Items tagged "Broadband"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill Investing $100 Billion to Close Digital Divide

July 1, 2020 Affordable Broadband , Broadband , Broadband Access , Digital Divide , Legislation , Lifeline

Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), co-chair of the Senate Broadband Caucus, introduced the “Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act” to invest $100 billion to close the digital divide.

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More Than 200 Industry, Public Interest Groups Unite to Tell Congress that Americans Need Broadband During Pandemic

April 28, 2020 Affordable Broadband , Broadband , Broadband Access , coronavirus

Today, Public Knowledge joined 217 other public interest, government, industry, civil rights, rural advocacy, and academic groups — alongside schools and libraries — in a letter urging Congress to support access to affordable broadband internet in forthcoming COVID-19 stimulus packages.

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Public Knowledge Says Claims in FCC Broadband Deployment Report are ‘Simply Not True’

April 24, 2020 Broadband , Broadband Access , broadband report , coronavirus , Digital Divide , digital equity , FCC

Today, the Federal Communications Commission published its 2020 Broadband Deployment Report, claiming once again that America’s digital divide “continues to narrow.” Public Knowledge contends that this finding — based on inaccurate broadband mapping data — is small comfort for the millions of Americans enduring this pandemic without high-speed broadband access — or any internet access at all.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments on FCC’s Net Neutrality Public Notice

April 20, 2020 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge, Access Humboldt, Access Now, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Public Notice where it seeks to “refresh” the net neutrality record.

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Want to Keep America Home? Give Everyone Free Basic Broadband.

March 20, 2020 Affordable Broadband , Broadband , Broadband Access , Communications & Pandemic Series , Covid-19 , FCC , Legislation

This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. Medical experts agree that the most important thing we can do to support the efforts against the COVID-19 outbreak is a medical […]

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Public Knowledge Files Comments, Consumer Letters Urging FCC to Support Broadband Competition

February 5, 2020 Broadband , Competition , consumer choice , FCC , unbundled network elements , UNEs

Today, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Modernizing Unbundling and Resale Requirements in an Era of Next-Generation Networks and Services,” which proposes to roll back Unbundled Network Element (UNEs) rules that help small providers compete with incumbent monopolies. Public Knowledge opposes this, because doing so would reduce competition and lead to higher prices for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Applauds D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Preventing FCC from Blocking State Net Neutrality Laws

October 1, 2019 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld in part the Federal Communications Commission’s December 2017 Restoring Internet Freedom Order in the case, Mozilla v. FCC. Public Knowledge filed as a petitioner opposing the FCC’s abandonment of its own net neutrality rules. While the FCC’s classification decision was narrowly upheld, the court also ruled that the FCC cannot prevent states from enacting their own net neutrality laws or other broadband regulations.

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Public Knowledge Bolsters Advocacy and Policy Teams to Protect Consumers

August 29, 2019 Broadband , Competition Policy , consumer choice , consumer protections , Public Knowledge

Public Knowledge is pleased to announce two additions and one change to our team. First, Public Knowledge welcomes Jenna Leventoff, Senior Policy Counsel, and Bertram Lee, Policy Counsel, as new additions to our government affairs and policy teams. They will add depth and experience to our policy analysis and advocacy across the full breadth of issues Public Knowledge is leading on, including free expression and content moderation, privacy, broadband deployment, and spectrum policy.

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Public Knowledge Finds FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Insufficient to End Digital Divide

August 1, 2019 Broadband , Digital Divide , FCC , internet inequality , USF

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish a $20.4 billion rural broadband investment fund, “The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund,” (RDOF) to help close the digital divide. According to the FCC, the fund will “provide funding through a reverse auction to broadband service providers that deploy infrastructure that provides up to gigabit-speed broadband” in rural America.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging FCC to Drop USF Cap Proposal

July 31, 2019 Broadband , Digital Divide , FCC , USF

This week, Public Knowledge filed comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to consider implementing a cap on the Universal Service Fund (USF).

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