Items tagged "Broadband Affordability"
Public Knowledge Celebrates FCC Action To Connect the Vulnerable With New $50 Broadband SubsidyFebruary 26, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , broadband subsidy , coronavirus , Covid-19 , EBB , FCC
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission voted on circulation to approve a Report and Order to establish the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, a $3.2 billion federal initiative to provide qualifying households discounts on their internet service bills and an opportunity to receive a discount on a computer, laptop, or tablet. The program created by Congress subsidizes broadband and device payments for low-income consumers or families hit hard by the pandemic, including students and the unemployed.Read More
Working with the 117th Congress to Deliver on a Consumer-Focused Tech AgendaFebruary 9, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Broadband Deployment , Congress , controlled digital lending , Data Protection , digital equity , DMCA , DMCA Reform , Federal Privacy Legislation , interoperability , Legislation , Lifeline , misinformation , Nondiscrimination , Notice and Takedown , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation , Privacy , Right to Repair , Section 512
The 117th Congress has convened at an inflection point in our nation’s history, unprecedented in more than a century. These are serious times, with the country going into its eleventh month of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment running high, and families facing so many challenges in their work and personal lives. Such times demand […]Read More