Items tagged "Broadband"

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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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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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