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ALERT: FCC Fiddles While Text Messages Burn: Sprint Blocks Fundraising for Haiti

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Click Here to Tell The FCC To Protect Your Freedom to Text!

Today the New York Times reported that Sprint blocked Catholic Relief Services’ attempt to raise money to help victims of the Haitian earthquake. We filed a letter with the FCC explaining what happened, and urging the FCC to intervene. Unfortunately, this is not the first letter that PK has sent to the FCC about text messages being blocked.

The story is essentially this: shortly after the Haitian earthquake, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) moved in to help victims. Instead of using the “text to give” programs used by groups like the Red Cross (text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10), CRS decided to try a “text to call” program.

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Public Knowledge Asks FCC To Protect Consumers In Underlying Telecom Service Market

Background: The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is trying to figure out how to examine the market for some of the most popular telecom services used by big business – so-called “special access” services.

Public Knowledge (PK) late Feb. 24 called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make certain that consumer interests are taken into account into as it examines the structure of a market that sells its services to big business.

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