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    What Canada can learn from how the U.S. handles cell outages in hurricanes: CBC interviews Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld on the FCC’s responses following hurricane outages.

    Big telecom’s relentless lobbying is pushing Gigi Sohn’s FCC nomination to the brink: Government Affairs Director Greg Guice is quoted in the Daily Dot on Gigi Sohn, “With important decisions on competition, mapping, media ownership, digital discrimination, and other big issues coming before the Commission, she needs to be confirmed so the FCC can do the hard work it must do to protect consumers and promote the public interest.” (9/21/2022)

    Democrats propose foundation to boost digital equity efforts: The Washington Post mentions Public Knowledge regarding backing a proposal for a nonprofit foundation that would work for equitable internet access. (9/15/2022)

    Twitter whistleblower faces the Senate. Then what?: Senior Policy Counsel Sara Collins is quoted by MSN on an upcoming data privacy hearing, “This is not going to be like, game-changing. There are no privacy protections in the United States. It all comes back to the same thing. Like, we know the remedy. So can we just get there.”(9/13/2022)

    Lawmakers Press Verisign To Join ‘Trusted Notifier’ Program And Take More Action To Combat Piracy: Public Knowledge is mentioned by Deadline regarding policies cracking down on piracy. (9/13/2022)

    Meet the strangest alliance in tech policy: Public Knowledge is mentioned in the Washington Post for leading a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee opposing the JCPA. (9/8/2022)

    Legislation to force Big Tech to pay publisher for online news ‘blown up’ by censorship amendment: The Hartford Courant quotes Senior Policy Counsel Sara Collins on the JCPA, “There’s no guarantee that any of this money goes toward funding journalism. This seems like a really good way to funnel money to organizations that probably don’t need it.” (9/8/2022)

    Tech trade groups come out against bill to boost local and conservative news: Public Knowledge is mentioned in the Washington Examiner in regards to the signing of a letter opposing the JCPA. (9/6/2022)

    Privacy advocates demand rules for mobile providers on data use: MSN quotes Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld on passing stronger data privacy regulations, “The only ‘industry standard’ appears to be that there is no standard at all for how long carriers retain data, how they protect it, or how hard they make it for their customers to invoke their rights.” (9/6/2022)

    TechTank Episode 52: Do you know where your spectrum is? The U.S.’s never-ending quest for more bandwidth: Tech Tank discusses closing the digital divide with Public Knowledge Policy Counsel Kathleen Burke. (9/6/2022)

    Making sure artists are paid for work is the American way The Hill mentions Public Knowledge in regards to supporting the American Music Fairness Act. (9/2/2022)

    Elon Musk’s satellite internet flies under the radar at public schools nationwide: Article from NBC News quotes Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld, “The fact that they can go after a number of these hard-to-serve markets is a big advantage for their technology… It’s all well and good for these guys to serve airlines and cruise lines and RVs, but they got a lot of regulatory favors to service rural America, and that ought to remain their main business.” (9/1/2022)

    Local News Would Get Help Against Big Tech in Revamped Bill: Bloomberg Government mentions Public Knowledge in regard to concerns about the updated Journalism Compeition and Preservation Act. (8/22/2022)

    New US Privacy Law May Give Telecoms Free Pass on $200 Million Fines: Public Knowledge Senior Policy Counsel Sara Collins is quoted by Vice on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, “As the legislation is currently drafted, there is a risk of non-enforcement against the wireless carriers for selling location data to bounty hunters. We are hopeful that a change can be easily made to the legislation to ensure that any ongoing enforcement actions would be allowed to continue to completion.” (8/15/2022)

    FCC Wins Court Battle to Repurpose Auto Safety Spectrum for Wi-Fi: Policy Counsel Kathleen Burke is quoted in CNET, “Not only did the court reaffirm the FCC’s authority as the expert agency over spectrum decisions, but it also upheld the FCC’s correct call to stop bankrolling the auto industry’s speculation on Intelligent Transportation Services that were still in development after more than 20 years.” (8/12/2022)

