Items tagged "internet access"

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Gene Kimmelman to Testify Before Senate Commerce Committee On Broadband Access During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 13, 2020 Broadband Access , Broadband Deployment , coronavirus , Digital Divide , internet access , internet inequality , testimony

Public Knowledge Senior Advisor Gene Kimmelman will testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation today at 10:00 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic” will urge Congress to pass a comprehensive legislative package to ensure that broadband is affordable, reliable, and available universally both during and after the pandemic.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Stop Anti-Competitive Broadband Contracts for Apartments and Condos

June 22, 2017 Broadband , Competition , Competition Policy , FCC , internet access

Today, the Federal Communications Commission approved a Notice of Inquiry on barriers to competitive broadband choices for consumers living in multi-tenant buildings. Public Knowledge has long supported prohibiting anti-competitive behavior and Commission efforts to remove barriers to deployment and facilitate greater choice for consumers in apartment and condominium buildings, shopping malls, and cooperatives.

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Public Knowledge Responds to NDIA Report Indicating AT&T Discrimination in Ohio

March 10, 2017 AT&T , Broadband , FCC , internet access , redlining

Today, the National Digital Inclusion Alliance and Connect Your Community published a report indicating that AT&T has “systematically discriminated against lower-income Cleveland neighborhoods in its deployment of home internet and video technologies over the past decade.”

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President Issues Executive Order on Global Entrepreneurship to Promote Affordable Internet Access

June 24, 2016 Affordable Broadband , Broadband , internet access , white house

Today, President Obama issued an Executive Order on global entrepreneurship, detailing the administration’s goals “designed to connect American and foreign entrepreneurs with the Federal Government and promote entrepreneurship across the United States and around the world.” The Executive Order also establishes that the Global Connect Initiative will focus on encouraging foreign countries to prioritize internet connectivity and digital literacy programs in developing nations.

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