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The Impact of Technology Transitions on Rural Communities

May 11, 2015 IP Transition , Rural Access , Rural Broadband , Tech Transition , Tech Transitions

Tomorrow afternoon (May 12th), we are bringing together rural policy experts from around the country for an event on the impact of the technology transitions (previously referred to as the “IP Transition”) on rural communities. This event is open to the public and we hope you can join! It will be held on Capitol Hill at the Rayburn House Office Building at 2pm. You can RSVP here.

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A Reason to Celebrate: FCC Examines Future of the Phone Network

November 21, 2014 E911 , FCC , IP Transition

Today is a step forward for the 303 million people residing the in U.S. who depend on some kind of phone service for their personal, business, and emergency communications. This morning the Federal Communication Commission voted to move forward on two proposals that examine the future of the phone network and 911 emergency services. This vote builds on the FCC’s bipartisan, unanimous consensus around core network values that include public safety, universal access, competition, and consumer protection.

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IP Transition Hearing Emphasizes Consumer Protections and Title II

June 10, 2014 Five Fundamentals , IP Transition , Net Neutrality , Title II

Last week, Public Knowledge’s Senior Staff Attorney Jodie Griffin testified before the Senate Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet in Washington. In a hearing entitled “Preserving Public Safety and Network Reliability in the IP Transition,” Jodie drove home the necessity of the fundamental values of the phone network carrying over to new technologies, as the IP transition moves forwards and underlying technologies continue to evolve in new and exciting directions.

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PK In The Know Podcast: First Sale, IP Transition, and International Projects

June 6, 2014 Digital First Sale , International , IP Transition , TTIP , TTP

PK In The Know Podcast: First Sale, IP Transition, and International Projects

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Lessons from Fire Island: Running Useful and Responsible Trials for the Phone Network Transition

March 17, 2014 Fire Island , IP Transition , PSTN Transition

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) begins considering technical trial proposals for the transition of the phone network to Internet Protocol (IP)-based technology, it’s important to remember the lessons learned from Verizon’s ill-fated attempt to force Fire Island residents onto its untested Voice Link service. To help memorialize these lessons, Public Knowledge has released the paper The Phone Network Transition: Lessons from Fire Island.

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