    Tech industry’s critical policy issues likely tabled as Congress heads for recess: Senior Vice President Harold Feld and Public Knowledge Co-founder Gigi Sohn are mentioned by CNBC in regards to tech policy progress going into the end of the year. (8/5/2022)

    Corporate lobbying could imperil sweeping data privacy bill: The Hill quotes Senior Policy Counsel at Public Knowledge, Sara Collins, on the American Data Privacy and Protection Act, “The gist of the bill is to have companies not collect any more data than they need to provide you with the service that you’re engaging with.” (8/3/2022)

    Bloomberg Technology: Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman discusses antitrust and the reining in of Big Tech. (8/1/2022)

    Future of Spectrum – Senate Commerce Committee: Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, holds a hearing titled “Future of Spectrum” featuring testimony from Public Knowledge President and CEO Chris Lewis. (8/2/2022)

    Congressional Democrats Introduce Net Neutrality Bill CNET mentions Director of Government Affairs Greg Guice. (7/28/2022)

    FTC files to block Facebook-parent Meta from buying a VR company: Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman discusses the FTC’s complaint against Facebook. (7/27/2022)

    FCC asks tech companies about geolocation practices amid abortion data worries: Article from the Washington Examiner quotes Public Knowledge Senior Vice President Harold Feld, “In light of the long history of abuses by carriers selling this kind of detailed and hyper-accurate information to law enforcement, bounty hunters, and even stalkers, Chairwoman Rosenworcel is to be praised for conducting this inquiry.” (7/22/2022)

    Don’t Look Now, but Congress Might Pass an Actually Good Privacy Bill: Wired quotes Senior Policy Counsel Sara Collins, “The reason I really like this bill is, it takes a data-minimization approach first. The bill at the outset is like, ‘One, you don’t collect any more data than you reasonably need, and, two, here’s a list of reasons you might need this data.’”(7/21/2022)

    House panel set to advance privacy bill, striking a long-awaited grand bargain: The Washington post quotes Senior Policy Counsel Sara Collins about the bipartisan privacy bill markup, “Everybody is coming to terms with the fact that this is going to have to be bipartisan, and nobody’s going to get everything that they want.” (7/20/2022)

    New internal documents show tech giants pushing out competitors: Politico quotes Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman about the importance of antitrust, “It’s additional compelling evidence for anyone who was still on the fence that these problems are real and the recommendations of the report need to be taken seriously by Congress.” (7/19/2022)

    Facebook Internal Memo on Rivals Undercuts Antitrust Defense: An article featured on MSN, quotes Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman regarding a memo from Facebook stating that they are “trying to compete on size, not quality.” (7/19/2022)

    Slow broadband? FCC wants to boost internet speeds from ‘harmful’ minimums: ZDNet mentions co-founder of Public Knowledge and potential fifth member of the FCC board, Gigi Sohn. (7/19/2022)

    Congressional Democrats Ready Net Neutrality Bill: CNET quotes Director of Government Affairs Greg Guice about the impasse with Gigi Sohn’s FCC nomination, “Service providers can comply with 50 sets of regulations. It’s not ideal. But I guess that’s what the ISPs want, because that’s what’s happening without a fifth commissioner.” (7/18/2022)

    FCC Creates Incentive Program to Close Digital Divide on Tribal Lands: CNET mentions Public Knowledge in regard to information on how common carriers tend to limit deploying services to rural and tribal communities. (7/14/2022)

    Millions of Americans are still eligible for internet and $100 for a laptop, but it won’t last – don’t miss your chance: Yahoo! quotes Senior Policy Counsel Jenna Leventoff about the barrier to getting internet access for low-wage earners, “It means that they can’t do a video chat or go to school online. They can’t work remotely. They can’t do a telehealth visit.  They can’t talk with their friends.” (7/14/2022)

