Items tagged "Tech Transition"

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Pass RESILIENT Networks Act to Help Save Lives During Emergencies

March 10, 2020 RESILIENT Networks Act , Tech Transition

Today, the House Energy & Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee marked up the “Reinforcing and Evaluating Service Integrity, Local Infrastructure, and Emergency Notification for Today’s Networks Act (RESILIENT Networks Act).” The bill would improve network resiliency in times of emergency. Public Knowledge supports the bill and commends Committee Chairman Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) for refusing to leave any American behind in the digital era.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Use California Wildfire Field Hearing to Launch New Rulemaking to Protect Networks During Disasters

February 28, 2020 California , disaster recovery , FCC , natural disasters , Network Reliability , Tech Transition , wildfires

Today, reports indicate that the Federal Communications Commission will hold a field hearing in California to discuss how last year’s wildfires affected communications networks in the state. The news follows House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) recent letter urging the agency to hold such a hearing.

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In Loss for Consumers, Ninth Circuit Rejects Challenge to FCC Deregulation of Telephone Reliability Standards

January 23, 2020 consumer protections , FCC , lawsuit , phone network , Tech Transition , Tech Transitions

Today, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed Public Knowledge’s appeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s November 2017 Order, “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment,” on the grounds that Petitioners lacked standing. The case is Greenling Institute, et al. v. FCC, Case No. 17-73283.

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Public Interest Groups Urge Congress to Hold the FCC Accountable for America’s Degrading Telephone Network

December 5, 2019 FCC , phone network , phone transition , Tech Transition

Yesterday, Public Knowledge joined 23 other public interest, civil rights, tribal, and rural advocacy groups in a letter urging the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology to require Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to address public safety concerns about America’s increasingly fragile and unreliable communications network.

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Public Knowledge Urges Court Not To Hang Up On Consumers in FCC Lawsuit

September 26, 2018 Digital Divide , FCC , National Network Upgrade , Tech Transition

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by Greenlining Institute, The Utility Reform Network (TURN), and the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates (NASUCA), filed a petitioners’ brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit requesting the Court vacate the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017 Technology Transitions Order, which rolled back consumer protections established in the agency’s 2015 Order.

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FCC Votes to Eliminate More Consumer Protections in Rural Downgrade

June 7, 2018 consumer protections , Downgrade to Rural America , FCC , Tech Transition

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Second Report and Order on “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment” to further eliminate consumer protections previously adopted by the Commission to ensure phone carriers provided notice and access to replacement services when discontinuing legacy services.

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Consumer Groups Ask Ninth Circuit to Block FCC Broadband Order Downgrading Rural America

December 8, 2017 FCC , National Network Upgrade , Tech Transition

Today, Public Knowledge, joined by The Greenlining Institute, The Utility Reform Network, and National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, filed a Petition for Review with the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The petition asks the court to reverse and vacate the Federal Communications Commission’s November Order rolling back the agency’s consumer protections for Americans on legacy copper phone lines.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Senate Passage of Telecommunications Bills

August 4, 2017 FCC , Mobile Innovation , spoofing , Tech Transition

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed several pieces of legislation focused on improving next-generation wireless networks and broadband infrastructure deployment, ensuring that rural areas have reliable voice services and protecting consumers from spoofing.

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Public Knowledge Responds to NYC Complaint Alleging Verizon Breached Deployment Promise

March 14, 2017 Broadband , FCC , Tech Transition

Yesterday, New York City filed a complaint alleging that Verizon breached its 2008 franchise agreement with the city. Reports indicate the city claims Verizon “has failed to make its service available to at least ‘tens of thousands’ of prospective customers and has refused to accept service requests from many others.”

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Block Anti-consumer Bills Targeting Digital Rights

January 18, 2017 Broadband , consumer protections , Net Neutrality , Tech Transition

Today, Public Knowledge joins six public interest groups in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) urging Congress to oppose three bills targeting consumer protections in the digital age.

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