Items tagged "Business Data Services"

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Public Knowledge Files Amicus Brief to Overturn and Remand FCC’s Business Data Services Order

October 5, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC

Recently, Public Knowledge, Consumer Federation of America, and New Networks Institute filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit requesting the Court to overturn and remand the Federal Communications Commission’s recent Business Data Services deregulation Order.

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Public Knowledge Responds to FCC BDS Order Set to Raise Prices, Stifle Competition and Delay 5G

April 20, 2017 BDS , Business Data Services , Competition , FCC , Wireless

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a controversial Order deregulating incumbent pricing power in the business data services (“BDS”) market. BDS are high-capacity broadband connections purchased by businesses of all sizes as well as schools, libraries, and government agencies. The Order will permit incumbent telephone carriers to raise prices on business broadband customers across most of the United States.

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Public Knowledge Files FCC Reply Comments Supporting Competitive Business Data Service Markets

August 9, 2016 Business Data Services , FCC

Today, Public Knowledge, along with other public interest organizations, filed reply comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on competition in the high-speed broadband “business data services” (BDS) market.

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Public Knowledge Files FCC Comments Supporting Competition in Business Data Services Market

June 29, 2016 Broadband , Business Data Services , Competition , FCC

Today, Public Knowledge, along with other public interest organizations, filed comments in response to the Federal Communications Commission’s Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on competition in the high-speed broadband “business data services” (BDS) market.

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BDS Reform: A No-Brainer for Both Businesses and Consumers

October 5, 2016 BDS , Business Data Services , FCC , Special Access

After a proceeding that has stretched on for more than a decade, the Federal Communications Commission’s largest ever data collection, and numerous delays, the fight over business data services (BDS) reform (previously referred to as “special access” reform) could be nearing its end. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has repeatedly promised the FCC is finally set to reform the BDS market this year by lowering the rates that monopoly phone companies can charge to businesses, institutions, and wireless carriers, and promoting new competition and market entry.

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