Items tagged "Tech Transitions"

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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Tech Transitions”

July 31, 2015 FCC , Tech Transitions , Tech Transitions Series

Over the coming weeks, we will feature a series of blog posts about the tech transitions. In our first post, Meredith Filak Rose introduces the tech transitions and explains what they mean for you.

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What Happens When Your Phone Network Fails?

July 2, 2015 Network Reliability , Public Safety , Tech Transitions

Fun fact: unlike traditional copper lines, most new “land line” phone technologies don’t run on their own power. When the power goes out, so does the phone line—and your ability to call for help.

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Universal Service in an All-IP World: All the People, All the Places

May 28, 2015 Tech Transitions , Universal Service

Today Public Knowledge released a white paper about the tech transitions, authored by Jodie Griffin. The following blog post provides some background.

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Universal Service in an All-IP World

May 28, 2015 Tech Transitions , Universal Service

Today Public Knowledge released a white paper about the tech transitions, authored by Jodie Griffin.

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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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Public Knowledge Responds to FCC Rollback of Technology Transition Rules

April 20, 2017 consumer protections , FCC , phone network , Tech Transitions

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking aimed at “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment.” It proposes reforms to pole attachments, and begins examining preemption of local and state barriers to broadband deployment. Bundled among these smaller issues, however, is an effort to potentially reverse the FCC’s Technology Transitions Order adopted in 2015.

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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 Applauds Verizon, INCOMPAS for Supporting Competition in Special Access Market

April 7, 2016 Broadband , Competition , FCC , Special Access , Tech Transitions

Today, Verizon Wireless and INCOMPAS, a trade association representing telecommunications companies, sent a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the agency to adopt a permanent special access framework that accommodates new technology while encouraging the transition from legacy telecommunication services to internet protocol. Public Knowledge commends both Verizon and INCOMPAS for working together to craft a special access proposal that promotes competition and innovation in the marketplace.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Broadband Privacy Panel February 17

February 16, 2016 Broadband , Press Release , Privacy , Tech Transitions

Public Knowledge and the Open Technology Institute at New America will host a panel on broadband privacy February 17 from 10 to 11 a.m at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. The panel, “Preserving Broadband Network Privacy,” will discuss what potential privacy protections might look like if the Federal Communications Commission were to step forward and apply them to broadband today. The panel will also present recent writings on the topic, including a paper from Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld.

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Public Knowledge Urges Wireless Industry to Protect Personal Data of Low-income Americans

October 9, 2015 Data Security , Lifeline , Privacy , Tech Transitions

Today, Public Knowledge and 11 other consumer advocacy groups filed an Opposition to the CTIA – The Wireless Association’s petition asking the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its authority to safeguard sensitive information of Lifeline program participants. The FCC’s June 2015 Order permits telephone providers to copy and store highly sensitive personal data of Lifeline applicants, including social security numbers, tax records and addresses.

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