fairness

April 17, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Prison Phones , Rural Broadband

Today, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced her resignation after almost a decade of experience serving at the agency. She has staunchly protected consumers, net neutrality, and the economically and socially disenfranchised during her tenure.

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President to Testify Before Maryland Senate on Net Neutrality Bill

March 2, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee at 1 p.m.

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Public Knowledge Urges Americans to Demand Congress Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 26, 2018 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, the full Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility decision, determining that the FTC still has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies regulated by the Federal Communications Commission for their “non-common carrier” activities.

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Public Knowledge Challenges Reckless FCC Net Neutrality Rollback

February 22, 2018 Broadband , FCC , lawsuit , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Register published the Federal Communications Commission’ “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order. The Order rolls back the agency’s net neutrality rules, and abandons the agency’s longstanding, bipartisan commitment to broadband oversight, including protecting the Open Internet and ensuring that internet service providers do not discriminate against online content or services. Public Knowledge is filing suit in federal court to challenge this action today.

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