    A More Perfect Union: Civil Rights, Tech Policy, and Elon Musks’ Attempt to Ditch $44B Deal to Purchase Twitter: Dr. Nii-Quartelai Quartey features Government Affairs Policy Counsel A. Prince Albert III on his podcast show. (7/10/2022)

    Why AT&T and Verizon are feuding with the US government over a last-minute delay to 5G: In the Verge, Senior Vice President talked about why Verizon and AT&T care so much about FG saying that, “They don’t have sufficient mid-band spectrum without it.” (1/4/2022)

    Why 2022 could be a ‘watershed year’ for tech regulation: Director of Government Affairs Greg Guice emphasized the importance of Congress moving quickly on digital marketplace reform efforts, telling the Washington Post that “gatekeepers are more than capable of running out the clock.” (1/3/2022)

    Telecoms set to launch new 5G spectrum over FAA objections: Senior Vice President Harold Feld discusses the ongoing tensions between the aviation and telecommunications industries over the deployment of 5G with Marketplace. (1/3/2022)

    Big Tech’s Next Monopoly Game: Building the Car of the Future: Politico quotes Competition Policy Director Charlotte Slaiman about the importance of competition, “It’s really hard to remedy anticompetitive conduct five or 10 years down the line.” (12/26/2021)

    A political fight over 5G could upend air travel: What you should know: Senior Vice President Harold Feld is quoted in CNN about the fight over 5G between the aviation industry and telecommunications industry, saying “It’s worth noting that about 40 other countries have approved use of 5G in C-Band.” (12/22/2021)

    Inside the new federal broadband fund: What will $65 billion actually buy?: Director of Government Affairs Greg Guice discusses in Enterprise.Nxt what the impact of the bipartisan infrastructure bill broadband funding will be saying that “This is a once-in-a-generation investment that will definitely get us closer to closing the digital divide”. (12/8/2021)

    Planet Money: Senior Policy Counsel Meredith Rose discusses Taylor Swift and copyright. (11/24/21)

    FAA forced delay in 5G rollout despite having no proof of harm to aviation: Ars Technica quotes Senior Vice President Harold Feld in debunking Federal Aviation Administration claims of interference related to 5G. (11/18/21)

    The FCC Proposes A Wi-Fi Tax — For Real This Time: In Forbes, Senior Vice President Harold Feld criticized the recent proposed WiFi Tax saying, “The whole point of unlicensed spectrum is that it’s open for everyone to use” in a Forbes Op-Ed. (11/16/21)

    3G shutdowns could leave most vulnerable without a connection: The Washington Post speaks with Senior Vice President Harold Feld about the 3G sunset and how we ensure the transition to 5G doesn’t leave consumers behind (11/13/2021)

    A spectrum roadblock for the wireless industry: On Explain to Shane with Shane Tews, Senior Vice President Harold Feld discusses the recent Federal Aviation Administration warning that using C-band for 5G could interfere with air safety, reigniting a multiyear battle that many believe FCC engineers have successfully put to rest. (11/10/2021)

    Biden’s “historic” $65 billion broadband plan approved by Congress: President and CEO Chris Lewis in Ars Technica praised the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package passed by Congress, “We applaud the bill’s provisions that fund digital equity initiatives and that require internet service providers to use a uniform label so customers will be able to easily compare [I]nternet plans.” (11/8/2021)

    How your photo could end up in the public domain — and used in ads around the world: In CNN, Senior Policy Counsel Meredith Rose talks about copyright and social media in regards to about the recent BJ Novak pictures that were said to have entered the public domain. “Copyright is designed to incentivize the artist pushing the shutter button, not the model in the photo itself,” Rose said. (11/7/2021)

    The free laptop program built into the Biden reconciliation plan: In Verge, Senior Policy Counsel Jenna Leventoff says “We can invest all of this money in the infrastructure package in broadband deployment, but we’re not going to close the digital divide if we don’t make sure people have the computers and tablets they need,” in an interview about a proposed subsidy program to help low-income families afford devices. (11/2/2021)