Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Maintain Tech Transition Rules, Protect Consumers

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Public Knowledge joined Communications Workers of America and 20 rural, consumer, civil rights, labor, and other groups in a letter urging Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to retain the agency’s tech transitions rules that protect consumers while providers like Verizon transition from copper to fiber networks. The agency plans to roll back these consumer protections on November 16, effectively downgrading rural America.

Public Knowledge also joined Communications Workers of America, Institute for Local Self Reliance, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, National Hispanic Media Coalition, and Kentucky Resources Council in an ex parte filing urging the FCC to protect the public interest by maintaining the agency’s existing copper retirement notification rules.


Public Interest Groups Urge FCC Chairman to Maintain Tech Transition Rules, Protect Consumers