Items tagged "Affordable Access"

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Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging FCC to Maximize Consumer Benefits in New Broadband Subsidy Program

January 26, 2021 Affordable Access , Affordable Broadband , broadband subsidy , coronavirus , Covid-19 , COVID19 , Emergency Broadband Benefits

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice to consider how to operate the new “Emergency Broadband Benefit Program” established this month to provide broadband subsidies for those financially impacted by COVID-19. 

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Congressional Support for Affordable Broadband

April 30, 2020 Affordable Access , Affordable Broadband , Broadband Access , coronavirus , Digital Divide , internet inequality

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), along with Representatives Jim Clyburn (D-SC), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), announced support for a broadband program to help close the digital divide. The proposal follows yesterday’s letter from Public Knowledge and 217 other public interest and industry groups urging Congress to include affordable broadband in future coronavirus stimulus packages. Public Knowledge commends Congressional Democrats for championing affordable broadband access during a time when it’s needed most in every community.

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Public Knowledge Files Reply Comments Opposing FCC Move to Abandon Low-Income Americans

March 26, 2018 Affordable Access , FCC , Lifeline

Last week, Public Knowledge filed reply comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Notice of Inquiry entitled, “Bridging the Digital Divide for Low-Income Consumers.” The NPRM & NOI propose to eliminate affordable broadband choices for millions of low-income and vulnerable families that participate in the Lifeline program.

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Chairman Pai Plans to Put an End to the U.S. Commitment to Universal Service and Affordability

November 16, 2017 Affordable Access , Broadband Access , FCC , Lifeline , Lifeline Modernization

Last year, the Federal Communications Commission voted to modernize the Lifeline program for the digital age to help low-income families, veterans, and children gain access to the internet. This week, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is poised to initiate steps to drastically roll back the program, ultimately leaving millions of Lifeline subscribers and eligible families without a service provider.

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