Items tagged "Broadband"

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Public Knowledge Supports Petition to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

May 9, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) filed a discharge petition to force the Senate to vote on a Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate the agency’s net neutrality rules. The CRA would roll back the agency’s 2017 vote to repeal the 2015 Open Internet Order, rules which the D.C. Circuit Court upheld not once, but twice.

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Public Knowledge Submits Amicus Brief in New York v Charter Communications Consumer Deception Case

May 1, 2018 amicus brief , Broadband , Charter

The state of New York is suing Charter over alleged deceptive statements regarding internet speed. Yesterday, Public Knowledge submitted an amicus brief explaining the importance of broadband to consumers, and how consumers rely on accurate information from their broadband providers to make informed decisions.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn for Championing Consumers, Fairness

April 17, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Prison Phones , Rural Broadband

Today, FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced her resignation after almost a decade of experience serving at the agency. She has staunchly protected consumers, net neutrality, and the economically and socially disenfranchised during her tenure.

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Public Knowledge Senior Vice President to Testify Before Maryland Senate on Net Neutrality Bill

March 2, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld will testify before the Maryland Senate Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs Committee at 1 p.m.

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Public Knowledge Urges Americans to Demand Congress Restore FCC Net Neutrality Rules

February 27, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a Congressional Review Act resolution to undo the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to roll back the agency’s 2015 net neutrality rules.

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Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 26, 2018 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, the full Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility decision, determining that the FTC still has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies regulated by the Federal Communications Commission for their “non-common carrier” activities.

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Public Knowledge Challenges Reckless FCC Net Neutrality Rollback

February 22, 2018 Broadband , FCC , lawsuit , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Register published the Federal Communications Commission’ “Restoring Internet Freedom” Order. The Order rolls back the agency’s net neutrality rules, and abandons the agency’s longstanding, bipartisan commitment to broadband oversight, including protecting the Open Internet and ensuring that internet service providers do not discriminate against online content or services. Public Knowledge is filing suit in federal court to challenge this action today.

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Media Update: Public Knowledge to Continue Legal Fight Against Net Neutrality Rollback

February 16, 2018 Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , petition

Recently, Public Knowledge filed a protective petition in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to protect its rights in the event that, as happened in previous litigation, the multidistrict lottery was conducted early. The multidistrict lottery determines which court Federal Communications Commission appeals may be heard in when challenges are filed in multiple courts.

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Public Knowledge Responds to AT&T’s Call for “Internet Bill of Rights”

January 24, 2018 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, AT&T placed full-page advertisements in various papers urging Congress to pass an “Internet Bill of Rights” to “provide consistent rules of the road for all internet companies.” Public Knowledge contends that Americans had strong, consistent net neutrality rules until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai repealed them, and finds AT&T’s vague commitments insufficient for a bill.

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Public Knowledge Commends Rep. Eshoo for Bipartisan Bills to Close Digital Divide

January 19, 2018 Broadband , Broadband Access , Digital Divide , Rural Broadband

Today, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman David B. McKinley (R-WV) introduced the CLIMB ONCE Act, which reduces the time and cost of deploying new broadband equipment on utility poles.

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