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This bill was passed by a voice vote in the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on April 11, 2013.
As the discussion surrounding data caps shifts from one about “data hogs” to one about pricing models, it is critical to examine the issue with precision. This short paper examines the role that price discrimination can play in broadband pricing, and considers the different ways to implement a price discrimination strategy. It concludes that, while price discrimination can be an effective way to increase access to broadband, data-based pricing is an inefficient and counter-productive means to that worthy end.
The Shift From Congestion to Discrimination
This letter was sent on March 28, 2013 by a number of consumer groups, academics, activists, and companies asking for a permanent fix to the phone unlocking problem. It is available as a pdf.
This bill was introduced by Senator Wyden in order to permit consumers to unlock their phones, despite the operation of the DMCA's anti-circumvention provisions. It is available as a pdf.
This is a copy of the Wireless Consumer Choice Act, introduced by Senators Klobuchar, Lee, and Blumenthal to direct the FCC to require carriers to allow users to unlock their phones. This is available as a pdf.
Reply comments filed by PK and EFF regarding orphan works and mass digitization. Available as a pdf.
Federal Communications Commission
Washington, D.C. 20554
In the Matter of
Technological Transition of the Nation’s Communications Infrastructure
GN Docket No. 12-353
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