Items tagged "Broadband"

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Public Knowledge Applauds Eshoo for Truth-in-Billing Legislation to Empower Consumers

September 28, 2018 Broadband , Competition , Video Marketplace , Wireless

Today, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the TRUE Fees Act to ensure that pay TV, cellular service, and broadband providers include “below-the-line” fee items in their advertised price for service.

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Consumer Groups Launch Broadband Connects America Coalition to End Digital Divide

September 6, 2018 Broadband , Broadband Access , Broadband Connects America , broadband infrastructure , FCC

Today, Public Knowledge joins 17 rural, consumer, community media, tech rights, academic, and civil rights groups in launching Broadband Connects America, a coalition dedicated to ensuring all Americans have access to high-speed broadband.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes California Open Internet Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Protections

August 31, 2018 Broadband , California , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Yesterday, the California State Assembly passed SB 822, a comprehensive Open Internet bill that will grant California residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation if it becomes law. The bipartisan bill passed 61-18 and will now return to the Senate before being sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign or veto. Public Knowledge welcomes the bill and applauds California’s net neutrality activists for urging their state lawmakers to protect consumers over broadband providers.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments on Fixed Wireline Competition with FCC

August 20, 2018 Broadband , Competition , FCC , Wireline

Last Friday, Public Knowledge joined Common Cause, Center for Rural Strategies, and Benton Foundation in filing comments with the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau in response to a Public Notice seeking comment on the state of fixed wireline competition.

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Public Knowledge Asks Appeals Court to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

August 20, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge and other petitioners will file a brief arguing that the Federal Communications Commission’s reclassification of broadband as an ‘information service’ and its repeal of important Open Internet protections was unlawful.

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Public Knowledge Finds FCC’s One-Touch, Make-Ready Item An important Step Forward

August 2, 2018 Broadband , Broadband Access , Digital Divide , Rural Broadband

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order on “one-touch, make-ready wireline infrastructure.” The Order creates a one-touch, make-ready option for simple make-ready work that allows a single crew hired by the new provider to do all of the make-ready work at one time.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Rep. Coffman for Defending Net Neutrality

July 17, 2018 Broadband , consumer protections , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Reports indicate that Mike Coffman (R-CO) will sign the Congressional Review Act resolution’s discharge petition today to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. Rep. Coffman will be the first House Republican to sign the discharge petition to force a vote on the CRA resolution to restore net neutrality. Rep. Coffman also introduced a bill that would restore the FCC’s 2015 net neutrality rules as well as the agency’s authority over broadband.

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Consumer Groups Welcome Advocates to Washington, D.C. for Net Neutrality Advocacy Day

June 25, 2018 advocacy training , Broadband , Day of Advocacy , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

This week, Public Knowledge leads a group of public interest and racial justice allies in welcoming net neutrality advocates from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a “Day of Advocacy.” Volunteers plan to express how important net neutrality is to their lives, schools, and businesses and why Congress should support the Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the FCC’s strong net neutrality rules. More than 50 participants volunteered to share their stories in scheduled meetings with their representatives on Capitol Hill.

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Public Knowledge Applauds New York v Charter Communications Decision

June 21, 2018 amicus brief , Broadband , Charter , consumer protections , FCC

Today, the First Department of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division of the State of New York held that the Federal Communications Commission has not preempted states from enforcing laws “that prevent fraud, deception and false advertising” with respect to broadband practices.

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Senate Moves to Restore FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules for Consumers

May 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the United States Senate voted to pass a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules. If passed by the House and signed by President Trump, the CRA would roll back the agency’s 2017 vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order. The D.C. Circuit Court upheld the FCC’s Open Internet Order not just once, but twice.

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