Items tagged "digital equity"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Comprehensive $100 Billion Broadband Plan As Part of Moving Forward Act to Close Digital Divide

June 22, 2020 Affordable Broadband , Broadband Deployment , broadband infrastructure , Digital Divide , digital equity , internet inequality , Rural Access , Rural Broadband

Today, House Democrats announced “The Moving Forward Act,” a massive infrastructure bill funding broadband deployment as well as the building of roads, bridges, housing, rail, and clean energy services.

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Public Knowledge Says Claims in FCC Broadband Deployment Report are ‘Simply Not True’

April 24, 2020 Broadband , Broadband Access , broadband report , coronavirus , Digital Divide , digital equity , FCC

Today, the Federal Communications Commission published its 2020 Broadband Deployment Report, claiming once again that America’s digital divide “continues to narrow.” Public Knowledge contends that this finding — based on inaccurate broadband mapping data — is small comfort for the millions of Americans enduring this pandemic without high-speed broadband access — or any internet access at all.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Reject Package Bidding Proposal in CBRS PALS Auction

September 26, 2019 3.5GHz , CBRS , cellular market area (CMA) , Digital Divide , digital equity , FCC , PALs , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Public Notice proposing application and bidding procedures for the auction of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3.5 GHz Band Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Public Knowledge has long supported the innovative spectrum licensing framework adopted for the CBRS and urges that it should serve as a model […]

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Digital Equity Act to Help Close Digital Divide

April 11, 2019 Broadband , Digital Divide , digital equity , digital inclusion , Rural Broadband Access

Today, Senator Murray (D-WA) introduced the “Digital Equity Act of 2019” to help close the digital divide by improving digital inclusion among groups that have historically lacked broadband access. The bill would enable these communities to access the technologies and digital literacy programs essential to using broadband internet today.

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The 117th Congress has convened at an inflection point in our nation’s history, unprecedented in more than a century. These are serious times, with the country going into its eleventh month of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment running high, and families facing so many challenges in their work and personal lives. Such times demand […]

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My morning routine usually consists of waking up, checking my email, making coffee, and signing on to a Zoom meeting. While I do this, my Mom is also on Zoom teaching her class and my Dad is on a conference call. These things typically happen without any hiccups and we usually think nothing of it. […]

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