Items tagged "consumer protections"
What a Tech Policy Advocate Looks for at CESJanuary 7, 2020 CES , Competition , Competition Policy , consumer protections , Data Privacy , digital platforms , interoperability , Platform Competition , tech policy advocacy
You can watch Charlotte’s #CES2020 panel, “Should Big Tech Be Broken Up?,” below. Starting Wednesday, I’ll be at CES. This is the tech industry’s annual conference where they show off cool new products, prototypes, or sometimes just ideas of what’s next in tech. I’ve been invited to speak on a panel asking, “Should Big Tech […]Read More
The FCC’s Plan to Gut Tech Transitions Rules Is Bad for Consumers, Small Businesses and CompetitionSeptember 6, 2017 consumer protections , FCC , infrastructure , Tech Transitions
In April of this year, the Federal Communications Commission began a wireline infrastructure proceeding designed to accelerate broadband deployment. The proceeding contains multiple proposals to remove barriers to broadband deployment and infrastructure, such as reforming pole attachment rates and preempting state and local laws. Buried within these proposals is a plan to eliminate “tech transitions” rules, which outline the responsibilities of phone carriers when they choose to retire copper networks or discontinue service.Read More