Items tagged "IP Transition"

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FCC Adopts Rules for Legacy Phone Network Transition to Ensure an Upgrade for Everyone

July 14, 2016 Broadband , FCC , IP Transition , phone transition , Tech Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission adopted rules for the orderly phase out of the legacy telephone network as part of the upgrade of the national communications infrastructure (called the “Tech Transitions”).

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Adopting Tech Transition Framework

July 14, 2016 FCC , IP Transition , phone transition , Tech Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt a framework guiding the technology transition from the legacy phone network to digital services, ensuring the transition is an upgrade for all Americans and not just an upgrade for some and a downgrade for others.

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FCC Confirms Technology Transition Item on July Open Meeting Agenda

June 24, 2016 FCC , IP Transition , phone network , phone transition , Tech Transitions

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission confirmed the agency’s July 14 Open Meeting agenda, including an item on the phone network’s technology transition. This digital or “IP” transition involves all carriers transitioning the phone network from copper lines to fiber cables. Public Knowledge, which has long spearheaded efforts to ensure this massive phone network upgrade remains an upgrade for all Americans, commends the FCC on its progress.

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Public Knowledge Urges Maryland Senate Not to Hang Up on Consumers

March 17, 2015 IP Transition , Tech Transition

Today Public Knowledge and 10 other consumer advocacy groups submitted a letter to the Maryland Senate Finance Committee opposing the deregulatory Senate Bill 577. The letter explains that SB 577 will leave Maryland consumers unprotected against rate hikes and poor service quality and will remove Maryland’s state and local authorities from the broader conversation about the future of our changing communications networks.

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FCC Issues Rules on Indoor Location Accuracy for E911 to Ensure Help Will Come

January 29, 2015 FCC , IP Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve rules to ensure 911 operators are given the location of 911 callers who are using cell phones indoors. The order requires the carriers to submit a security and privacy plan to protect the device location information that would be collected under the rules.

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FCC Responds to Public Knowledge’s Confidentiality Challenges to AT&T

January 7, 2015 FCC , IP Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued an order partially granting and denying Public Knowledge and the National Consumer Law Center’s challenge to AT&T’s confidentiality claims over the timelines of its proposed network transition trials and certain network information.

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FCC Puts Consumers First in Tech Transitions

November 21, 2014 E911 , FCC , IP Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve two items to protect consumers and encourage technology transitions in the phone network. In one item, the FCC proposed rules to establish how the agency will evaluate carriers’ proposals to transition their networks to new technologies. In the second item, the FCC proposed rules to ensure reliability and accountability in 911 service in response to frequent interstate 911 outages due to technology transitions. Public Knowledge joins the Benton Foundation and the National Consumer Law Center, on behalf of its low-income clients, in commending the FCC for using its authority to put consumers first in technology transitions.

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Public Knowledge Releases Study Detailing Consumer Impact in Tech Transitions

November 6, 2014 FCC , IP Transition

Today, Public Knowledge released a study conducted by John Horrigan, an independent researcher, to determine what value consumers place on their traditional phone networks as the nation experiences technology transitions from copper to wireless lines. The report follows two IP transition proposals currently circulating at the FCC and details consumer responses to the threat of losing their existing copper technology.

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Public Knowledge to Release Study Results Revealing Consumer Impact in Tech Transitions

November 3, 2014 IP Transition , phone transition

Public Knowledge will host a press briefing at 11 a.m. Nov. 6 to discuss the results of a report conducted by John Horrigan, an independent researcher, to determine what value consumers placed on their traditional phone networks. The briefing will focus on consumer responses to the threat of losing their existing copper lines and the importance of not leaving anyone behind in the phone network transition.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FCC Proposal to Protect Consumers in Digital Age

October 31, 2014 FCC , IP Transition

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Wheeler circulated proposals to protect consumers, promote competition, and preserve 911 access throughout the ongoing phone network transition. The proposals follow Public Knowledge’s continued efforts to ensure the transition leaves no one behind.

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