Items tagged "California"

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Public Knowledge Defends California’s Net Neutrality Protections at Federal Appeals Court

May 12, 2021 amicus brief , California , FCC , Net Neutrality

Last night, Public Knowledge joined Access Now, Free Press, Mozilla Corporation, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing an amicus brief at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of ACA Connects v. Bonta.

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No, California Net Neutrality Law Did Not “Nail” Veterans — Carriers Are Using Vets as Pawns

April 9, 2021 California , Data Caps , Litigation , Net Neutrality , Zero Rating

This is a lightly edited version of a blog post published on Harold’s personal blog, “Tales from the Sausage Factory,” on WetMachine.com. In any cliche villain scene, there’s a bad guy threatening to hurt someone else — an innocent bystander, perhaps — unless the protagonist does what the bad guy wants. Although no one would […]

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Public Knowledge Celebrates Net Neutrality Victory in California

February 23, 2021 California , Net Neutrality

In a bench ruling, Judge John A. Mendez in the Eastern District of California rejected the attempt by a group of broadband providers to prevent California from enforcing its landmark net neutrality law, which grants the state’s residents the strongest net neutrality protections in the nation.

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The California Wildfires Show Why We Need a National Backup Power Mandate to Keep Americans Connected During Disasters

October 1, 2020 backup power , California , FCC , network resiliency , RESILIENT Networks Act , wildfires

You’ve all seen the pictures. The West Coast is turning orange because of raging wildfires. Many were forced to quickly evacuate their homes, not knowing if they would have something to come back to. Hikers were stranded, not knowing if they would be rescued before burning alive because the winds shifted suddenly and the fire […]

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Public Knowledge Joins California Fight to Preserve State’s Net Neutrality Protections

October 1, 2020 amicus brief , California , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , State Legislation , State Net Neutrality

Last night, Public Knowledge joined Access Now, Free Press, Mozilla Corporation, and New America’s Open Technology Institute in filing an amicus brief at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California in the case of United States vs State of California. 

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Use California Wildfire Field Hearing to Launch New Rulemaking to Protect Networks During Disasters

February 28, 2020 California , disaster recovery , FCC , natural disasters , Network Reliability , Tech Transition , wildfires

Today, reports indicate that the Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing in California to discuss how last year’s wildfires affected communications networks in the state. The news follows House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) recent letter urging the agency to hold such a hearing.

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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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Is California’s New Privacy Law Right for the United States?

July 16, 2018 California , Consumer Privacy , Data Protection , Legislation , Privacy

At the end of June, California enacted what has been billed as a comprehensive privacy law. By all accounts, it was a rush job, negotiated in a week behind closed doors in a desperate and successful attempt to keep Californians for Consumer Privacy Campaign Chairman Alaistair MacTaggart’s privacy initiative off the November ballot. As sometimes happens, the law’s proponents and a few reporters may have overhyped the legislation – both given its current contents and because many expect it to change before its effective date in January 2020.

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