Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission’s Task Force to Prevent Digital Discrimination announced that it is now offering consumers the ability to share their stories on acquiring broadband internet access as part of an effort to learn more about how consumers are experiencing digital discrimination first-hand. The announcement follows the agency’s approval of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to promote equal access to broadband in every community.
The following can be attributed to Greg Guice, Director of Government Affairs at Public Knowledge:
“We thank the Chairwoman and the Task Force to Prevent Digital Discrimination she established to work on this critically important proceeding for establishing this straightforward way for consumers to provide their lived experience in trying to obtain and use broadband in their communities. This should help the Commission, and all stakeholders, better understand in concrete terms the exact challenges consumers face in trying to obtain and use robust, affordable broadband service, which will help the Commission as it looks to establish the rules to prevent digital discrimination that Congress called for on a bipartisan basis.”
You may view our recent blog post, “Why Is Redlining Still Happening?,” for more information on how digital discrimination still occurs.
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