Items tagged "FCC"

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Amendment Extending Tribal Window for Broadband Access

November 18, 2020 2.5 GHz , Broadband , Broadband Access , FCC , Legislation , Spectrum

Today the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs amended S. 3264, the Bridging the Tribal Digital Divide Act.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Reclaiming Spectrum to Help Close Digital Divide

November 18, 2020 Broadband Access , Digital Divide , DSRC , FCC , Rural Broadband , Spectrum

Today, the Federal Communications Commission unanimously adopted an Order reclaiming the 45 MHz spectrum band from the auto industry in order to help close the digital divide.

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FCC Adopts Speed Increase and Extends COVID-19 Waivers for Lifeline Recipients

November 17, 2020 Affordability , Broadband Access , FCC , Lifeline

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission increased the minimum service standards for Lifeline recipients from 3 GB to 4.5 GB per month.

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Move to Reclaim Spectrum to Connect Rural America

October 27, 2020 5.9GHz band , Digital Divide , FCC

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he will circulate a draft Order to reclaim 45 MHz from the auto industry to help close the digital divide.

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FCC Gives Broadband Providers Carte Blanche to Ignore Public Interest

October 27, 2020 FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Right around the time that Malcolm in the Middle started airing, I discovered the concept of emancipation. My rebellious teen self dreamed of calling it quits from my parents. Fortunately, my parents firmly squashed this notion, and I was left with the consolation prize of blaring the chorus to the show’s theme song — “you’re […]

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FCC Action to Boost Rural Broadband Spectrum

October 27, 2020 Digital Divide , FCC , Rural Broadband , Rural Broadband Access , tv white spaces , TVWS , Unlicensed Spectrum , Wireless

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order to help close the digital divide by allowing devices that use unlicensed spectrum to provide better broadband coverage in rural and unserved areas.

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Public Knowledge Condemns Latest FCC Move to Abandon Consumers

October 27, 2020 Broadband , FCC , mozilla v fcc , Net Neutrality , Open Internet

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve an Order on Remand that would reaffirm the agency’s 2017 net neutrality repeal. The vote is a response to a 2019 remand by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Mozilla v. FCC ordering the agency to address how its net neutrality repeal could harm public safety, pole attachments, and even the Lifeline program.

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Public Knowledge Criticizes FCC Chairman Pai’s Claimed Authority to Rewrite Section 230

October 15, 2020 Agency Authority , FCC , Net Neutrality , Section 230

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intent to interpret Section 230 of the Communications Act through a rulemaking. The FCC’s announcement follows a petition by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration for the agency to move forward on such a rulemaking, as well as the Justice Department’s recent recommendations for amending Section 230.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Giving Tribes A Second Chance at Spectrum to Connect Their Communities

October 15, 2020 2.5 GHz , FCC , Rural Broadband Access , Spectrum , Tribal Broadband , tribal priority window

Yesterday, Rep. Debra Haaland (D-NM) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the “Extending Tribal Broadband Priority Act of 2020” to open a second 2.5 GHz Rural Tribal Priority Window at the Federal Communications Commission with the goal of helping more Tribes apply for spectrum to connect their communities. Public Knowledge commends Rep. Haaland and Sen. Warren for their efforts to end the digital divide by ensuring that everyone has broadband access everywhere.

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AT&T’s Move to Disconnect DSL Customers Shows Harm of Deregulatory Agenda

October 14, 2020 AT&T , Broadband Access , DSL , FCC , Net Neutrality , Open Internet , Rural Broadband Access

Today, Public Knowledge, Communications Workers of America, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, Next Century Cities, Common Cause, and Greenlining Institute filed an ex parte warning the Federal Communications Commission that its deregulatory agenda leaves consumers vulnerable to losing broadband service during the pandemic. 

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