Items tagged "Broadband"

Every American should expect their communications systems to work regularly and reliably, especially during a public emergency. As we transition to new, more sophisticated and technologically-advanced networks that support an array of new services, users should expect those networks to work as reliably as the networks they replace. Those networks must also not disrupt services […]

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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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Public Knowledge Appoints Chris Lewis to Succeed Kimmelman as President and CEO

July 15, 2019 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , Copyright Reform , Net Neutrality , Public Knowledge

Today, Public Knowledge is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Lewis as the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer as Gene Kimmelman steps down from the position.

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Public Knowledge Urges Senate to Pass Save the Internet Act to Restore Net Neutrality

June 11, 2019 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) requested the U.S. Senate hold a vote on the Save the Internet Act (S. 682). The Save the Internet Act (H.R. 1644) was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year. The bill would restore the Federal Communications Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order and the agency’s net neutrality consumer protections, preventing broadband providers from blocking websites, throttling web traffic, or creating “fast lanes” only for those able to pay for prioritization.

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Public Knowledge Warns Broadband Report Not Based on Quality Data

May 29, 2019 Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Deployment , Digital Divide , FCC

Today, the Federal Communications Commission published its 2019 Broadband Deployment Report, claiming that “the nation’s digital divide is narrowing.” Public Knowledge contends that this finding rings hollow with unserved and underserved Americans.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Digital Equity Act to Help Close Digital Divide

April 11, 2019 Broadband , Digital Divide , digital equity , digital inclusion , Rural Broadband Access

Today, Senator Murray (D-WA) introduced the “Digital Equity Act of 2019” to help close the digital divide by improving digital inclusion among groups that have historically lacked broadband access. The bill would enable these communities to access the technologies and digital literacy programs essential to using broadband internet today.

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