Items tagged "Broadband Affordability"

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The Major Obstacle Preventing Americans from Getting the Emergency Broadband Benefit

August 24, 2021 Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , EBB , Emergency Broadband Benefit , Legislation

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, millions of Americans cannot connect to the internet because they can’t afford to, preventing them from going to school, working, accessing government benefits and connecting with friends and family. To remedy this problem, Congress created the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB), which offers low-income consumers a $50 discount on […]

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Nicholas P. Garcia To Bolster Advocacy Efforts

July 19, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality , Net Neutrality

Public Knowledge welcomes Nicholas P. Garcia, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on net neutrality, closing the digital divide, and broadband affordability.

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Public Knowledge Joins National Broadband Affordability Initiative to Connect America

July 13, 2021 Affordable Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Digital Divide , internet inequality

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Reports and more than 40 public interest and consumer groups in a national broadband affordability initiative to fight for quality, affordable broadband for everyone. The “Broadband Together” campaign urges consumers to share their internet bills at broadbandtogether.org to help analyze the cost, quality, and speeds being delivered to communities across the country.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill Investing $94 Billion to Connect More Families

March 11, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Broadband Deployment , Digital Divide , internet inequality , Rural Digital Divide

Today, Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the “Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act” in both the U.S. House and Senate to invest $100 billion to connect more people. Public Knowledge commends Rep. Clyburn, Sen. Klobuchar, and the House Rural Broadband Task Force for working to provide high-speed broadband access to more families.

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Public Knowledge Celebrates FCC Action To Connect the Vulnerable With New $50 Broadband Subsidy

February 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.

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Broadband Together: Crowdsourcing the Data Internet Service Providers Refuse To Share

July 22, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Broadband Reliability , Price Transparency , Speed Transparency

Share your internet bill here and learn more about the Let’s Broadband Together initiative below.  Many of us use broadband every day, whether it’s to connect to loved ones, access healthcare, work or study. Just today, I’m using it to write this blog post, text my sisters, and log in to a virtual doctor’s appointment. […]

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We Already Knew Broadband Should Be A Public Utility. The Pandemic Made It Obvious.

March 15, 2021 Broadband Access , Broadband Affordability , Congress , Digital Redlining , EBB , Emergency Preparedness , FCC , Net Neutrality , Network Resilency , Title II , Utility Regulation

Broadband allows people to participate in the digital world, which encompasses our daily lives. It connects people with their families and friends, news on what is happening in the country and abroad, and gives access to an unlimited amount of important information and resources. During the COVID-19 pandemic, broadband has been critical in supporting online […]

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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 […]

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