Items tagged "Rural Broadband Downgrade"
Making the Digital Transition an “Upgrade for All” AgainAugust 26, 2019 Litigation , National Network Upgrade , Rural Broadband Downgrade , Tech Transition , Tech Transitions
You can watch Harold Feld and Lindsay Stern present oral arguments for the case discussed below tomorrow at 9 a.m. PDT here. Across the nation, surprised Americans are waking to discover that their copper line — this landmark technology once used to connect America to the telephone system — doesn’t work. These unfortunate Americans are no longer […]Read More
Pai’s Plan to Downgrade Rural AmericaNovember 2, 2017 FCC , National Network Upgrade , Rural Broadband Downgrade , Tech Transitions , Wireline
On his very first day as the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai dedicated himself to closing the digital divide and to “work to bring the benefits of the digital age to all Americans.” Sounds promising for America, right? Unfortunately, Chairman Pai hasn’t followed through with this promise. Instead, the Trump-appointed FCC Chairman has rubberstamped the elimination of several policies and protections that are critical to closing the digital divide.Read More