FCC Extends Preventing Digital Discrimination NPRM Reply Comment Date

The Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau granted an unopposed motion filed by Public Knowledge, The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, Center for Accessible Technology, Common Cause, Common Sense Media, Communications Workers of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, The Greenlining Institute, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, MediaJustice, National Urban League, Next Century Cities, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and TURN—The Utility Reform Network seeking a 30-day extension of time for filing reply comments in the above-captioned proceeding from March 21, 2023 to April 20, 2023. On March 16, 2022, the FCC adopted a Notice of Inquiry to commence a proceeding “to ensure that all people of the United States benefit from equal access to broadband internet access service,” with the intention of preventing and identifying steps the Commission should take to eliminate “digital discrimination of access based on income level, race, ethnicity, color, religion, or national origin,” consistent with Congress’s directive in section 60506 of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). 

WCB Extends Preventing Digital Discrimination NPRM Reply Comment Date