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.
Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler circulated proposals to protect consumers, promote competition, and preserve 911 access throughout the ongoing phone network transition. The proposals follow Public Knowledge’s continued efforts to ensure the transition leaves no one behind.
Today, the Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau presented a report to the Commission regarding recent outages in 911 service. The report focused on the April 2014 outage in which 11 million people in 7 states lost access to 911 service for 6 hours.
Today, Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications Commission reaffirmed the need for increased competition in the telecommunications marketplace during a speech at COMPTEL PLUS, the Competitive Communications Association’s Fall conference in Dallas, Texas. In his speech, Chairman Wheeler focused on the issues of special access, VoIP interconnection, copper retirement and other network transition issues.
Last week, Public Knowledge’s Senior Staff Attorney Jodie Griffin testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet in Washington. In a hearing entitled “Preserving Public Safety and Network Reliability in the IP Transition,” Jodie drove home the necessity of the fundamental values of the phone network carrying over to new technologies, as the IP transition moves forwards and underlying technologies continue to evolve in new and exciting directions.