Today, Public Knowledge released a study conducted by John Horrigan, an independent researcher, to determine what value consumers place on their traditional phone networks as the nation experiences technology transitions from copper to wireless lines. The report follows two IP transition proposals currently circulating at the FCC and details consumer responses to the threat of losing their existing copper technology.
The following may be attributed to Jodie Griffin, Senior Staff Attorney at Public Knowledge:
“The FCC is circulating items focused on the policy issues that arise in the phone network’s transition to IP and other new technologies. This new report reminds us that a significant portion of the population still uses the existing phone network, and relies on the existing network for specific benefits like reliability, quality, and price. As we move forward in the phone network transition, policymakers must ensure the transition is a step forward for everyone, including those still relying on traditional service.”
Please join our press briefing today at 11 a.m. to discuss the report and the impact this technology transition is having on consumers.
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