Labor, civil rights, and public interest advocates urge FCC to adopt strong rules against digital discrimination
CWA joined with a coalition of civil rights and public interest organizations led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) to urge the FCC to take a comprehensive approach in defining digital discrimination, prioritize robust data collection and utilization, enhance capacity, revise internal procedures, and draft strong enforcement provisions to ensure the law can be effectively enforced.
“The lack of access to broadband internet service among communities of color, low-income households, and rural communities means that many vulnerable households are disproportionately excluded from full participation in our society and, thus, raises a critical equity and civil rights concern,” said Labor, civil rights, and public interest advocates. “Congress has spoken: Digital discrimination has no place in the United States. The civil rights community stands ready to act as a close partner to the commission as it undertakes the extremely important task of carrying out Congress’ direction.”
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